Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

Jessica's Story: A Triple Threat

As a female business owner in the male dominated industry of construction, Jessica is not one to shy away from a challenge. “When I told my former supervisor I was going to start a business, he told me I had … 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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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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Tim Marquez Offers Encouragement to Local Entrepreneurs

Tim Marquez, Founder/CEO of Venoco, Inc., was the keynote speaker at Mi Casa’s November 3rd Business Networking and Resource Fair. He spoke about his humble upbringing in southwest Denver and how he managed to build a billion-dollar company out of … Continue reading

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CEO of Venoco to Offer Business Tips to Mi Casa Entrepreneurs

Mi Casa is delighted to welcome Tim Marquez, Founder/CEO of Venoco, Inc., on November 3, as the keynote speaker during Mi Casa’s Small Business Resource Fair and Networking Event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 360 Acoma Street. Mr. … Continue reading

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AT&T Supports Mi Casa's Entrepreneurial Training in Pueblo

Mi Casa Resource Center is happy to announce that the organization has received a $5,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation in support of its business development programs for underserved entrepreneurs in Southern Colorado. AT&T presented the contribution at Mi Casa’s … Continue reading

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