Category Archives: Business Development

Immigrants Don't Think with an Accent

  I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS has found that in some cases, gaps in income, home ownership and education are larger now than at the time of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. These findings have driven Colorado Public Radio’s “Losing … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Youth Entrepreneurs to Debut at Black Arts Festival

Rather than wasting away lazy summer days, high school youth in Mi Casa’s Emerging Entrepreneurs Summer Camp have been hard at work starting their own businesses. These youth have been learning business best practices and leveraging their passion to apply … Continue reading

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Before the Plunge: What to Consider Before Starting a Business

Though starting a small business can be a profitable and rewarding alternative to traditional employment, 80% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years, and most within 2 years. Why? The majority of businesses fail due to poor management. … Continue reading

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Chocolate for the Greater Good

When local chocolate maker Katelyn and pastry chef Damaris combined their passions of chocolate, Fair Trade, and helping others, The POMM (Product of My Mind), LLC was born. “We decided to start our own chocolate making business, creating chocolate straight … Continue reading

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Small Business Institute Partnership Gives Business Grads New Strategies

Metro State professor Dr. Lynn Hoffman has been teaching for the Small Business Institute – a national organization that allows business students and community entrepreneurs to collaborate- for over 25 years, but this is the first year he has partnered … Continue reading

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Marketer Starts Business to Connect People

After spending 14 years in marketing, Sheridan realized she wanted to pursue her passion of foreign languages. While going back to school to become a certified translator, she fell in love with subtitles during an elective media and translations course. … Continue reading

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Woman-owned Glass Company Fights Larger Businesses to Stay Competitive

Founder of Interior Glass Design, Inc. Brandy’s interest in designing and creating beauty began at a young age. “There are many women interested in design, especially fashion and interior design, but I wanted to create with my hands and do … Continue reading

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Business Success Student Approved for Kiva Zip Loan to Create New Perception of Latin American Cuisine

Daniel immigrated to America from Venezuela nine years ago seeking a fresh start after losing everything due to the country’s unstable political climate permeating its financial market. He describes his first years in America as the classic immigrant story. Though … Continue reading

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Baking Dreams

Marjorie Silva’s baking business began 16 years ago when she made her son’s first birthday cake. The Dalmatian themed cake was such a hit with guests that many started paying her to bake cakes for special occasions. Marjorie, a native … Continue reading

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Kiva Zip Partnership Helps Mi Casa Business Success Graduates Achieve Their Dreams

Mi Casa Resource Center is collaborating with Kiva Zip to provide loan assistance to low-income business owners unable to access loans from traditional lenders. Mi Casa is a Kiva Zip trustee, an organization approved  to work with entrepreneurs and small … Continue reading

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