26 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jasmine Douglas

OWNER OF BOOJI BEAUTY BAR & CO Jasmine Douglas started her salon, Booji Beauty Bar & Co, out of her home in 2011 by doing close friends' hair and selling hair extensions. At the time, she had no idea what she was doing regarding the...
23 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Rossi, Idea Navigator

Every entrepreneur’s path with RMMFI is unique. While Business Idea Lab is the starting point for most, some are in a place where they would benefit more from one-on-one mentorship. These entrepreneurs are connected to Idea Navigators, volunteers...
21 Apr

The Journey of 4 Immigrant Entrepreneurs with RMMFI

As part of our spotlight on immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs, we’re sharing the stories of four RMMFI graduates. While they have different reasons for coming to the US and starting a business, their journeys all demonstrate how inclusive...
19 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Rachelle Lukusa

OWNER OF LUKUSA BUSINESS CONCIERGE SERVICES “There is always space for starting over.” As is true across the country, immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs play a strong role in creating a vibrant, healthy economy here in Colorado. In...
16 Apr

Seed Loans to Help Entrepreneurs “Push Go”

RMMFI’s Idea Phase is all about exploration. For some entrepreneurs, a small amount of capital is needed to explore the feasibility of their business idea, which is why we offer Seed Loans ranging from $200 to $500. Despite their small size,...
14 Apr

Helping Entrepreneurs Bet Higher on Themselves

“I can, I will, I am, I did.” Kimberlee Ward shared that mantra in a recent Instagram post for her business, Eternal Balance Candles. EBC has been on a positive trajectory since Kimberlee graduated from Business Launch Boot Camp last...
9 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mayra Aviña

OWNER OF CEMPAXOCHILT ARTS “Anyone can propose their idea and then get the tools and feedback to make it successful.” When Mayra Aviña first started creating art at the beginning of the pandemic, she wasn’t intending to turn it...
4 Mar

Whole Entrepreneur Resource List

RENT ASSISTANCE Denver Gov Rent, Utility, and Mortgage HelpDenver Gov Resident ResourcesAurora Gov Rental Assistance ProgramColorado Department of Local Affairs Emergency Rental and Mortgage AssistanceColorado Apartment Association Housing...
22 Jan

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Danny Ballesteros

OWNER OF QUALITY FROM COLORADO “I’ve found my purpose in life, and I know that’s not possible for everyone. Especially when you can’t see your worth and don’t have someone to help you see it.” Danny Ballesteros started Quality...
23 Dec

5 Steps to Take Now to Prepare for New Stimulus Funding

It looks likely that there will be a new round of stimulus coming in 2021 for small business owners. The exact details and timing are still up in the air, but we want to help make sure you’re prepared when the time comes to apply for funding and...
26 Aug

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Rochelle Johnson

OWNER OF ROCHELLE JOHNSON STUDIO Rochelle Johnson had long dreamed of supporting herself as an artist. What she didn’t know was that achieving that goal could also enable her to help others in her community.  For several years,...
14 Aug

Stories from the Pivot Accelerator Program

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced a new Pivot Accelerator Program as part of our Entrepreneur Responsiveness Package. This 8-week program provided 10 RMMFI boot camp graduates with educational support, mentorship, and grant...
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