Women-Owned Businesses of Fort Collins
The pandemic challenged small businesses in many ways, but even more, it challenged women in the workforce.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80% of the 1.1 million people who exited the workforce as a result of the pandemic were women. Recovery insights from McKinsey suggest that pre-pandemic employment levels for women won’t be achieved until 2024.
As a community with 66% of our working population being women ages of 16 and older, it’s imperative for us to support women in the workforce, and show up for women-owned businesses.
A platform for women-owned businesses, For Fort Collins exists to connect these businesses with their community. Supporting our local small businesses will lead to their success and the betterment of our community as a whole.
The Fox Den: No Waste Café & Roastery
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting Patricia Acheson, owner of The Fox Den: No Waste Café & Roastery. Read our interview with Patricia as she shares her entrepreneurial journey and some tips as a business owner.
Louise Cutler Fine Art Studio – A Culture Preserved (in the Black Experience) Highlight
We’re celebrating Black Business Month by highlighting Louise Cutler Fine Art Studio, a local artist with a featured exhibit at the Museum of Art. Read our interview with Louise as she shares more about her curated exhibition.
We’re celebrating Pride Month by highlighting PAGEFIFTYFIVE, a LGBTQ+-owned greeting card, stationery & paper goods company. Read our interview with Owner and Illustrator Melissa Mika as she shares her passion for books, art, and social justice.
Motherlove Herbal Company
In honor of Earth Day this April, we’re highlighting Motherlove Herbal Company, a sustainability-focused business committed to the triple bottom line of supporting the planet and people while doing business. Read our interview with CEO Silencia Cox as she shares what it’s like to be a B Corp company and how she has carried on her mother’s legacy of Motherlove.
Heritage & Bloom
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting Heritage & Bloom, a local, woman-owned business. Read our interview with Owner & Founder Allison Song as she shares how she weaves her culture and heritage into her craft.
Kansas City Kitty
Searching for last-minute holiday gifts? Kansas City Kitty offers a range of women’s clothing, accessories, local art & jewelry! Still stumped? Pick up one of their gift cards!
Studio Be Salon
Hoping for a fabulous, new hairdo for this year’s holiday party? Studio Be has locations in Old Town and Front Range Village! Studio Be also offers gift cards for your loved ones!
Need some R&R this holiday season? The Edwards House is a historic boutique inn located in the heart of Old Town. Book your next staycation now!
Louise Cutler Fine Art Studio
This Small Business Season, we visited with local artist and community innovator Louise Cutler at her studio. Read more about her work and where she hopes to take Fort Collins in the art scene.
The Blue Moose Art Gallery
The Blue Moose Art Gallery is #ForFortCollins! Did you know this Fort Collins art gallery has more than 20 talented artists and advocates sharing management of the gallery? Check out their interview now!
Stodgy Brewing Company
Stodgy Brewing Company is #ForFortCollins! Join us as we continue to feature some of the amazing small businesses right in your neighborhood.
June is Pride Month and we want to give LGBTQ+ business owners the opportunity to share their story as a business owner and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Read our interview with Megan Barghols, owner of FoCo DoCo.
Tararine Thai Cuisine
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (APPI) Heritage Month and we want to celebrate and support our APPI business owners in Fort Collins. Read the story of Reena Duwal, owner of Tararine, Thai Cuisine.
Urban Monk Studios
August is Black Business Month and we want to celebrate and support Black-owned business owners in our community. Hear the story of Saja Butler, owner of Urban Monk Studios.
To celebrate Pride Month we want to give LGBTQIA+ business owners the opportunity to share their story as a business owner and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Hear the story of Kim Jones, owner of Pinball Jones.
Radiant Dental Health
Dr. Alexandra Hung and Dr. “Boone” Caldon of Radiant Dental Health continue to serve the community with a focus on Hispanic families, making their services more accessible even during a pandemic. Read the full story in their own words.
Old Town Media
Old Town Media- OTM is working overtime for the Fort Collins community during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this crucial time, the OTM team continues to provide great and timely work, like the creation of NoCoRecovers.com and the video for the Youth Clinic to inform their patients’ parents of the important changes they made to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. Even more significantly, OTM team is donating to those who need it the most. On Friday, the team donated $1,000 to the...
CC’s Flower Truck
Interview with Owner Caitlin Dunnagan. Be sure to follow CC's Flower Truck on Facebook & Instagram. How have you been able to pivot your business model? What have you done in response? When starting my business this past January I initially envisioned pop-ups and rentals with the truck being my main focus. That's what I dedicated most of my time and energy towards; establishing connections throughout the community to host pop-ups at local businesses and establishing a presence in the...