Women’s Equality Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 19th Amendment for women’s voting rights and calls attention to a continued effort for gender equality. In celebration, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is highlighting a few women-owned businesses across the state and encouraging all of our Colorado communities to shop locally.
Show your support for Women’s Equality Day this August by shopping at your local woman-owned business.
Support these women-owned businesses
YellowDog is a local print and design studio that goes beyond everyday print services. The talented design and marketing team will level up your brand. Since 2004, they have worked with local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies of all shapes and sizes.
The Denver-based business is family owned and operated, proudly holding Small Business Enterprise, Minority/Women Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certifications. Named the Colorado Company to Watch and Small Business of the Year finalist through the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, YellowDog can help you with all of your print, design and marketing needs.
SlumberSet takes self care to a new level. The minority and woman-owned business produces fun sleep masks and sleep accessories. Founder Kelly Cho created the concept because she needed a better sleep mask. Her unique masks are soft, oversized and adjustable for the highest possible comfort so you don’t have to count sheep.
Kelly began her business on Etsy making aprons before transitioning to producing face masks. Soon after, she started designing sleep eye masks. All of SlumberSet’s luxury sleep products are made sustainably by using fabric remnants or preowned, unused satin whenever possible to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing.
Atrevida Beer Company
Atrevida Beer Co was founded by Jess Fierro, the first Latina brewery owner and head brewer in Colorado. Jess and her team are using paddles and rakes for brewing and distilling, diving into tanks, moving hoses and pumps and taking temperatures and gravities for genuine hand-crafted beer.
The Colorado Springs-based brewery is challenging the standard definition of craft beer as a female-forward, Latin-inspired brewery that brings new flavors to market. The company demonstrates diversity in everything it does. The beers are a collection of diverse flavors, ranging from Mexican chocolate stout on nitro to a Belgian Tripel with Tamarindo. Not only is Atrevida a first of its kind brewery, but it’s working to bring the community together.
Resources for women-owned businesses in Colorado
Women-owned businesses can also take advantage of our Minority Business Office, which provides technical assistance and helps them learn how to best market themselves as a certified business and secure government contracts. They can also take advantage of the support of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, which provides no-cost consulting and low-cost training and workshops to entrepreneurs in every county across Colorado.
To learn more about our #ShopLocalColorado campaign, visit our #ShopLocalColorado toolkit. There, you will be able to see themes for upcoming months and fill out a form to submit your business for consideration for promotion.
(Photo courtesy of YellowDog)