Entrepreneurial Networking

In rural Northern New Mexico, entrepreneurs are the heart of the economy.

Our communities are located in a beautiful and culturally diverse area distinguished by an equally diverse collection of entrepreneurs. Northern New Mexico’s strong tradition of entrepreneurship is illustrated by its high percentage of self-employed persons and its many small and family-owned businesses.

What We Do

In Taos, Rio Arriba and San Miguel counties, our communities have an integrated and comprehensive support system that provides coaching, resources, and networks to help entrepreneurs reach the next level of success.

One-to-One Coaching

Network facilitators in each community meet one-to-one with local entrepreneurs to identify strategic needs and assess their businesses and their goals. One-to-one coaching is provided free of charge and is offered on an ongoing basis. Meetings occur where the entrepreneurs are most comfortable—at their businesses, a library, coffee shop, or other local facilities.

Connections to Resources

Through networks and relationships, network facilitators refer local entrepreneurs to resources and services that meet their needs. These referrals may include anything from funding resources and microloans to technical assistance and market research. Volunteers with specific business expertise are often available to assist the entrepreneurs with their specialized needs.


Each community hosts regular events for its entrepreneurs. Networking events are a great way to meet and share experiences with entrepreneurs and business leaders in your community.

Pay It Forward

Over time, entrepreneurs gain experience and volunteer their time to help other entrepreneurs. By participating in the Entrepreneurial Network, you can learn from and lend a hand to entrepreneurs in your community.