19 Jan

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jessica Berry

OWNER OF BOSCO BAKING CO. Jessica Berry is the owner of Bosco Baking Co., a baking company specializing in gluten-free desserts and pastries. Jessica’s romance with baking — and eating — desserts began abroad when she studied in Rome, Italy...
13 Jan

3,700 Hours of Community in Action

Last year, more than 200 RMMFI volunteers contributed over 3,700 hours to supporting inclusive entrepreneurship in Colorado. As mentors, workshop facilitators, loan reviewers, and more, volunteers shared their expertise and passion to help...
6 Jan

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mark Hill

OWNER OF MERAKI CUSTOM CAKES Meraki Custom Cakes officially opened its doors in 2016, and Mark Hill is the creative behind this delicious edible art. It all started in 2012 when Mark was in a bind and needed a birthday cake for his mother at the...
3 Jan

What We Accomplished Together in 2021

“I have grown so much, and I have so much more confidence. I can't wait for my future!” Like the entrepreneurs we serve, RMMFI has a lot to look forward to in 2022. But before the year ends, we wanted to celebrate a few highlights from our 2021...
23 Dec

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Danette Hollowell

OWNER OF STICKY DRIP WAFFLES Danette Hollowell has been involved in the arts since she was a kid. Originally from San Diego, she attended the San Diego School of the Arts and then Denver School of the Arts after moving to Colorado at age 15. Living...
16 Dec

RMMFI’s Social Impact: For Every $1 Spent, $3.67 in Impact is Created

Entrepreneurship is a tool that can generate positive impact far beyond the business. When we create inclusive and equitable access to the economy, we build pathways to individual and household prosperity as well as broad community and economic...
13 Dec

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brand’i Stewart

OWNER OF OCTEAVIA STEWARTS Brand'i Stewart is the owner and operator of Octeavia Stewarts Ltd., a wellness business that she started in 2014 and named after her grandmother, Octavia Stewart. Octeavia's focuses on natural wellness tea products that...
22 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Breonna Gilbert

OWNER OF BRE'S BITES *Trigger warning: Bre's story contains sensitive content about drug addiction. Bre Gilbert is the owner and creator of a Denver Metro-based (but mobile) gourmet hotdog cart called Bre's Bites. Bre started her life in a small...
5 Nov

New Faces on the RMMFI Team!

RMMFI has been growing quickly as we continue investing in our own potential to support more entrepreneurs and communities across the state. With so many new roles and faces, we wanted to introduce you to the seven newest members of the RMMFI team....
1 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Winter Clark

OWNER OF SOUL CALL COACHING Winter Clark started her wellness business, Soul Call Coaching, in 2017 with nothing more than her intuition guiding her and a desire to help others heal. Winter was working as an ESL teacher for the New York City public...
21 Oct

Equipping Entrepreneurs with the Power of Choice Through Free Credit Check Ups

Financial circumstances should not limit someone’s ability to realize their potential, but they too often do. Our work to remove those obstacles goes beyond providing access to business capital, and thanks to our membership with Credit Builders...
18 Oct

Entrepreneur Spotlight: La’Donna Jones

OWNER OF BRUSHBOX.ARTS La'Donna Jones moved to Denver in 2018 after working as a regional manager turned franchise owner of a company called Paint Nite Inc. The company launched on the East Coast in 2012, and some would claim it was the start of...
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