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Press Release


January 17, 2013

The University of New Mexico Small Business Institute (SBI) at the Anderson School of Management is now accepting applications for both the Spring and Fall 2013 semesters. This is the ideal program for small businesses looking for assistance in business projects such as marketing, expansion, financing, or creating business plans.
Small business owners will work with graduate and undergraduate students, guided by faculty members and mentored by SCORE consultants, to receive consulting expertise and an outside perspective on how to improve business practices. The cost to participate in the SBI assistance program is $500.
"Not only is the fee a reasonable price for the amount of time and effort put into the report,” says David Hammitt, SBI Coordinator. “But the students also have access to several major business databases that would normally cost business owners thousands of dollars to use. Businesses are saving money while at the same time receiving the research from the professional consulting reports."
Since it was founded in 1978, the SBI has successfully helped more than six hundred businesses including startup companies, expanding businesses, non-profit organizations, and family businesses. Two recent consulting projects completed by UNM SBI students are nominated for the top three prizes in the national SBI best consulting report competition. The winners of the competition will be announced at the SBI annual conference this February in Florida. These prestigious nominations validate the quality of work done by UNM students and faculty members.
To participate in this program, business owners can submit their application online at Due to high demand, space for the Spring Semester is limited. The deadline to be considered for the Spring Semester is Friday, January 25.
For additional information about the UNM Small Business Institute program assistance visit or call (505) 277-8869.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.