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PeopleFund Featured on KVUE to Discuss Veteran Entrepreneurship

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

Collateral Damage: The Impact of the Government Shutdown on Small Businesses

By Meghan C. Rauker The ongoing partial government shutdown has now entered its 27th day, the longest lasting government shutdown in United States history. An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the lapse in funding—either by having to work without pay while it lasts or by being furloughed. JP Morgan…

By Meghan C. Rauker The ongoing partial government shutdown has now entered its 27th day, the longest lasting government shutdown in United States history. An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the lapse in funding—either by having to work without pay while it lasts or by being furloughed. JP Morgan…

Emergency Short-Term Loans Available to Nonprofits and Social Agencies Impacted by Federal Shutdown

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…

Eight Months Journey at PeopleFund

By Yoona Kim Finishing off the 8 months at PeopleFund, my whole internship would be summed up as “the time I’ve learned about the small business of the United States”. When I first decided to work at the PeopleFund, I only had a vague idea about what I was going to do…

By Yoona Kim Finishing off the 8 months at PeopleFund, my whole internship would be summed up as “the time I’ve learned about the small business of the United States”. When I first decided to work at the PeopleFund, I only had a vague idea about what I was going to do…

CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

El Paso Creates First County-Led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the Country

The county of El Paso has created the first county-led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the country!  One in four kids in El Paso county live in a food-insecure home – a home that is unable to continually purchase healthy food. Due to this, the county of El Paso is making healthy,…

The county of El Paso has created the first county-led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the country!  One in four kids in El Paso county live in a food-insecure home – a home that is unable to continually purchase healthy food. Due to this, the county of El Paso is making healthy,…

Client Highlight: Shire Distilling Company

After over 20 years of homebrewing beer, wine, mead and more, George Daher decided it was time to open his own micro-distillery with his family. Shire Distilling Co. was founded in 2017, quickly churning out memorable spirits such as Shire Shine (premium white whiskey) and Shire Fire (a cinnamon infused whiskey). Shire…

After over 20 years of homebrewing beer, wine, mead and more, George Daher decided it was time to open his own micro-distillery with his family. Shire Distilling Co. was founded in 2017, quickly churning out memorable spirits such as Shire Shine (premium white whiskey) and Shire Fire (a cinnamon infused whiskey). Shire…

ORIX Corporation USA and Good Returns Promote Economic Empowerment

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

Bloom Lab Member Highlight: For the Students Tour

By Ogden Payne The For the Students Tour started from a need. Like any other 18-year-old kid who just graduated high school with the world ahead of them, my life goal was to become a rapper. I enrolled at Austin Community College in the fall of 2010, pursuing a degree in Commercial…

By Ogden Payne The For the Students Tour started from a need. Like any other 18-year-old kid who just graduated high school with the world ahead of them, my life goal was to become a rapper. I enrolled at Austin Community College in the fall of 2010, pursuing a degree in Commercial…

The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Mia Parton of Aeparmia

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…