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.
Play the video to see the impact Mile High United Way's United for Business program has had this past year.
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 2019-2020 Impact Report.
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.
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.Read Article
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
'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.Read Article
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."Read Article
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.Read More
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.
Business Advisor, United for Business
Contact Vanessa if you’re a business owner seeking for resources to stabilize or grow your business. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Specialist, Workforce Development
Contact Bryn if you are a business owner who needs to hire or train employees or if you are a partner organization looking to collaborate on workforce development efforts.