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Star Client Awards

Every year across New Mexico, each NMSBDC center selects a business that has shown an extraordinary commitment not only to their own business success but also to their community.  The businesses selected meet criteria based upon the diverse New Mexico economy.

Pictures from this years event

The Skillet

SBDC @ Luna Community College

2016 Star Client

Isaac C. Sandoval approached SBDC-LCC in January 2014 and requested loan and business plan information for his mobile kitchen idea. With the assistance of SBDC-LCC the business plan was developed and determined that the business proposal

was feasible. Sandoval used the business plan as a financial proposal and successfully obtaining a loan in July 2014 from a private investor for his start up needs. Sandoval did not waste time and started “The Skillet: Rolling Kitchen and Catering” in Las
Vegas, New Mexico shortly after receiving the loan. The Skillet began with two part-time employees. With steady growth in one year, The Skillet has added an additional seven full-time employees. The Skillet’s menu comprises a variety of contemporary Mexican American and fast casual dining that includes specialty burritos, sandwiches, and tacos cooked on a 300-pound, four foot cast iron skillet. The Skillet has outgrown its current location and there is a need for more tables and chairs to accommodate the growth of the business. Sandoval is in the process of expanding the business to the building next door to The Skillet’s current location to accommodate more customers. Additionally, Sandoval is in the process of updating his business plan to include the new location and the mobile catering business.
“The expertise of the SBDC-LCC was instrumental in helping get organized and create a business plan. I quickly learned that I could not do this alone and it was great to have the assistance of the SBDC-LCC.”
   – Isaac C. Sandoval, Owner – The Skillet, Las Vegas, New Mexico

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