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United For Business

Mile High United Way’s United for Business program supports locally-owned small businesses and strengthens under-resourced communities.

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

With an emphasis on women- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, United for Business provides direct services and specialized assistance that help promote the attraction, retention, and expansion of quality jobs in the Denver Metro area.

The program works collaboratively with individual business owners, many of whom are in the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhood, to understand their needs and utilizes professional services and skills-based volunteers, or Business Advisors, to help owners reach their goals.

Learn more about our small business clients and how the program has helped their business in our 2020-2021 Impact Report.

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How the Program Works

Initial Consult

Business owners work with United for Business Advisors to assess their current needs and identify a plan to achieve their goals.

Volunteers are Matched

Mile High United Way supplements our advising by introducing skill-based volunteers to provide expert consulting at no cost to the business.

Goals are Met

Business owners work directly with their Business Advisor and their Volunteer Consultant(s) to achieve their goals.

Need Small Business Support?

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

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Helping Local Businesses in Metro Denver Thrive During the Pandemic

Learn how Mile High United Way provides small business support to help local business owners, like Brittney and Joslyn of FIT & NU, adapt and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pivoting to Support Local Businesses Impacted By COVID

As the coronavirus has caused daily life to change drastically, many small businesses find themselves faced with unprecedented challenges. In order to respond to these emerging needs, Mile High United Way is pivoting our United for Business (UFB) program to help small, local businesses stabilize and focus on their recovery.

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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.

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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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Get Involved


Have questions about our program or need business consulting?
Contact: or call 720-501-3920.


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

The Mile High United Way United for Business program is powered by Wells Fargo.

  Mile High United Way United for Business powered by Wells Fargo