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Mary Schmidt Business Builder & Renovator


The Loan Fund

“What can I say? If you want it done on time – give it to Mary and get out of the way! And, she gives me direct and independent advice. Sometimes I don’t like to hear it, but she knows it’s part of her job!” – F. Leroy Pacheco, Executive Director, The Loan Fund

Founded in 1989, The New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund is a private, tax-exempt organization that provides loans, training and business consulting to entrepreneurs, business owners and non-profit organizations throughout the state and the entire Navajo Nation.

My Services: Annual retainer for market and business development (two years) to increase the visibility of The Loan Fund and increase number and amount of loans.

Results: Loan portfolio more than doubled; completed first VC partner deal with $750,000 bridge financing; The Sister Marie Luisa Fund created for lowest-income clients.

The Loan Fund
PO Box 705
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(866) 873-6746
(505) 243-3196


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Got a great idea? Are people telling you it’s crazy? Good! You’ve got to be a little insane to take that start-up leap – rather it’s out of your garage, the lab or a day job. I'll help you decide where and when to leap (and what to do when you land).

Investment: $500.00 (Why do I call it an investment? Two reasons: 1. If you’re willing to pay, that tells me you’re serious. 2. When you pay for advice, you’re more likely to value and use it.)

Drop me a line and we’ll see if we’re a good fit. If I can't help you, I’ll tell you (and if possible, tell you who can.)

Got funding? I work with one to three start-ups a year, on retainer (minimum of three months, maximum one year).

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