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Austin Community Foundation Awards $781,000 in Grants for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

As featured on Austin Community Foundation AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Community Foundation announced $781,000 in grants to six nonprofits for projects addressing the long-term recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and surrounding areas in August 2017. The grants were distributed through the Central Texas Long-Term…

As featured on Austin Community Foundation AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Community Foundation announced $781,000 in grants to six nonprofits for projects addressing the long-term recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and surrounding areas in August 2017. The grants were distributed through the Central Texas Long-Term…

A Tribe of Successful Women is a Force to be Reckoned With

By Morgan Palmer According to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, women entrepreneurs now make up more than 40% of new entrepreneurs in the United States. Meanwhile, this rapid growth has shown that women’s entrepreneur growth rates have doubled that of our male counterparts. #GirlPower We’ve all learned the importance of…

By Morgan Palmer According to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, women entrepreneurs now make up more than 40% of new entrepreneurs in the United States. Meanwhile, this rapid growth has shown that women’s entrepreneur growth rates have doubled that of our male counterparts. #GirlPower We’ve all learned the importance of…

Bank of America CEO: One big way to help veterans is help them get capital to start a business

As featured on CNBC: There are more than 2.5 million U.S. businesses that are majority-owned by veterans. Still, veterans can struggle to find capital to get their businesses off the ground. A study found that access to capital was a commonly cited challenge among veterans trying to start a business. By Brian…

As featured on CNBC: There are more than 2.5 million U.S. businesses that are majority-owned by veterans. Still, veterans can struggle to find capital to get their businesses off the ground. A study found that access to capital was a commonly cited challenge among veterans trying to start a business. By Brian…

5 Helpful Tips to Maximize Your Small Business

Starting a business comes with a long grocery list of tasks that can be costly and hectic. To ease that transition of embarking on this journey, self storage can be a simple solution to all the issues you may encounter. Check out some of the benefits of storing your business items at…

Starting a business comes with a long grocery list of tasks that can be costly and hectic. To ease that transition of embarking on this journey, self storage can be a simple solution to all the issues you may encounter. Check out some of the benefits of storing your business items at…

Bank of America Launches $20 Million Lending Program for U.S. Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

CDFI Collaborative Goes Online to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

PeopleFund Partners with Rebuild Texas Fund for Ongoing Harvey Relief

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

13 Organizations Awarded $12.1 Million From Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Bloom Lab Member Feature: Wayne Wilson

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…