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Old 08-03-2011, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TopDownDriver View Post
Looking to move to Santa Fe - probably within the next year or two.

Looking for business opportunities, either to start or to invest in.

Any suggestions/recommendations are appreciated.

What do you have experience in? What kind of money are you looking to invest? Would you want to be a part of day to day operations?
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:48 PM
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I have an MBA.
Amount of money is not an issue. Let's keep it under a million though.
Initially, absolutely. Who seriously invests in a new business and walks away.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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A few suggestions here:

Looking for Santa Fe Business Opportunities...

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Old 08-04-2011, 10:40 AM
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This is a good place to look:

Santa Fe County, NM Businesses For Sale - BizBuySell.com
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:47 AM
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Note: Following comments are made in the context of establishing a new business:

I have asked the same question and have concluded that business is difficult in Santa Fe for the most part. There seem to be too many service businesses for a city this size. Example: There are at least 10 or 12 gyms/yoga facilities. I see excellent potential in general service, repair, and handyman services. I want to qualify that statement by saying this is for those individuals who return phone calls and actually know what they are doing....these vendors get all the work they need and more. A possibility here exists to establish a local network of screened professionals.

Another possibility is a premium coffee house with events (to bring people in). This is a location specific business that would need to be in a under served part of the city.

Santa Fe is a retirement center with an aging population. A potential exists for services to this population as well. Check out the Santa Fe Small Business Incubator as they may have more information for you: sfbi.net
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:55 AM
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Yup. Took me a while to find Ohori's. I heard the owner is a former Peetster.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:58 PM
Location: long hill twsp, new jersey
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Default wassup a year later?

Originally Posted by wanderer71 View Post
I can understand why my response annoys you.

But I just moved here from the east coast and I find Santa Fe to have zero jobs and yet still a very high cost of living. This makes it more difficult to "make it" here than most other areas. I lived in NYC/NJ for awhile and even though it was super expensive to live there, there were loads of different job opportunities and the income was much much higher than here.

I've also lived in Boston, MA and Northern California.

I find Santa Fe very small town with no businesses or infrastructure and on top of that a very high cost of living. This, to me, means it's best to come here with money because it's otherwise hard to make ends meet.

I mean no disrespect and I love the area, that's why I'm here. But I think it isn't a place for transplants who don't already have millions or don't already have a job opportunity lined up.

I hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm curious to find out how are you doing in Santa Fe a year from this post. I live in NJ, contemplating a move to SF next year, (cautious yet adventurous music teacher) please share your observations
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Location: Santa Fe
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As a local cafe owner I would love to say that there is a booming need for lunch time delivery but the fact is, there really isn't. We've been in biz for 4 years and have passed out fliers, offerred 2:1 deals and zero charge for delivery but it never took off. If people want a $5 sandwhich then they aren't getting quality to begin with and will most likely refuse to pay for delievery on top of that. We provide wholesome, quality food but to deliver it would be too expensive for this town...at least in today's market.
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