STEPS’ Mission is to Strengthen Our Community’s Economic Base; to 
help people start and grow businesses in Bernalillo County by 
offering unique, on-the-street, one-on-one assistance. Our extensive 
network connects entrepreneurs to community resources to turn their 
business dreams into reality. Dream... Plan... Do...

Welcome to STEPS!

Albuquerque’s Entrepreneur Resource Team.


STEPS was founded to help businesses in Albuquerque’s Southeast Heights neighborhoods get started and expand – providing advice, coaching and connections to important small business resources.  In 2008, we expanded our services to all of Bernalillo County. Our diverse Resource Council of community supporters and entrepreneurs provides expertise to the budding business. Our knowledge of economic development and doing business in Albuquerque is available to our clients.
STEPS is all about you – the business owner. We meet with you personally to discuss your dreams and plans. Our Executive Director helps you work through the reality of doing business in Albuquerque. We will help you find the resources you’ll need to be successful.
To start or run a business by yourself is difficult at best – having a team really does help. STEPS believes there are three essentials to creating this team – a great product, good marketing and firm financials. We can help you find the people and resources you need to succeed. Our Resource Board includes a diverse group of community supporters and entrepreneurs from all walks of life and local neighborhoods who know the complexities of economic development and the challenges of doing business in our city.
Our Executive Director meets face to face with you to discuss your business and help you identify the STEPS you need to take to become successful. We then help you find the resources you need and provide ongoing information and support.

STEP by STEP Free Confidential Uncomplicated Connecting Resources Small Business Advocate

It all starts with an email ( or a phone call (505-508-9225). Contact us, we’d love to talk to you.


STEPS is grant funded by the City of Albuquerque, Bernlillo County and donations from client & enterprise supporters. All services are provided without charge or obligation.
We are the Entrepreneurial experts for: Start ups, expansions or companies in trouble. Business plans, market plans, Social marketing and or financial assistance for small businesses or not for profit organizations.
Ask about:
  • Our Resource Team and Focus Group services
  • Social Enterprise consulting
Click the image to see what Ernesto Sirolli has to say!

Click the image to see what Ernesto Sirolli has to say!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur. This is the philosophy and foundation of the STEPS business model.