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United Business Advisory

Strengthening under-resourced communities by helping locally-owned businesses realize their growth potential.

Mile High United Way's United Business Advisory (UBA) program strengthens under-resourced communities by helping small, locally-owned businesses.

The program works collaboratively with individual business owners, many of whom live in the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, to understand their needs and utilizes professional services and skills-based volunteers to help them reach their goals.

Meet Our Small Business Owners

How the Program Works

Initial Consult

Business owners are consulted on their current needs and goals are set.

Volunteers are Matched

Mile High United Way identifies professional services and small business experts that can help.

Goals are Met

Business owners work directly with skilled volunteers to reach set goals.

Helping Local Grocery Store Owners Better Serve the Community

'El Tepetate' is the go-to neighborhood source for fresh and quick produce at a fair price in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea. With help from UBA volunteers, owners Jesus and Maria are getting they support they need to better serve their community.

More Than Just Business

Working with UBA, Oscar and Rocio believe they are doing more than just business. "We’ve survived one way for so long, but now we have a structure and are smart about the direction we want to go in and how we want to grow."

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Women Supporting Women: The Launch of a Mobile Coffee Truck

Bold Beans is a girl-voiced, girl-run, girl-led coffee business, and it gives teen girls an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, gain tangible life-skills, and it sets them up for long-term economic independence.

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Interested in donating your time and expertise by becoming a volunteer?

Contact us at: UBA@unitedwaydenver.org

Want to grow your business? Contact us!

Jim Bernsten

Chief Innovation Officer

303.561.2357 | Jim.Bernsten@unitedwaydenver.org