22 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Breonna Gilbert

OWNER OF BRE'S BITES *Trigger warning: Bre's story contains sensitive content about drug addiction. Bre Gilbert is the owner and creator of a Denver Metro-based (but mobile) gourmet hotdog cart called Bre's Bites. Bre started her life in a small...
5 Nov

New Faces on the RMMFI Team!

RMMFI has been growing quickly as we continue investing in our own potential to support more entrepreneurs and communities across the state. With so many new roles and faces, we wanted to introduce you to the seven newest members of the RMMFI team....
1 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Winter Clark

OWNER OF SOUL CALL COACHING Winter Clark started her wellness business, Soul Call Coaching, in 2017 with nothing more than her intuition guiding her and a desire to help others heal. Winter was working as an ESL teacher for the New York City public...
21 Oct

Equipping Entrepreneurs with the Power of Choice Through Free Credit Check Ups

Financial circumstances should not limit someone’s ability to realize their potential, but they too often do. Our work to remove those obstacles goes beyond providing access to business capital, and thanks to our membership with Credit Builders...
18 Oct

Entrepreneur Spotlight: La’Donna Jones

OWNER OF BRUSHBOX.ARTS La'Donna Jones moved to Denver in 2018 after working as a regional manager turned franchise owner of a company called Paint Nite Inc. The company launched on the East Coast in 2012, and some would claim it was the start of...
11 Oct

Recommendations to “Level the Startup Playing Field”

If COVID-19 has shown the entrepreneurial ecosystem players anything, it’s that the ‘playing field’ for startups and small businesses is not equitable. While state-wide programs increasing access to affordable capital for startups and small...
7 Oct

Introducing RMMFI’s Newest Board Members

This month, we welcomed four new members to our Board of Directors, including a second RMMFI boot camp graduate. These individuals bring a range of expertise, skills, and connections to small business ownership, and we’re excited to activate their...
6 Oct

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Meghan Stalzer

OWNER OF MUDITA CAMEL DAIRY Meghan Stalzer is known as the Camel Chick in her small community of Moffat, Colorado, a nickname developed after community members began to recognize her family for their camel farm and the unique Airbnb that they run...
23 Sep

Laura and Antonio: Business Owners and Community Leaders

It’s not surprising that entrepreneurs often become community leaders. In addition to their contribution to the local economy, small business owners work to build up their communities as volunteers, partners, donors, and sponsors. Two of our...
22 Sep

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Zaira Ruiz

OWNER OF ZIRCON CONTRACTING Zaira Nohely Ruiz Ruiz is the owner of Zircon Contracting LLC, a cleaning service company that specializes in post-construction and final cleanup of job sites.  Zaira started the company last year after...
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...
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