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PeopleVet Graduate Launches Agricultural Startup The Worm Doctor

By Emily Neie, Development and Communications Intern Halloween brings the return of all things creepy and spooky—gummy crawlers inch across cakes decorated to look like muddy cemeteries, cooked spaghetti masquerades as a bucket of worms in a haunted house, and worm-eaten zombies rise from their graves in suburban front yards. But this…

By Emily Neie, Development and Communications Intern Halloween brings the return of all things creepy and spooky—gummy crawlers inch across cakes decorated to look like muddy cemeteries, cooked spaghetti masquerades as a bucket of worms in a haunted house, and worm-eaten zombies rise from their graves in suburban front yards. But this…

Press Release – JPMorgan Chase Foundation awards grant to fund new PeopleStart program

JPMorgan Chase foundation awards grant to PeopleFund to Support New PeopleStart Program Coming Early 2015 Austin, Texas – The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has approved a $40,000 grant in support of PeopleStart, PeopleFund’s startup business education program that helps new small business owners build skills in financials, accounting, administration, and sales. The funds will…

JPMorgan Chase foundation awards grant to PeopleFund to Support New PeopleStart Program Coming Early 2015 Austin, Texas – The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has approved a $40,000 grant in support of PeopleStart, PeopleFund’s startup business education program that helps new small business owners build skills in financials, accounting, administration, and sales. The funds will…

Press Release – PeopleFund Earns $700,000 Treasury Grant

PeopleFund Earns $700,000 Treasury Grant Funds will support statewide expansion Austin, Texas – PeopleFund, a non-profit Texas small business lender has been awarded a $700,000 Financial Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).   The CDFI grant enables PeopleFund to continue its strategic state…

PeopleFund Earns $700,000 Treasury Grant Funds will support statewide expansion Austin, Texas – PeopleFund, a non-profit Texas small business lender has been awarded a $700,000 Financial Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).   The CDFI grant enables PeopleFund to continue its strategic state…

Client Feature – Lula’s Adult Day Facility

By Samantha Gonzales, Development and Communications Intern  Sharon Alexander’s motivation behind the founding of Lula’s Place Adult Day Facility in 2012 came from a combination of past work experience, personal standards of care, and memories of her grandmother, Lula Taylor. After being unhappy with the care provided in previous workplaces, Sharon set…

By Samantha Gonzales, Development and Communications Intern  Sharon Alexander’s motivation behind the founding of Lula’s Place Adult Day Facility in 2012 came from a combination of past work experience, personal standards of care, and memories of her grandmother, Lula Taylor. After being unhappy with the care provided in previous workplaces, Sharon set…

Celebrate 20 Years of Small Business Success at East Night

Please join PeopleFund as we celebrate 20 years of small business success at our East Night Celebration on October 23rd, 2014 from 7-10 pm at the Shoal Crossing Event Center in Austin, Texas. This year marks our 20th year serving the Austin community and communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years,…

Please join PeopleFund as we celebrate 20 years of small business success at our East Night Celebration on October 23rd, 2014 from 7-10 pm at the Shoal Crossing Event Center in Austin, Texas. This year marks our 20th year serving the Austin community and communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years,…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Samantha Gonzales

My name is Samantha Gonzales and I am a fifth year double-majoring in History and Corporate Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. As my dual majors show, I am interested in history and the world of communications, while being a passionate Texas Longhorns football fan. When I am not working,…

My name is Samantha Gonzales and I am a fifth year double-majoring in History and Corporate Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. As my dual majors show, I am interested in history and the world of communications, while being a passionate Texas Longhorns football fan. When I am not working,…

Client Feature – RedBird Pilates

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

Client Feature – V12 Yoga

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

PeopleFund announces Houston PeopleVET Community Information Session

PeopleFund’s pioneer veteran entrepreneur program, PeopleVET, continues to grow to multiple Texas markets to best serve our state’s heroes as they transition from service to small business. We will host a public information session to share the details of this comprehensive learning and lending program at a forum on August 27th at…

PeopleFund’s pioneer veteran entrepreneur program, PeopleVET, continues to grow to multiple Texas markets to best serve our state’s heroes as they transition from service to small business. We will host a public information session to share the details of this comprehensive learning and lending program at a forum on August 27th at…