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Client Feature – Ribbie’s Hair Accessories

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Emily Neie

by Emily Neie, Development & Communications Intern My name is Emily Neie and I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric and Writing. During my last two years of study, I interned at the Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned arts and…

by Emily Neie, Development & Communications Intern My name is Emily Neie and I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric and Writing. During my last two years of study, I interned at the Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned arts and…

Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs

  Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs Event is Part of Initiative Designed to Provide Access to Affordable Loans, Mentoring Support and Networking Opportunities Dallas, Texas —Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America hosted an Elizabeth Street Capital event on…

  Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs Event is Part of Initiative Designed to Provide Access to Affordable Loans, Mentoring Support and Networking Opportunities Dallas, Texas —Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America hosted an Elizabeth Street Capital event on…

East Night through the years

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund’s East Night Celebration is quickly approaching (October 23, 2014!) and on top of a great event for our clients, this East Night will also mark our 20th year serving communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years, we’ve lent $32 million, created 3,000 jobs,…

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund’s East Night Celebration is quickly approaching (October 23, 2014!) and on top of a great event for our clients, this East Night will also mark our 20th year serving communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years, we’ve lent $32 million, created 3,000 jobs,…

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,…