Mile High United Way’s United for Business program works to strengthen under-resourced communities by focusing on economic stability and mobility for businesses and startups.
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.
Business owners are consulted on their current needs and goals are set.
Mile High United Way identifies professional services and small business experts that can help.
Business owners work directly with skilled volunteers to reach set goals.
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.Read Article
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