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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

Bison Star Naturals

SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Taos

2016 Star Client

The Taos Small Business Development Center (SBDC), affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has named Bison Star Naturals as its outstanding client of the year.   Jacquelene McHorse is the owner and operator of Bison Star Naturals, a vegan soap and body care company.  She sells items such as soaps and skin care products throughout the Taos area at local shops, fairs, galleries, museums, as well as online.  All of her products are handmade from scratch by her, from materials gathered in the surrounding areas.   One of the most important aspects of Jacquelene’s business philosophy is to support the local community in every way possible.  “We purchase many of our supplies from many fellow Taos businesses because we value our community and neighbors.”

Jacquelene came to the Taos UNM/SBDC office looking for help with taxes. “Both Gary and Daniel were very knowledgable in their fields.  They were able to answer my questions and teach me more about accounting and taxes.” says Jacquelene of when she first came into the office.  “I was able to better understand GRT and get my accounting system started”.  Jacquelene has spent many sessions with the Taos UNM/SBDC office.  Since her initial visit in January of 2014, Jacquelene has seen growth in her business.  “As a young entrepreneur, I have had many questions.  I can address with them and get a timely and thorough answer.  They are very personable and very much care about their clients.”

New Mexico's Small Business Development Centers provide existing and new small businesses with free expert counseling in planning, marketing, financing, licensing, accounting, government contracting and many more areas. To contact the UNM-Taos Small Business Development Center call (575) 737-6214


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