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New Mexico Small Business Development Center
Building New Mexico's Economy One Business At A Time




“Building New Mexico’s Economy One Business At A Time”

Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, the Small Business Development Center in Albuquerque's South Valley can help you climb the ladder of success. The SBDC offers FREE management consulting, training courses, and government procurement assistance for central New Mexico businesses.

A Good Business Plan Is Like A Road Map, You Need One To Negotiate The Twists And Turns On The Route To Success

Maria L. Bustillos, Owner of Mis Estrellitas Hierberia y Ceramica
Maria L. Bustillos, Owner of Mis Estrellitas Hierberia y Ceramica
Mis Estrellitas Hierberia y Ceramica
Mis Estrellitas Hierberia y Ceramica


Mis Estrellitas Hierberia Y Botánica is a retail store that sells natural herbs, candles, oils, incense, religious artifacts, spiritual baths, home remedies and much more. Owned and operated by Maria Lidia Bustillos since 2005. Mrs. Bustillos came to the Albuquerque South Valley SBDC in 2005 seeking assistance in starting a small retail shop in the South Valley. The SBDC was able to assist her in writing a business plan and obtaining financing to build her inventory. Mrs. Bustillos was approved for $3,000 from Wesst and was able to start her business in a small 100sq ft. location. Her business became very successful and grew fast. Mrs. Bustillos was receiving request from clients for different products and was soon outgrowing her location. In less than two years Maria Lidia came back to the SBDC for assistance in purchasing a retail store. In 2007 she was able to get financing for a location with the assistance of the SBDC. She is currently located in this building. She improved the facility by using vibrant colors and decorating it with stars. She started with a retail shop space of 200 sq. ft., and is currently using about 1000 sq. ft. of retail space to sell her products.

Mrs. Bustillos continues to grow her business by offering a variety of products and her knowledge of natural herb remedies. Over the years we continue to help her in different areas of a business such as, wholesale purchasing, flyers, and marketing.

Mrs. Bustillos said, “I’m grateful for the assistance the Albuquerque South SBDC has given me and I truly feel that the Albuquerque South Valley SBDC has been the basis of my business success.”
Visit Mis Estrellitas Hierberia Y Botánica
918 Old Coors Dr. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone Number: 505-203-3436.#####

The Albuquerque South Valley SBDC helps entrepreneurs start new businesses and grow their existing ones.

We provide FREE:

• One-on-one business counseling
• Referrals
• Technical training
• Computer training
• Access to information(library,computer,database)
• New Business Orientation
• Workshops and seminars

The Albuquerque South Valley SBDC offers special assistance to:

• Woman and Minority-Owned Businesses
• Young Entrepreneurs
• Spanish Speaking Clients

We offer additional expertise in the areas of:

• International trade (importing/exporting)
• Procurement
• Taxation
• Finance
• Accounting

The Albuquerque South Valley SBDC links federal, state and local resources in a network of services to help you reach every milestone along the route to success:

• Writing a business plan
• Designing a marketing plan
• Assembling a loan packages or financing plan
• Setting up a bookkeeping system
• Using a computer for business applications
• Analyzing financial statements
• Doing business with the government
• Entering global markets
• Solving technical problems

Local Business Partners
ACCION (505) 243-8844
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (505) 842-9003
American Indian Chamber of Commerce (505) 766-9545
Native American Business Enterprise Center (505) 243-6775
Help-New Mexico, Inc. (505) 265-3717
The Loan Fund (505) 243-3196
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (505)452-8525
SBA (505) 248-8225
South Valley Economic Development Center (505) 877-0373
UNM Law Clinic (505) 277-5265
WESST Enterprise Centers (505) 246-6900
Veterans Procurement Assistance Center (505)338-4155
Enlace Comunitario (505) 246-8972

For more information or to sign up for a new business orientation session, please call (505) 248-0132.

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SBDC Staff
Patricia(Trish) Abbin, Interim Director
Liliana Ramirez, Technical Support
Richard Asenap, Procurement Advisor (PTAP)(505)224-5258 located at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Building

Albuquerque South Valley Small Business Development Center
1309 4th Street Suite A SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 248-0132
(505) 224-5968 fax
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, M-F

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