6 Aug

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Edgar Aguilar

OWNER OF LEGACY CONSTRUCTION CLEANING “I want to help people, and the only way I know how to help people is through jobs.” Family means everything to Edgar Aguilar, an entrepreneur who’s discovered the impact that business ownership can...
24 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jessi Burg

OWNER OF PEARS TO PERENNIALS Pears to Perennials owner Jessi Burg, 35, never expected to own her own business, but it’s turned out to be a path to personal and financial freedom. In 2015, Jessi was just scraping by. To pay her bills, she...
19 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Danette Hollowell

OWNER OF STICKY DRIP WAFFLES Danette Hollowell, 37, loved working as an advocate and lactation counselor for low-income pregnant women in Denver. She was devoted to helping the 40 at-risk families she’d been assigned, even training to become a...
18 Mar

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

RMMFI wants to support our entrepreneurs as best we can during these challenging times. We know there's a lot of information getting shared, so we've compiled a list of trusted resources to help you navigate it all. We will keep this updated as new...
6 Mar

Mentoring, Microfinance, & a Partnership

A few years ago, Vandy Van Wagener was looking for a new volunteer opportunity, so he did a simple Google search on mentoring and microfinance. These two keywords led Vandy to RMMFI, and a partnership was born. Today, as a result of that...
7 Feb

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Kerry Humphrey

OWNER OF PEARL STREET LIGHTS "I needed someone to believe in me when I didn’t believe in myself." Kerry Humphrey has discovered the power of second chances. Her successful Denver area business, Pearl Street Lights, is a testament to...
10 Jul

Volunteer Highlight: Duncan Shepherd

Meet Duncan Shepherd! Duncan founded an independent oil and gas producing company in 1990 that has survived through many of the sector’s price cycles and crashes over the years. He has been a business mentor with RMMFI for over 5 years. Duncan's...
11 Jun

Rochelle Johnson Studio Gallery Opening

RMMFI is proud to announce the grand opening of our Retail Incubator featuring Rochelle Johnson Studio. The Retail Incubator is a special Access to Markets opportunity in our Thrive program, offering discounted subleases to qualified RMMFI...
27 Apr

Volunteer Highlight: Mark Johnson

Meet Mark Johnson! Mark is one of our Business Launch Boot Camp (BLBC) Financial Mentors. With 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, financial analysis, accounting, business management, and strategic planning, Mark is a perfect all-around...
28 Mar

Entrepreneur Highlight: John Hogue, Denver Pool Management & Sporting Club Denver

  So what does John Hogue, owner of both Denver Pool Management and Sporting Club Denver, think is the most important quality for aspiring entrepreneurs to see in him?  “His failures”. Why? Because John uses failure as fuel for his...
27 Feb

Entrepreneur Highlight: Michelle Garcia, Heirloom Catering

For Michelle Garcia catering is so much more than food. Catering is love, empathy, and community. Michelle opened Heirloom Catering in 2014 with the goal of making locally-sourced food both accessible and inclusive to everyone. Michelle actually...
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