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United For Business

Providing personalized, no cost support for small businesses in Metro Denver to help our local business community thrive.
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Mile High United Way’s United for Business program provides free consulting and support to help small businesses stabilize and grow.

Through personalized business consulting sessions with our Business Advisors, we advise owners on how to apply for financial assistance, negotiate with their landlords, and adapt their business practices. Our skills-based volunteer team also helps business owners with strategy, accounting, marketing, legal support, and more.

In the past year, 87% of our clients experienced growth in one or all of the following areas: increased revenue, net income, hired new employees, or accessed capital if desired.

Get Support Growing Your Business

Website Development Program

Our United for Business Website program works with small businesses to produce, design, and create their website. With the help of business consultants and a team of expert digital marketing volunteers, the business owner will bring their story and services to life in an accessible and efficient digital platform. Learn more and apply: ENGLISH | SPANISH

Microloan Program

Does your small business need a loan? Mile High United Way has partnered with New Seed Lending to provide small business loans from $2,000 to $15,000 for qualified small businesses.

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Get No-Cost Support

Our 3-month program for small business provides no-cost advising and consulting services. Our Business Advisors work as your partner to address your most pressing needs and will bring in industry leaders who volunteer and provide no-cost consulting for specialized topics.

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Have questions or need business consulting?

 

Please fill the following form and we will respond shortly. Or contact us directly to learn more at UFB@UnitedWayDenver.org or call 720-501-3920.

 

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Meet the United For Business Team

Fermin Avila

Director, United for Business

Contact Fermin if you’d like to learn more about United for Business, have questions about the businesses we serve, or would like to partner to create a positive impact on our small business community.

Email fermin.avila@unitedwaydenver.org

Natalia Antezana

Business Advisor, United for Business

Contact Natalia if you’re a business owner seeking for resources to stabilize or grow your business. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Email natalia.antezana@unitedwaydenver.org

Cory Palencia

Business Advisor, United for Business

Contact Cory if you’re a business owner seeking for resources to stabilize or grow your business.
 

Email cory.palencia@unitedwaydenver.org