The University of New Mexico's Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico business at this critical time for our state's economic recovery.

During this time of economic uncertainty, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to offset a decline in retail in-person traffic, as well as grow businesses beyond New Mexico borders. 

The UNM online course for the community, New Mexico Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online, will teach businesses e-commerce techniques including developing storefronts and driving traffic to your store.

The course is being offered for $17 (the cost to run the program, the UNM Innovation Academy and STC.UNM will not profit from this course) and includes a one-year domain name for your storefront. The six-week course runs from April 6-May 15. 

This course, made possible by a grant from the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration called the NM EDA Rainforest University Center, is open to anyone in the community and available completely online.

Students will need to be able to access the internet and have a microphone/headset, small video camera or PC camera or tablet/smartphone. The course can be completed on your own time and there is no set meeting time (unless agreed upon throughout the program). Access to the internet for those that need is is being made possible by Comcast, visit for more information.

If you have any questions about the content of the course, contact instructor Bill Szaroletta at

To register, please visit and search for: "New Mexico Small Business Recovery."