Small Business Support

United For Business

Program Mission

Provide support for women- and minority-owned small businesses to strengthen under-resourced communities and help our small business community thrive.

Need Small Business Support?

Get no-cost, personalized consulting to help your small businesses stabilize and grow.

How The Program Works

We work collaboratively with small business owners to first understand their needs. Participants are then connected with skilled Mile High United Way volunteers that provide personalized and no-cost consulting in areas of accounting, marketing, legal support, and other business-critical functions to help owners reach their growth potential.

We provide one-on-one business consulting services to local businesses and startups at no cost to them.

We support capacity building and empower small businesses owners to achieve growth through an intensive skills-building program.

We develop pathways to capital, business networks, and skill development opportunities.

Mile High United Way volunteers help business owners in areas of accounting, marketing, legal support, and other business-critical functions.

How The Program Works

We work collaboratively with small business owners to first understand their needs. Participants are then connected with skilled Mile High United Way volunteers that provide personalized and no-cost consulting in areas of accounting, marketing, legal support, and other business-critical functions to help owners reach their growth potential.

CONSULTING SERVICES
We provide one-on-one business consulting services to local businesses and startups at no cost to them.
SKILLED-BASED VOLUNTEERING
Mile High United Way volunteers help business owners in areas of accounting, marketing, legal support, and other business-critical functions.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
We develop pathways to capital, business networks, and skill development opportunities.
TRAINING AND ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
We support capacity building and empower small businesses owners to achieve growth through an intensive skills-building program.
Mile High United Way provides small business support to business owners in Metro Denver through our United for Business program.

WHY SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS

  • Income inequality can be addressed by accessing quality, well-paying jobs as entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to build assets and wealth.
  • From 2000 to 2017, small businesses accounted for nearly 65% of new job creation, generating nearly twice as many jobs as larger companies and corporations.
  • When our local businesses thrive, entire neighborhoods also thrive.

IMPACT AT A GLANCE

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Our STORIES

Mile High United Way Supports Small Business Owners Like Tonya
Mile High United Way and Wells Fargo Power Small Business Growth in Metro Denver
Helping Local Businesses in Metro Denver Thrive During the Pandemic
How Our United for Business Program is Pivoting to Support Local Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
Helping Local Store Owners Better Serve the Community in Globeville & Elyria-Swansea

Like many small business owners, Tonya was faced with challenges when the pandemic hit, and she struggled to keep her company afloat. Learn how Mile High United Way’s United for Business program provided support when she needed it most.

June 30, 2022

Wells Fargo is furthering their investment in Mile High United Way’s United for Business program to help local businesses thrive.

August 12, 2021

Learn how Mile High United Way is providing small business support to help local business owners, like Brittney and Joslyn of FIT & NU, adapt and thrive amid the pandemic.

January 7, 2021

Learn how we’re pivoting our United for Business (UFB) program to help small, local businesses stabilize and recover.

April 30, 2020

Globeville and Elyria-Swansea are considered ‘food deserts’, an area where fresh, healthy food isn’t readily available to residents. Learn how we’re helping to support the community through supporting small, local businesses, like El Tepetate.

November 7, 2019
Program Goals

OUR 2025 GOALS

Launch a cohort accelerator program for 120 small businesses in Metro Denver. Participants will be provided with mentorship and training in the areas of accounting, marketing, employee retention, financial planning, and more.

Host a premiere small business summit for 150 small businesses, with workshops and discussions on development, growth, and economic mobility.

Support
United for Business

Invest in Mile High United Way’s community programs, like United for Business, to help local business owners move toward economic success.

The Mile high united way United for Business program is powered by:
Mile High United Way United for Business powered by Wells Fargo