NORTH AMERICAN IMPACT

Freeport-McMoRan, a premier natural resource company, operates large, long-lived, diverse assets of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas in the western United States of America. A large immigrant and Spanish-speaking community lives in the region around the company's mineral and gas production facilities. With headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan has engaged partner organizations across the United States to offer the Spanish-language version of DreamBuilder to small business owners and aspirational entrepreneurs. An English-language version of DreamBuilder was launched this year to serve wider group of entrepreneurs in North America.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IN NORTH AMERICA


JULIA GALLEGOS

After learning about the facilitated DreamBuilder Spanish-language class at the Mi Casa Resource Center’s Women’s Business Center in Denver, Colorado, Julia Gallegos, enrolled in the class and graduated with a completed business plan. The plan has helped her expand her initial menu. According to Julia, “Thanks to the DreamBuilder class, I completed my business plan and received a $1,800 loan from Mi Casa’s micro-lending program. Without a doubt, DreamBuilder has opened up many possibilities for my business.”

-Julia Gallegos, Owner, Denver Natural Snacks, LLC, Denver Colorado


SUSAN SNYDER

Susan Snyder took DreamBuilder last year through a facilitated course offered by Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center. "The program really rekindled my love for entrepreneurship and reminded me why I got into business in the first place. I revisited my business plan and thought about marketing in a different way. I have even contracted with a millennial marketer to reach new customers because of what I learned in the class. The most energizing thing for me was visiting with the other women during class and remembering why I love being a business owner."

-Susan Snyder, Owner, Chase Creek Marketplace, Clifton, Arizona


CARMEN BOLIVAR

Carmen Bolivar participated in a DreamBuilder course offered by WESST’s Women’s Business Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Carmen, “The DreamBuilder program at WESST really allowed me to see the strengths and weakness of my business and to reconsider key aspects of her business.” After completing DreamBuilder, Carmen qualified for a funding match from WESST’s WBC.

-Carmen Bolivar, Owner, Hamiel Bridal Shop, Albuquerque, New Mexico