New Mexico Small Business Assistance: Solving small business challenges through laboratory expertise
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program allows New Mexico small businesses facing a technical challenge to access the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses with a technical challenge can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation and access to special equipment or facilities.
FAQ: Does your company qualify?
  • Are you a for-profit business?
  • Are you located in New Mexico?
  • Is your company a small business? [US SBA guidelines]
  • Is your company US owned and operated?
  • Does your company pay/file gross receipts taxes to the State of New Mexico?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you can qualify for researcher hours:
  • $20,000 if located in a rural county
  • $10,000 if located in Bernalillo County
I knew that the problem was something beyond my ability to solve and would be useful to everyone else who makes clay prints. The help I received—it’s something I could not have gotten anywhere else. - Carrie Quade, President   READ MORE »
Solving this problem would have taken me a year, but it only took three months with Sandia’s collaboration. Now I can put my product back on the market. - Tina Bagon, Owner   READ MORE »
We are pleased to share with you the 2013 Annual Report for the New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA)Program. This report showcases success stories and presents quantitative results from the past year.   READ MORE »
They are providing the engineering expertise so that I can move on my own with some more modern technology. –Chantal Lau, Owner   READ MORE »