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...
26 Mar

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Monique Walker

OWNER OF PLANT WHISPER Monique Walker’s son has been a part of her business from the beginning; she had a dream about the products she would eventually create while pregnant with him. In 2016, she started production of...
26 Mar

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...
26 Mar

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....
19 Mar

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...
12 Mar

The Benefits of Having an Entrepreneur for a Parent

The last community of entrepreneurs we want to spotlight is parents. The popular image of an entrepreneur is often a young person on their own pouring every hour into starting their business, but the reality is usually quite different: 60% of...
4 Mar

Whole Entrepreneur Resource List

RENT/HOUSING ASSISTANCE Denver Gov Rent, Utility, and Mortgage Help Denver Gov Resident Resources Aurora Gov Rental Assistance Program Colorado Department of Local Affairs Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Colorado Apartment...
26 Feb

RMMFI’s Social Impact: For Every $1 Invested, $3.64 in Impact is Returned

Businesses launched and dollars lent might be the numbers you hear most about RMMFI, but we look well beyond those metrics to measure success. We believe inclusive entrepreneurship is a tool for individual and household prosperity as well as broad...
19 Feb

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...
12 Feb

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...
5 Feb

The Outsize Role That Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs Play in Our Economy

The next community of entrepreneurs we want to highlight are immigrants and refugees. 46 million people living in the United States today were born in another country. It’s often noted that many of our largest companies (such as Google,...
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