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.
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.
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.
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- 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...
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...