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Vote for our client, BIAO Skincare!

Our client, Eboni Baldwin, the owner and founder of BIAO Skincare, is one of those awesome reminders of why it’s important to support small businesses. BIAO is a certified organic, all-natural and cruelty-free skincare line produced and packaged in Houston. Promoting “beauty from the inside-out,” every product comes with a special “BIAO…

Our client, Eboni Baldwin, the owner and founder of BIAO Skincare, is one of those awesome reminders of why it’s important to support small businesses. BIAO is a certified organic, all-natural and cruelty-free skincare line produced and packaged in Houston. Promoting “beauty from the inside-out,” every product comes with a special “BIAO…

Austin Lumber Company will host Economic Summit on Oct. 25

We are pretty stoked for this year’s Economic Summit. Not only are we getting help from two arts entrepreneur/activist superstars Lisa Byrd and Ann Graham, but we also chose a great venue. This year’s Economic Summit, scheduled for Oct. 25, will be at the Austin Lumber Company. In the past, we’ve held…

We are pretty stoked for this year’s Economic Summit. Not only are we getting help from two arts entrepreneur/activist superstars Lisa Byrd and Ann Graham, but we also chose a great venue. This year’s Economic Summit, scheduled for Oct. 25, will be at the Austin Lumber Company. In the past, we’ve held…

Create Jobs for USA Program to Help PeopleFund and Fellow Community Lenders Generate Jobs across the U.S.

PeopleFund, a local community lender, announced today that it has received a $66,250  capital grant from the Create Jobs for USA Fund (Create Jobs), managed by Opportunity Finance Network® (OFN).  Starbucks and OFN teamed up to launch the Create Jobs for USA initiative in response to the jobs crisis facing America. This…

PeopleFund, a local community lender, announced today that it has received a $66,250  capital grant from the Create Jobs for USA Fund (Create Jobs), managed by Opportunity Finance Network® (OFN).  Starbucks and OFN teamed up to launch the Create Jobs for USA initiative in response to the jobs crisis facing America. This…

Why every artist needs an awesome business plan

We have been talking a lot about supporting arts entrepreneurs lately, but we need to take a step back to talk about why creatives—artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers, actors—should view themselves as ‘arts entrepreneurs.’ We work with a lot of entrepreneurs and know the formula pretty well. You have an idea, a passion…

We have been talking a lot about supporting arts entrepreneurs lately, but we need to take a step back to talk about why creatives—artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers, actors—should view themselves as ‘arts entrepreneurs.’ We work with a lot of entrepreneurs and know the formula pretty well. You have an idea, a passion…

Be a part of this year’s Economic Summit

We just decided that our summit this year will be all about the arts entrepreneur community here in Austin. Since there are so many directions that we can take this topic, so we would like to extend an invitation to the community to be a part of the Steering Committee for this…

We just decided that our summit this year will be all about the arts entrepreneur community here in Austin. Since there are so many directions that we can take this topic, so we would like to extend an invitation to the community to be a part of the Steering Committee for this…

Job Opening – PeopleFund Dallas

PeopleFund Position Opening:  Office Manager (Dallas, TX) PeopleFund is a registered Texas nonprofit organization that creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses. To learn more, visit us at www.peoplefund.org. Job Description: Primary responsibilities include: overall office administrative…

PeopleFund Position Opening:  Office Manager (Dallas, TX) PeopleFund is a registered Texas nonprofit organization that creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses. To learn more, visit us at www.peoplefund.org. Job Description: Primary responsibilities include: overall office administrative…

Announcing Economic Summit 2012

We were so inspired by our PeopleTalk speaker and arts entrepreneur Deborah Hamilton-Lynne that we decided to keep the arts entrepreneurship ball rolling with next fall’s Economic Summit. Each year, we host the summit to discuss a topic vital to our community. In the past we’ve focused on affordable housing, green jobs…

We were so inspired by our PeopleTalk speaker and arts entrepreneur Deborah Hamilton-Lynne that we decided to keep the arts entrepreneurship ball rolling with next fall’s Economic Summit. Each year, we host the summit to discuss a topic vital to our community. In the past we’ve focused on affordable housing, green jobs…

Calling All Volunteers!

We feel like bringing the community together is a huge piece of our mission. We love being a part of this awesome community, whether it’s through bringing in some awesome entrepreneurs to speak at PeopleTalk, helping to set up the small businesses that keep Austin weird and our community identity strong or…

We feel like bringing the community together is a huge piece of our mission. We love being a part of this awesome community, whether it’s through bringing in some awesome entrepreneurs to speak at PeopleTalk, helping to set up the small businesses that keep Austin weird and our community identity strong or…

PeopleFund and Foundation Communities to become community partners

We have some big news. We are partnering with Foundation Communities, a nonprofit and affordable housing provider from Austin. They do everything to keep low-income families financially stable: putting an affordable roof over their heads, offering continuing education classes, helping with them get their taxes in at one of their Community Tax…

We have some big news. We are partnering with Foundation Communities, a nonprofit and affordable housing provider from Austin. They do everything to keep low-income families financially stable: putting an affordable roof over their heads, offering continuing education classes, helping with them get their taxes in at one of their Community Tax…

Lemonade Day this weekend!

We believe that it’s never too early to develop sound financial skills and a passion for entrepreneurship. This weekend, hundreds of Austin’s youngest citizens will be doing just that for Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day started in 2007 in Houston as a fun, hands-on way to teach children the skills they need to…

We believe that it’s never too early to develop sound financial skills and a passion for entrepreneurship. This weekend, hundreds of Austin’s youngest citizens will be doing just that for Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day started in 2007 in Houston as a fun, hands-on way to teach children the skills they need to…