New Mexico welcomes business and makes it easy to get started. Although the state maintains consumer and environmental protections, it keeps processes simple and costs low. The state is not highly bureaucratic, although it is mildly understaffed. Entrepreneurs will find relatively low taxes and easy entry possible in the Old Southwest.
In New Mexico, bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.