8 Sep

Tapping Entrepreneur Expertise with Community-Led Programming

RMMFI is a community, and that means information and support is not one directional. The entrepreneurs in our programs have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our staff, their peers, and volunteers. We seek to tap that expertise by...
27 Aug

Do You Know the Boot Camp Grads on Team RMMFI?

Last week, we welcomed Pablo Saavedra as the newest member of the RMMFI team. If that name looks familiar, it’s because Pablo is a graduate of our most recent Aurora class of Business Launch Boot Camp. As he continues to build and grow his...
23 Aug

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brittani Kay

OWNER OF NATIVE CONCIERGE Brittani wasn’t one of those kids who knew exactly what she wanted to do right after high school. She had thought about leaving the state but wasn't quite sure what she would do in a different place, so she...
16 Aug

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Anthony Camera

OWNER OF ANTHONY CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY Anthony Camera owns a long-standing photography business, Anthony Camera Photography, but he recently came to an impasse in his career that forced him to start thinking about what was next after 25+...
12 Aug

Celebrating Our Partners Promoting Community-Led Change

As RMMFI continues to grow, we’re committed to working with partners that share our values – not only as they relate to what we’re trying to achieve, but also how. We’re spotlighting two of our program partners that demonstrate the power and...
29 Jul

Community-Led Change Through Business Ownership

Communities know best what they need to thrive. We believe that the healthiest economies are those built and directed by the community, with businesses owned by the individuals most attuned to local needs and opportunities. Elaine O'Bleness...
27 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jantier Fennell

OWNER OF J7's KITCHEN Jantier Fennell has always had a passion for cooking; she picked it up at a young age when she would help her mother cook for their big family. Jantier is one of seven children and falls right in the...
15 Jul

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Zumbahlen on Entrepreneur-Defined Success

What does a successful business look like? At RMMFI, we believe there is no one answer to that question. Every entrepreneur — and therefore every business — is different, and an inclusive economy is one where everyone can aspire toward the...
12 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Amy Raney

OWNER OF SPINDRIFT SANDBOARD RENTALS Amy Raney started her sandboarding business, SpinDrift Sandboard Rentals, in 2018 after living in the San Luis Valley for some time and seeing tourists go out of their way to rent sandboards on the other...
8 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Chelsey Pas

OWNER OF FRIENDS & LOVERS PHOTOGRAPHY Chelsey Pas has been a photographer professionally since 2009 when she returned from art school in British Columbia. At the time, she knew she wanted to be a full-time photographer but knew nothing...
1 Jul

Entrepreneur Advocacy and the Passage of HB-1215

Part of what it means for RMMFI to break down barriers and create pathways for entrepreneurs includes encouraging those entrepreneurs to advocate on behalf of themselves and their communities. On June 17, Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill...
18 Jun

Bamboo Club: Peer Support for the Whole Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. It inherently involves breaking away from the norm and doing things differently, often without partners or colleagues. Bamboo Club, a peer network led by graduates of Business Launch Boot Camp and...
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