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2020 Business Development - Preparedness Meets Opportunity!

It is like a sudden death in the family when businesses fail, due to outside influences, not your negligence. We tend to be like the deer in the headlights. How could that happen? It is imperative to deal with the new situations that face us. It is like AA you need to face the situation admit what has happened, turn the page. Throw out your 2020 plans, start a 30, 60 90 day plan. There is no rational choice, preparedness meets opportunity! –JM

Get the New Mexico Re-Opening Plan that was distributed by the governor’s office May 7 – HERE

Requirements for New Mexico employers May 18 – HERE

STEPS gratefully acknowledges and thanks our friends.

STEPS is proud to support Albuquerque and Mayor, Tim Keller’s economic development strategies to:

  • Increase access to capital
  • Use existing economic development tools to grow local businesses
  • Continue work with navigators that help businesses scale up
  • Establish an Outreach and Advocacy Office for businesses owned by women and people of color
  • Collaborative planning for skills-based hiring

Testimonial from STEM is Child's Play


Foundations 4 Success moved from Brooklyn, NY to Albuquerque two years ago. We met John via 1 million cups and pitched our idea at a STEPS Board Meeting. Since then, our relationship has been that of mentor/friend/resource connector.
John Moore not only understood our idea, concept and goals, but also suggested a name for our campaign - STEM is Childs Play - which is what we ran with. It continues to be a success!
Through John's guidance, we have grown immensely, collaborating with UNM, Sandia Labs, Community for Learning, as well as numerous APS and charter schools. Our business employs students to teach students, it’s a wonderful thing!
STEPS has played an instrumental part in growing our business and John has been a great inspiration for us. We consider him a partner/adviser and would not be where we are without him.  We highly recommend STEPS as a great resource for any new or existing business in ABQ.

- Michelle Massie, Owner, Foundations 4 Success


Testimonial from Pizza 9



John, just a note to thank you for taking a personal interest in Pizza 9. I enjoyed attending your meeting and getting to know your Board of Directors. And, I thank you on behalf of all my franchise holders for inviting us to support the STEPS' International Festivals and various other events; we do plan to participate in this year's Festival too.

- Hass Aslami, President/CEO


Testimonial from Radish (Formerly CuppyCakes)



We have created the World’s First Healthy Cupcake right here in Albuquerque, NM. Our CuppyCakes are low calorie, low carb, no added sugar, naturally gluten-free, and no artificial ingredients. We offer two unique perspectives regarding the world of fitness and nutrition. Cami Jones, Co-Owner, has her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and is pursuing her Master’s in Food Science. Alexis Dowling, Co-Owner, has lost 70 lbs. doing nutrition with Cami. We have been friends for about 15 years and are both internationally ranked power lifters. We are extremely passionate about real, whole food and believe that Albuquerque needs a place to get healthy meals. Our plan is to open a truly healthy fast food restaurant, which will offer healthy meals on the go and, of course, CuppyCakes. We plan to open spring 2015 and look forward to working more with Steps as our business grows.


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