A-N-V's Maternity Shop

SBDC assists home-based store in move to downtown

529 6th St. Alamosa, CO 81101

719-588-7373 Visit Website

Aaron and Vanessa Martinez opened A-N-V’s Maternity Shop (and baby clothes) at 529 6th Street in downtown Alamosa. When Vanessa and Aaron were expecting their second child, they wanted more of a selection of maternity clothes than what was offered in Alamosa. Vanessa looked around and decided this was a good idea for a retail business.

Her goal is to make it convenient for pregnant women to shop for clothes without having to buy clothes online (that might not fit) or have to drive out of the Valley to shop.

Vanessa and Aaron both grew up in Alamosa and want to see more retail options here in a vibrant downtown.

Vanessa worked with Donna Wehe at the Small Business Development Center to set up a store in their home to explore the challenge of opening a retail store before re-locating to downtown. She learned how to find vendors for inventory, find equipment to make tags, racks, displays, and of course how to register her business and track income and expenses.

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