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...
25 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brand’i Stewart

OWNER OF OCTEAVIA'S "Now I can feel my value, but I had to create the space for that." Brand’i Stewart always believed she had the potential for excellence. She worked hard for a master’s degree, but employers...
21 May

Launch Plans and First Year Success

To long-time supporters, the Launch phase of the RMMFI journey might seem synonymous with Business Launch Boot Camp. While that remains our flagship program, we’ve expanded our offerings in Launch over time to provide even deeper support as...
24 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Panya Heard

OWNER OF DITTYPOP Panya Heard’s business, DittyPop, came to life shortly after she was blessed with a layoff from a 20-year career at AT&T. Panya knew she was ready to hang up the corporate hat and move into the next phase of her...
14 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ray Sims

OWNER OF RAY'S GOURMET SMOKED FOODS Ray's Gourmet Smoked Foods was born out of a desire to help break poor generational eating habits, specifically in communities of color where access to healthy alternatives has historically been an issue...
12 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Cisco Miera

OWNER OF JUNK GIANTS Cisco Miera decided to start Junk Giants LLC, a junk hauling and power washing business, for freedom: freedom from the 9-to-5, freedom to spend more time with his family, and freedom to be self-sufficient. While he’s...
10 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Pamela Richard

OWNER OF MISS PEABODY'S SOUTHERN TEA CAKES Pamela Richard first thought of the idea for her business, Miss Peabody's Southern Tea Cakes, while watching the Great British Baking Show. With the help of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute,...
7 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Shavon Boyd

OWNER OF SWEETS BY SHAVON "I didn’t know programs like this existed." Last month, we celebrated 16 entrepreneurs graduating from RMMFI’s Business Launch Boot Camp. One of those entrepreneurs was Shavon Boyd, owner of Sweets by Shavon....
6 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jarrett Beasley

OWNER OF VICTORY CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Jarret Beasley grew up in Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood and has had a love for fashion, specifically street and skate wear, since he was a teen. After trying and failing at his first clothing...
3 May

Entrepreneur Spotlight: LaRae Martinez

OWNER OF 52EIGHTY ENTERTAINMENT LaRae Martinez started her business, 52Eighty Entertainment, as a hobby in the late 90s when she was helping a friend who owned a record label with some marketing and promotional materials. Fast forward to...
30 Apr

Announcing RMMFI’s Newest Program Site in the San Luis Valley!

There is untapped potential in communities large and small across Colorado. We know that entrepreneurship can be a driving force in building healthy, thriving economies. We also know that too few individuals currently have access to the resources...
29 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ginger Antuna

OWNER OF SAN LUIS TRADING CO “This can’t be it; there’s something more I can do.” People start businesses for many different reasons. For parents, the flexibility that entrepreneurship provides can be a particularly strong motivator:...
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