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SBA 7A Loans Reach $100 Million Mark

The Small Business Administration Community Advantage Pilot Program hit a major milestone this week- they reached the $100 million mark. Community Advantage (CA) reached this milestone over three years after the initiative to increase lending to underserved communities was launched in February 2011. Community Advantage was designed as a three-year pilot program aimed…

The Small Business Administration Community Advantage Pilot Program hit a major milestone this week- they reached the $100 million mark. Community Advantage (CA) reached this milestone over three years after the initiative to increase lending to underserved communities was launched in February 2011. Community Advantage was designed as a three-year pilot program aimed…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Antara Palit

By Antara Palit, Development & Communications Intern My name is Antara Palit and I am currently a rising senior at the Hockaday School. I have lived in Dallas for 5 years, and before that I lived in California where I was born. My hobbies include reading, singing, dancing and watching movies. I…

By Antara Palit, Development & Communications Intern My name is Antara Palit and I am currently a rising senior at the Hockaday School. I have lived in Dallas for 5 years, and before that I lived in California where I was born. My hobbies include reading, singing, dancing and watching movies. I…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Zach Mayer

By Zach Mayer, Development & Communications Intern I have been told a career without a good education, prior internship experience and a good network of connections is a mediocre one at best. Thankfully my future career will be greatly benefitted by this internship with PeopleFund. I decided after graduation from Texas State…

By Zach Mayer, Development & Communications Intern I have been told a career without a good education, prior internship experience and a good network of connections is a mediocre one at best. Thankfully my future career will be greatly benefitted by this internship with PeopleFund. I decided after graduation from Texas State…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Chelsea Johnson

By Chelsea Johnson, Development & Communications Intern Hi!My name is Chelsea Johnson and I am currently a student at Texas Tech University! I love my school and I am proud to be a Texas Tech Red Raider. I used to be a nursing major, but I later realized that my passion IS…

By Chelsea Johnson, Development & Communications Intern Hi!My name is Chelsea Johnson and I am currently a student at Texas Tech University! I love my school and I am proud to be a Texas Tech Red Raider. I used to be a nursing major, but I later realized that my passion IS…

Entrepreneur Inspiration Corner | HomeAway

  How did Brian come up with the idea for HomeAway?  Over the years, CEO Brian Sharples and his family rented a variety of ski and beach homes, enjoying the space, availability of a kitchen and flexibility to invite others on vacation. However, he found that finding and booking a property online…

  How did Brian come up with the idea for HomeAway?  Over the years, CEO Brian Sharples and his family rented a variety of ski and beach homes, enjoying the space, availability of a kitchen and flexibility to invite others on vacation. However, he found that finding and booking a property online…

Client Feature | StrongTower Heating & Air

Article by Tori MaidenbergDevelopment and Communications Intern What lead Kevin Evans to open his own business was a mix of personal aspirations, including: freedom from being an employee, leaving a legacy for his children, and gaining the sense of accomplishment that is naturally embedded in being a successful businessman. In April 2012,…

Article by Tori MaidenbergDevelopment and Communications Intern What lead Kevin Evans to open his own business was a mix of personal aspirations, including: freedom from being an employee, leaving a legacy for his children, and gaining the sense of accomplishment that is naturally embedded in being a successful businessman. In April 2012,…

Client Feature | Law Offices of Tiombe Jones

Article by Tori MaidenbergDevelopment and Communications Intern There remains an unfortunate paradox of the law: we all have a right to the law, but the law is often unaffordable and consequently inaccessible. We all have heard, even joked about, the archetypal lawyer who is only in it for the money, but Tiombe…

Article by Tori MaidenbergDevelopment and Communications Intern There remains an unfortunate paradox of the law: we all have a right to the law, but the law is often unaffordable and consequently inaccessible. We all have heard, even joked about, the archetypal lawyer who is only in it for the money, but Tiombe…

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber and PeopleFund Partner to Support Small Businesses

Memorandum of Agreement Outlines Role for Each Organization to elevate small business in Dallas Dallas, Texas – Access to capital is a serious road block for small business growth. The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) and PeopleFund announced today an exciting partnership to provide training and capital for Chamber member business owners. The GDHCC will provide training…

Memorandum of Agreement Outlines Role for Each Organization to elevate small business in Dallas Dallas, Texas – Access to capital is a serious road block for small business growth. The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) and PeopleFund announced today an exciting partnership to provide training and capital for Chamber member business owners. The GDHCC will provide training…

Client Feature | 3D Discovery

Article by Tori Maidenberg Development and Communications Intern Humble is the best way to describe Coretta Turner. In August 2012, Coretta turned her passion for teaching public speaking into a reality and started her business, 3D Discovery. Her journey not only reflects what the American dream truly means, but also inspires us…

Article by Tori Maidenberg Development and Communications Intern Humble is the best way to describe Coretta Turner. In August 2012, Coretta turned her passion for teaching public speaking into a reality and started her business, 3D Discovery. Her journey not only reflects what the American dream truly means, but also inspires us…

Getting Down to Business with Capital One and the Dallas SBDC

 PROGRAM DETAILS “Getting Down to Business (GDTB)” is a free 7-month, in-depth curriculum based series designed to address the core needs of business owners and help them grow. Developed by Capital One Bank and local partners in 2009, the program accepts up to 15 businesses each year to participate. KEY PROGRAM BENEFITS …

 PROGRAM DETAILS “Getting Down to Business (GDTB)” is a free 7-month, in-depth curriculum based series designed to address the core needs of business owners and help them grow. Developed by Capital One Bank and local partners in 2009, the program accepts up to 15 businesses each year to participate. KEY PROGRAM BENEFITS …