This is the Albuquerque Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby

Each week we interview leading local business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for Albuquerque. 

Our Special Guest this week is Vice Chair Stephanie Skaggs & NM District Director Peter Mikelson with SCORE Albuquerque. 

Why choose SCORE Albuquerque as your small business resource?

As a catalyst for business and job creation, SCORE helps strengthen our local economy.  Small businesses need money and mentoring to be successful.  Our services help keep our clients in business — and grow revenue!  Learn more about our national and local impact.

We’re committed to helping small businesses grow from start-up through maturity with thoughtful guidance from our team of experienced entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and managers.  Business owners have unique professional development needs.  This is why we offer different ways to help you build the skills and clarity you need to move forward.

One-on-One Mentoring

Get individual guidance from a certified mentor in one-on-one, confidential sessions at no cost.  Get the ball rolling now!  Request a mentoring meeting here

Quick questions?  Call 505-248-8232.  Otherwise, contact us here.


Connect with others in the business community in low- or no-cost monthly sessions that feature high-interest topics presented by experts.  Check out our workshop schedule here.

Business Owners Councils

Join a group of non-competing business owners who face similar challenges in scheduled ongoing learning sessions.  Hear what others are doing to reach goals and solve problems.  A trained SCORE facilitator meets one-on-one with each participant, followed by round table discussions.  It’s a safe place to test your business ideas.  Learn more about our BOCs here.

Partner Programs

Our chapter also partners with several local organizations by providing mentoring, workshop facilitation, marketing and/or other services.  Current partnerships include:

Why volunteer with SCORE Albuquerque?

Help other businesses grow!  Our volunteers are passionate about using their knowledge and expertise to assist and support local business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofits during every phase of business.  Our mentors choose SCORE as a way to utilize their expertise and talents through Business Owners Councils, one-on-one mentoring and business education workshops to benefit the local community.  Most volunteers mentor, present workshops or facilitate Business Owners Councils.  Some help lead or organize chapter activities.  As a SCORE Albuquerque volunteer, we guarantee your business skills will stay sharp!

Please go to where you can get show notes, resources,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ