Owning a business is both exciting and challenging.

With SCORE, we welcome you in and offer lots of support.  Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

Below you’ll  find local and National free online templates and tools (in English and Spanish) with proven tips on small business topics. The Las Cruces SCORE office has booklets, informational guidance and instructional materials for your use when starting up a business.


Steps to Start and Register your Business in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County, New Mexico

A great small business always starts out as an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. Thats when many people start to feel overwhelmed. It’s understandable to... Read more


Resource Guide For Small Business New Mexico Edition

U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Resource Guide for New Mexico. Read more


How to Pay Business Debts You Can't Afford

Getting your business out of debt on a limited budget requires a methodical, disciplined and patient approach. Read more

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Business Plan

Article Language: English

The starting point for any new business is to develop a detailed business plan.  Existing organizations also need a business plan to be competitive and profitable.  The business... Read more

Recorded Webinar

Business Types and Models that are Recession Resistant

Event Language: English
September 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns. Read more

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

Article Language: English
September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.


The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 1: Economic Anxiety Persists

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more