ARE YOU READY TO BE A RMMFI ENTREPRENEUR?

A RMMFI Entrepreneur is someone who:

  • Is searching for the tools, guidance, and support to transform an idea into a thriving business
  • May be looking to build the right foundation to take their business to the next level
  • Wants more meaning and value than living paycheck to paycheck, knowing they have the potential for so much more through business ownership

Join the hundreds of local entrepreneurs who have launched (or re-launched) their businesses through the Idea, Launch, and Thrive stages of an RMMFI journey.

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REFINE YOUR IDEA

Our Idea Program is the beginning of every entrepreneur’s business journey with RMMFI. In Idea, qualified entrepreneurs:

  • Figure out their starting point through our free and thorough entrepreneur needs checkup
  • Build critical focus and learn the tools to test to see if businesses will work in free workshops and coaching sessions
  • Make personalized connections to RMMFI’s network of community partners to get specialized help for individual needs

Qualified Idea Entrepreneurs are invited to continue their business journey in RMMFI’s Launch Program (aka the Business Launch Boot Camp!). The next Business Launch Boot Camp application deadline is Monday, December 3rd! Join the hundreds of local entrepreneurs who have launched (or re-launched) their businesses through RMMFI – get started here!


Re/Launch Your Business

Offered three times each year, the Launch program (aka the Business Launch Boot Camp) is a 12-week intensive course that brings 10 committed entrepreneurs from Idea to Launch. Each entrepreneur selected for Launch receives:

  • Simple, effective, and approachable curriculum focused on building a solid business plan and a path to move from plan to launch
  • One-on-one business coaching and mentorship
  • Specialized workshops offerings and connections to engaged professionals from our community to dig deeper into their business
  • Access to microloans to launch (or re-launch) your business (up to $2,500)
  • Subsidized bookkeeping services to set business owners up for financial success

Thrive in Your Business

As a continuum of RMMFI’s Entrepreneurial Pathway, the Thrive program helps Launch graduates grow and sustain thriving businesses through its Access to Markets, Technical Assistance, and Business Builder Loans programs. Each Thrive participant has access to:

  • Specialized mentorship and technical assistance, ranging from meetings with business and finance coaches to workshops to peer-educational groups
  • RMMFI’s Co-Working Space to work, hold meetings, and connect with mentors and staff members for additional support
  • Opportunities to engage with local retailers and pop-up markets in the community where entrepreneurs can sell their products, continue to build best practices, and generate revenue
  • RMMFI’s Business Builder Loan Program – upon successful repayment of their first loan, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to  access higher dollar loans


Microloans

RMMFI understands that successful entrepreneurs need capital to launch and grow.  RMMFI’s Business Builder loan program exists to provide microloans to RMMFI Entrepreneurs in need of financing to launch or expand their business.  RMMFI’s loan program is available to graduates of the Business Launch Boot Camp.  Initial loans to Boot Camp graduates start at $2,500 or below and can increase up to $5,000 with the successful repayment of the initial loan and a demonstrated need for the increased amount.  Business Builder carry an interest rate between 8-12%, and have repayment terms of 6-24 months.

 


The Fine Print...

While RMMFI would like to serve the entire community with its entrepreneurial programming, RMMFI focuses on helping entrepreneurs who make at/below the following income levels.  RMMFI exists to help entrepreneurs thrive when they may not have the tools, resources, or support systems to do so.  If you have any questions regarding whether you qualify for RMMFI’s programs, please contact us at 720-941-5037 or explore@rmmfi.org.

Income Limits by Household Size
1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
$50,400 $57,600 $64,800 $71,920 $77,680 $83,440 $89,200 $94,960

Although we’d love to help all businesses thrive, RMMFI cannot support any business that cannot be defined as a microenterprise* or that falls into any of the below categories:

  • Marijuana and marijuana-related businesses
  • Tobacco shops, liquor stores, or related businesses
  • Pawn shops
  • Pornography
  • Businesses deemed to be predatory or detrimental to the community

*RMMFI defines a microenterprise as a business entity with 5 or fewer employees requiring immediate capital needs of $15,000 or less.