SBDC and LACDC Collaborate on New Model for Assisting Small Business


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) are working together to create a more efficient business model for the delivery of small business assistance services in Los Alamos.

Previously, the SBDC was operated by the LACDC in downtown Los Alamos. As of Jan. 1, 2013, the SBDC began operating under a contract with UNM-LA. The LACDC continued to assist businesses until the SBDC settled into its new offices on the UNM-LA campus.

The SBDC is now fully staffed and providing help for entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing small businesses in Los Alamos. SBDC services include business plan development, accounting, finance, technology, training, marketing, government procurement, e-commerce, social media, legal structures and research.

The LACDC has turned its focus to developing a “hybrid business incubator” for small businesses in Los Alamos. The incubator will serve as an entrepreneurial resource center to test the delivery, coordination and assembly of core entrepreneurial services in a virtual context.

For more information about starting or expanding a small business, contact Ted Lopez at the SBDC at UNM-LA at 505.662.0337 or

For information on the development and testing of the virtual business incubator, contact Scott Randall at the LACDC at 505.661.4854 or

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