22 Sep

Making Capital More Accessible with 5% Interest Rates

For the past two and a half years, RMMFI has temporarily offered 0% interest on all loans as part of our COVID response. Our goal was to reduce the risk for small business owners as they navigated both the challenges and the opportunities created by...
14 Sep

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Betsey Kiehl

Owner of Alpen Flora Alpen Flora, which translates to mountain flower, was created by Betsey Kiehl in Vail, Colorado after one of her off-season jobs turned into a passion she couldn’t let go.  Betsey and her husband moved to the Vail Valley in...
8 Sep

RMMFI Named an Official Colorado Startup Loan Fund Lender

RMMFI is excited to announce that we are an official lender for the Colorado Startup Loan Fund, which was introduced last week by the Polis Administration and the Business Funding & Incentives Division of the Colorado Office of Economic...
11 Aug

Highlights From Our Latest Impact Surveys

Inclusive entrepreneurship can have long-term effects on individuals and communities. To capture these longer-term outcomes, RMMFI sends Impact Surveys to Business Launch Boot Camp graduates on the one, two, and three-year anniversaries of their...
28 Jul

An Update on RMMFI’s CEO Search

RMMFI is moving forward with hiring a permanent CEO for the organization, and applications for the role are now being accepted. Our Board of Directors is leading the search with the support of an outside HR firm, and RMMFI team members have been...
25 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Sam Blumenthal

Owner of Denver Tour Club Generally, small businesses fall into one of two groups: businesses that were started out of a passion for entrepreneurship and businesses that were started out of a passion for the trade. Sam Blumenthal’s business,...
21 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jessica Liddle

Owner of Little by Liddle As most entrepreneurs can attest, building a business is anything but linear. For Jessica Liddle, the owner of Little by Liddle, her business growth is inextricably intertwined with the variability of her own personal...
14 Jul

Supporting Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs Across the Metro Area

We're starting our next round of Business Idea Lab in Spanish this week, and we're excited to share that our Spanish-language programming is now open to entrepreneurs across the Denver metro area. Language should not be a barrier to access for small...
30 Jun

Announcing RMMFI’s Two Newest Sites

There is entrepreneurial potential waiting to be unleashed across Colorado, and today we’re excited to announce that RMMFI is adding two new program sites in Trinidad and Sterling! As part of a Colorado Department of Local Affairs initiative to...
16 Jun

Capital Innovations at RMMFI: Business Grants and Partially Forgivable Loans

Just like the entrepreneurs we support, we know it’s important to keep innovating to meet the needs of our community. Recently, a lot of that innovation has been taking place in our Capital department. At the beginning of this year, RMMFI started...
15 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

Owner of Mama Jeans OGV Jeremy Davis is the owner of Mama Jeans OGV, which specializes in organic, gluten-free, and vegan food to heal the body and soul. The business is a testament to Jeremy’s late grandmother, who taught him to cook. Mama Jeans...
15 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Christopher Hernandez

Owner of Spider Lunch Christopher Hernadez, Owner and Chief Organizer of Chaos at Spider Lunch, used the skills he learned in RMMFI’s Business Launch Boot Camp to build a business and a life he’s proud of. When Christopher was first...
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