Taos Small Business Development Center
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Taos Client of the Year
Company: Anasazi Gold
Owners: Daniel Jaramillo
Type of Business: Health
Years in Business: 5
Number of Employees: 4
The Taos Small Business Development Center (SBDC), affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has named Daniel Jaramillo its outstanding client of the year. Mr. Jaramillo was honored in a special ceremony at the State Capitol on February 26.
Daniel Jaramillo is owner and operator of Anasazi Gold, LLC. The business consists of manufacturing, processing and packaging its own line of humate mineral supplements for humans, plants and animals. Humates are chemical compounds formed as natural byproducts of the composting of organic matter into soil, and are believed to have antioxidant and antiviral properties as well as aiding in the absorption of nutrients by the body. Mr. Jaramillo states that he is positioning his company to be "the cutting edge provider of an all-organic product line made with humates." The business is currently located in the Taos area.
Anasazi Gold's organic chemistry formulations and general manufacturing procedures (GMP’s) have been researched and require no additional chemistry or laboratory formulations to maximize the quality of their products, which are produced by an all natural organic process. "It is all pure and natural, for optimal health and wellness for humans, plants and animals," says Mr. Jaramillo.
Mr. Jaramillo has worked with the UNM-Taos SBDC for business planning, financing and marketing. His next phase is developing products available in capsule form. These will require an automated packaging system to allow him in to sell Anasazi Gold products in more regions of the country. He is currently in the process of opening a bottle-filling plant in Albuquerque to increase his production and lower his costs.
Mr. Jaramillo is pleased with the help the UNM-Taos SBDC has given him. He says, “The SBDC has been a great ally on giving advice and on helping me with people who want to invest in my business. Overall, the Taos office has been so very helpful.”
New Mexico's Small Business Development Centers provide existing and new small businesses with 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.
114 Civic Plaza Dr.
Taos, NM 87571
Gary Bouty, Director