Starting a Business in Questa

Business Resources

people who can help you along the way

When you want to start a business, it can be over whelming! This information from the Questa Economic Development Fund is designed to help guide you in the right direction so you have all of the resources and tools to navigate the ups, downs, and curves along your journey to opening day.

Questa Economic Development Fund

Lynn Skall, director
1 NM-Hwy 38, Questa NM 87556
lynn@questaedf.com
Leave a message at (575) 586-2149

Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos

Anwar Kaelin, center director
anwar@unm.edu

New Mexico Economic Development Department

Peter Mitchell, regional representative for Taos County
peter.mitchell@state.nm.us
(505) 827-2199

resources to consider before you take your first step

Free Local Business Counseling for new and growing businesses

New Mexico SBDCs offer access to confidential, no-cost professional business counseling for New Mexicans who want to grow their business. Our professional business consultants have the knowledge and tools to help emerging and growing businesses design growth strategies and make better business decisions to realize their goals and growth. 
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Free NM Small Business Economic Development Toolbox

This toolbox is a broad summary of resources for financing and assistance programs to help start-up or expanding businesses, and to help improve the economic quality of life in communities.
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Common mistakes when starting a business

 

The process of starting a business is a personal and emotional experience. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to objectively make decisions and projections. Below is a list of common mistakes entrepreneurs make when writing or talking about their business. These can also happen when you are concerned that your business does not look attractive on paper.

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Step-by Step How-To Guide for starting a business

The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working “With Your Mentor” on each topic.
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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a resource guide for Rural Development to help people in rural America start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs in their communities and strengthen America’s economy. LEARN MORE

Starting a small business and achieving success is no small task. While there is no magic formula or secret sauce, starting a business requires insight, dedication, and well-thought-out plans, which are areas that all veterans have vast amounts of experience in.

What we are hoping to provide with our guides is additional resources that can ensure Veterans can execute their business plan with all the unique competitive advantages available to them. Grants, training resources, counseling, and veterans-only business opportunities just to list a few.
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Free online Business Workshops, Training, Webinars