24 Mar

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Myles Davis

Owner of Fifty2Eighty Cosmic Cuts Myles Davis has been cutting hair since 2016, and he’s been operating his own barbershop with his business partner for the last two years. The shop is called Fifty2Eighty Cosmic Cuts, because you'll leave looking...
23 Mar

RMMFI’s New Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Training for Volunteers

As part of RMMFI’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), we recently introduced a new DEIA-focused training for all our volunteers. Many volunteers have expressed an interest in continuing to learn and grow in this...
3 Mar

RMMFI Spotlight by The Denver Foundation

Thank you to The Denver Foundation and Dope Mom Life for spotlighting the mission and impact of RMMFI with this incredible video! The support we receive from The Denver Foundation has allowed us to help hundreds of incredible entrepreneurs like...
28 Feb

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Quiana Jones

Owner of Madam Butterfly Quiana Jones is from Denver, and she started her business, Madam Butterfly, as a direct response to the dry Colorado climate and the effects it had on her skin. She started making homemade moisturizing products for herself...
23 Feb

CEO Jessica Sveen Provides Testimony in Support of Colorado House Bill 23-1126

On Wednesday, RMMFI CEO Jessica Sveen provided testimony in support of Colorado House Bill 23-1126. This bill would prevent medical debt from appearing on consumer reports and negatively impacting credit scores. Sharing RMMFI’s mission and...
23 Feb

Scaling to Meet the Need for Inclusive Entrepreneurial Support

Earlier this month, we hosted community celebrations for our newest sites in Northeast and Southeast Colorado. We recognized the 17 entrepreneurs who completed Business Idea Lab and our new Entrepreneur Leadership Training Program, and we welcomed...
9 Feb

Results From Our First Volunteer Impact Survey

“I love watching entrepreneurs achieve their goals and dreams and being able to share some wisdom and encouragement along the way.” For the first time last year, we conducted a Volunteer Impact Survey. We’ve always gathered feedback from...
30 Jan

Supporting Immigrant, Spanish-Speaking, and Rural Entrepreneurs at Our San Luis Valley Site

“Seeing other entrepreneurs succeed has been our biggest inspiration and support.” We believe entrepreneurship can play a key role in strengthening our rural communities. Yet those communities often lack the resources and investment necessary...
12 Jan

4,500 Hours of Community in Action

In 2022, more than 230 RMMFI volunteers contributed over 4,500 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...
29 Dec

What We Achieved Together in 2022

“I learned that I am an entrepreneur, I am a business owner, and I'm going to be very successful in this journey.” As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to celebrate a few highlights from the past year at RMMFI: 71 entrepreneurs graduated...
15 Dec

RMMFI’s Social Impact: For Every $1 Invested, $3.98 in Impact is Created

The impact of inclusive entrepreneurship cannot be measured solely by the number of businesses launched. When we create equitable access to the economy, we generate individual and household prosperity as well as broad community and economic benefits...
15 Dec

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tanaka Shipp

Owner of Queenshipp Tanaka Shipp is the founder and CEO of Queenshipp, an organization that focuses on youth empowerment through experiential education. Queenshipp’s mission is to empower all young people, including queer, trans, and non-binary...
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