Small Business & Workforce Development
Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our communities.
Mile High United Way supports local business owners, helping them stabilize and take the next step in reaching their growth potential. With an emphasis on women- and minority-owned businesses, our programs promote the expansion of quality jobs in Metro Denver while helping owners and their families achieve greater economic resiliency. We believe that when local businesses thrive, the entire neighborhood thrives.
How We Support Small Businesses
United for Business
Personal Investment Enterprise
How You Can Support Small Businesses
View a directory of our small business clients so you can shop local and help our small business community thrive.
IMPACT AT A GLANCE
local businesses served in our United for Business program
businesses received new websites, digital literacy workshops & tutorials
million in new capital distributed through public/private grants and loans
Antonio and Patricia's Story
Antonio and Patricia opened Totally Nutz, a roasted nut franchise, in Jan. 2020. However, the pandemic slowed their fledgling business. They needed support to grow. Last year, they joined our Website Build Initiative and received a redesigned website. They also attended our Thrive Small Business Summit to learn more about marketing their business.
As the holiday season approaches, there are many ways you can support our community by volunteering and engaging in our work, like the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot, Children’s Holiday Party and more.
This year, our United for Business team is launching new initiatives and events to support capacity building through intensive skills-development. Learn how we’re helping our small business community thrive!
Wells Fargo is furthering their investment in Mile High United Way’s United for Business program to help local businesses thrive.
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.
Learn how we’re pivoting our United for Business (UFB) program to help small, local businesses stabilize and recover.
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Support Mile High United Way’s community programs that provide wraparound services to business owners and families.