3 Jun

RMMFI’s First Licensing Client

We are thrilled to announce that Eagle Valley Community Foundation (EVCF) is RMMFI's first-ever licensing client. EVCF will use our Business Launch Boot Camp curriculum and materials to support local entrepreneurs and volunteers through their...
16 May

RMMFI’s Entrepreneur Roadmap

RMMFI is all about entrepreneur empowerment and putting entrepreneurs in the driver's seat of their own journey. After years of searching for the best tool to support all the entrepreneur needs from business growth to personal growth, we decided we...
19 Apr

Affordable, Accessible Childcare for Entrepreneurs

Last week, RMMFI’s Director of Impact, Theresa Rinne-Meyers, gave remarks during a press conference at the State Capitol on the Improved Access to the Child Care Assistance Program bill (HB24-1223). This legislation will help streamline CCCAP...
18 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Troy Hendelman

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we’re excited to celebrate our amazing volunteers. Meet another one of our RMMFI volunteers… Troy Hendelman has been a dedicated RMMFI volunteer for over four years. His involvement spans multiple roles...
11 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniela Cesconetto

It's Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we're excited to celebrate our amazing volunteers. Meet one of our incredible Spanish Language volunteers... Daniela Cesconetto is a trilingual IT professional and an outstanding RMMFI volunteer. In her own...
21 Mar

Supporting Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs in West Central Colorado

A few weeks ago, we celebrated the newest entrepreneurs to complete RMMFI’s Business Idea Lab with a Spanish-language cohort in Montrose. Fifteen aspiring small business owners pitched their business ideas as the culmination of the 5-session...
7 Mar

Recapping Our 2024 Day of Action

Last week’s Day of Action at the Capitol was a big success! More than 60 entrepreneurs, employers, and staff – including rural and Spanish-speaking small business owners – came together to speak up for a more equitable, sustainable, and...
22 Feb

Solidifying Our Growth with New Rural Colorado Region

In the nearly three years since we first expanded outside of the Denver Metro area, we’ve learned that there is strong demand for RMMFI’s services in rural parts of the state. There is so much entrepreneurial energy in our rural communities, and...
8 Feb

Results From Our Annual Volunteer Impact Survey

“I believe that small businesses are the heart of our community. There's a real sense of fulfillment in playing even a small part in nurturing these local enterprises, helping them not only survive but also thrive.” At the end of last year,...
25 Jan

Helping Entrepreneurs Become Advocates for Change

One of our priorities for this year is solidifying RMMFI's external voice, visibility, and leadership. This includes demonstrating RMMFI’s role in the broader small business ecosystem and activating entrepreneurs as leaders and builders. As part...
11 Jan

5,800 Hours of Community in Action

In 2023, 247 RMMFI volunteers contributed more than 5,800 hours to supporting inclusive entrepreneurship in Colorado. As mentors and coaches, workshop facilitators, loan reviewers, and more, volunteers shared their expertise and passion to help...
28 Dec

What We Achieved Together in 2023

“I'm extremely proud to be part of this program. It taught me that we can only go so far alone. Being surrounded by these amazing entrepreneurs has pushed my dreams by showing me theirs. The team is amazing — they will not allow you to doubt...
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