Startup & Small Business Resources

Running a successful business takes more than a great product or service. There are a lot of “behind the scenes” details that need to be managed to ensure that you are profitable. Here are some useful tips and resources to help you start or grow your business in the Four Corners region of New Mexico.


Starting a successful business takes more than having an amazing product or providing a great service. It takes preparation and a wide set of skills. Knowing what order to do things in and who to contact can keep you from losing precious time and money during the start-up phase of your new business. Steps such as writing a detailed business plan can ensure that you do not miss anything critical that will prevent you from opening your doors on schedule.

Many small business owners are also their own general managers, bookkeepers, marketing/IT specialists, safety coordinator, human resource departments and so on. Educating yourself on the basics in the area can help you make smart decisions about when you may need to outsource certain tasks, hire someone with specific skills, learn to do it yourself, etc.

San Juan County has an amazing resource for start-up businesses in the Quality Center for Business located at San Juan College’s Quality Center for Business. Entrepreneurs can locate in the Business Incubator where they have access to shared business services, low-cost office space, hands on management assistance and business support.

San Juan College Quality Center for Business

Enterprise Center
(Located inside the Quality Center for Business)

5101 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402

(505) 566-3699