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.
More than a cleaning company, they’re a community-centric force committed to positive impact. Dive into their story of free cleaning for cancer patients, community support, and a mission to create a kinder, connected community—one space at a time.
In our holiday business spotlight, explore Full Expression Dance Collective—a community dedicated to contemporary dance, prioritizing safety and equity for every performer in an inclusive space.
Join us in May for Economic Development Week, a national event to highlight the importance of economic development and its role in building strong, vibrant communities. In this feature, Tilt an HR tech company, with the mission of humanizing the employee leave of absence experience in a meaningful way through a platform-based solution.
Join us in May for Economic Development Week, a national event to highlight the importance of economic development and its role in building strong, vibrant communities. In this feature, Burst Dx, introducing the future of at-home and point-of-care testing.
Jaye Genung founded GOBI Heat to offer high-quality heated apparel that is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Named after the Gobi Desert, GOBI Heat has quickly grown into a fast-growing, woman-owned business that is making waves in the heated apparel industry.
Be sure to follow Studio Q Fitness on Facebook & Instagram. Owner: Quinha McBride Studio Q has more than 14 coaches who focus on inspiring health and growth in cycling and through boot camps, private training, running clubs and more. You may even have some Studio Q gear in your home: Quinha McBride, owner of Studio Q Fitness, rented out stationary bikes at the height of the pandemic to make sure our community had safe access to the equipment they offer. Studio Q Fitness is located at 2601...
Vintage Marketplace, founded by Kim Mary, is a bustling marketplace featuring over 80+ vendors and 8,000 square feet of shopping space. With a keen eye for style and function, Vintage Marketplace offers a unique and inspiring shopping experience for visitors.
Looking for a warm beverage this holiday season? Don’t forget Konjo Coffee when you’re supporting local! Konjo, meaning “beautiful, tasty and good” in Amharic, serves traditional Ethiopian coffee and even hosts coffee ceremonies in the mornings during the week!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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 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.