Small Business Resources


Greater East Mountain Chamber members can count on regular social media, promotional, and networking support. We also work to bring you information and services that help you as a business owner.

ADA Service Animals – Americans with Disabilities Act ensures access for people with disabilities (which may not be physical or visible to you). This one-page information sheet helps businesses understand ADA rules for service animals (2010). Printable 2-page information sheet (ADA and NM regulations).ADA and NM Service Animal Info

Advertising Discounts – Greater East Mountain Chamber members are eligible for discounts on advertising with local radio and print media. Discounts for special promotions are periodically available to GEM member businesses at East Mountain Radio, The Independentand Route 66 NM Magazine Please contact each business for specifics.

Starting A BusinessNew Mexico Economic Development provides a variety of resources for new ventures/start-up businesses, as well as larger entities considering relocation to New Mexico. Additionally, you might find helpful ideas here from finding the right business for you to what is a dba and steps to starting a business.

Business Courses On-Demand – free and low-cost online courses available through SCORE.

New Mexico Secretary of State Office is where you may search and/or file corporate and business records.

New Mexico Workforce Connection works with employers and job seekers. Employers can also gain valuable information on employment support services and programs.

New Mexico Drug Card Program – Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, through its association with Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, is proud to bring you the New Mexico Drug Card program. It provides FREE discount health savings cards to New Mexico Residents. Average savings are around 30% off U&C pricing, and as much as 75% on some medications. This link will connect you to the website for more info and to download a card.

New Mexico Restaurant AssociationFood Safety information. Restaurant resource information, ServSafe Food Handling and Alcohol server classes (employee and management). Contact (505) 343-9848 or

New Mexico Restaurant Association – info on minimum wage for tipped employees (locations throughout NM)

Wage InformationSanta Fe County, Bernalillo County, State of New Mexico, Federal

NM Minimum Wage Information – Where city or county minimum wage ordinances are not in place, State of New Mexico minimum wage prevails.

New Mexico Economic Data
• State of New Mexico Economic Development
• University of New Mexico Bureau of Business & Economic Research
• NM State University Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business Department
• Santa Fe County Economic & Industry Snapshot

New Mexico Labor Analysis Statistics and Economic Research

Small Business LoansHow Do Small Business Loans Work?