After 30 years of helping others launch and grow businesses, Mi Casa decided it was time to take our own advice and become business owners ourselves! And after a thorough business planning period, we are now in the process of launching TalentSource, a staffing service providing solutions for a diverse workforce.
A full-service Denver staffing agency, TalentSource provides outstanding and diverse talent for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct placement employment opportunities. TalentSource connects Denver area employers with a skilled, screened and bilingual workforce to meet the challenges and opportunities posed by multicultural marketplaces and globalized business.
TalentSource’s inception follows a careful business planning process. Mi Casa’s commitment to long-term financial sustainability led the agency to embark on an investigation in 2012 to discover the most promising social enterprise opportunities that would enable Mi Casa to further our mission, build on our assets and expertise and generate more of our own revenue.
Throughout 2012 and 2013, a group of social enterprise experts and entrepreneurs – dubbed the Social Enterprise Think Tank – helped Mi Casa assess various social enterprise ideas. Ultimately, the agency settled on TalentSource, a staffing agency capitalizing on Mi Casa’s long history of preparing workers for career path employment, strong employer relationships and access to diverse and bilingual talent.
Since the decision to create TalentSource, our Social Enterprise Committee–comprised of community business and finance experts as well as several board members– has overseen and guided the implementation of this new venture.
TalentSource has already received strong community support, acquiring startup funding from several organizations including the Tim & Bernadette Marquez Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Denver Foundation, Third Generation Fund, and The Piton Foundation.
To raise the final start-up funds for TalentSource, Mi Casa is launching a crowd-sourced funding campaign early February through Indiegogo. Stay tuned for more details!
The launch of TalentSource has been a collaborative effort and Mi Casa greatly appreciates the many volunteers who have generously offered their time to get this venture off the ground. Our sincerest thanks to the following individuals and companies:
- The Social Enterprise Think Tank – for guidance and advice during the research and planning phases
- Ryan Baca – for advising Mi Casa throughout the launch period and providing support in hiring the TalentSource director
- John Reyes – for designing the TalentSource website
- Diego Sedillo – for advising Mi Casa and helping secure a line of credit for TalentSource
- Patricia Lepiani and The Idea Marketing – for marketing support and logo development
- The Social Enterprise Committee of the Board of Directors – for ongoing guidance and oversight
To learn more about TalentSource, click here.