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...
15 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Kimberlee Ward

OWNER OF ETERNAL BALANCE CANDLES Kimberlee Ward is the founder & CEO of Eternal Balance Candles. She started the business because she wanted to create a product that would help people take care of themselves. For Kimberlee, candles are a...
11 Jun

Success Stories From Our First Thrive Business Accelerator

  In two weeks, we’ll be celebrating the completion of our first-ever Thrive Business Accelerator. Nine entrepreneurs have spent the past eight weeks attending expert-led workshops, collaborating with peers in experiential labs, and...
4 Jun

Volunteer Spotlight: Marc Bernica, Growth Loan Mentor

For entrepreneurs who have successfully launched their business, RMMFI’s larger loan products can serve as a valuable resource for continued growth and development. Thrive Loans, ranging from $500 to $5,000, can help entrepreneurs take the next...
3 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Beverly Grant

OWNER OF MO' BETTA GREEN MARKETPLACE Beverly Grant is a RMMFI pioneer (Boot Camp class #1) and a proud Denverite who has a wealth of knowledge around the history of the city and the communities that have come, gone and evolved over time...
1 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Katrina Brink

OWNER OF THE EMPOWERED KITCHEN The idea for Katrina Brink’s business, The Empowered Kitchen, came through her lifelong love of the environment, cooking, and good food plus a deep interest in world cultures. "I've always savored every last...
26 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Anthony de la Rosa

OWNER OF ABBOZZO STUDIOS Anthony de la Rosa started Abbozzo Studios in 2015 and has been running his business successfully for the last 6 years. Anthony started his business because he believes in the power of small business and the ability...
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