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Our PeopleTalk recap

Today’s PeopleTalk speaker series was a celebration of all things arts entrepreneurial. We heard from Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, published playwright, author, columnist and editor of Austin Woman and ATX Man magazines, about what it takes to become an arts entrepreneur and why a community should support the “starving artists” in their city. Arts…

Today’s PeopleTalk speaker series was a celebration of all things arts entrepreneurial. We heard from Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, published playwright, author, columnist and editor of Austin Woman and ATX Man magazines, about what it takes to become an arts entrepreneur and why a community should support the “starving artists” in their city. Arts…

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  Animal Care Dirty Dog Arts/Entertainment Sonance Rehearsal Studios The Nazca Plains Publishing Co. Automotive Advanced Performance Automotive Center Blu Ribbon Mobile Auto Detail El Otro Lado Elite Auto Repair Evans Engine Exchange G & G Autobody Integrity Automotive Jaimes Auto Repair Clothing/Materials Retailers D & G Designs Store Nui Organics Clothing…

New study says banks approved less than 10 percent of loans in 2011

When we were perusing our favorite blogs and news outlets a few days ago, we came across something that we had to share. Out of every 100 small business owners who walked into a large bank hoping for a loan last year, only 10 got the stamp of approval, according to the…

When we were perusing our favorite blogs and news outlets a few days ago, we came across something that we had to share. Out of every 100 small business owners who walked into a large bank hoping for a loan last year, only 10 got the stamp of approval, according to the…

FFGA Week is coming…

We’re jumping the gun a bit on this, but we think this year’s Financial Fitness Greater Austin Week will be the best yet. Haven’t heard of FFGA week? Here’s a quick primer: Who: The Alliance for Economic Inclusion, Sen. Kirk Watson and more than 60 financial-minded groups in the Austin area, including…

We’re jumping the gun a bit on this, but we think this year’s Financial Fitness Greater Austin Week will be the best yet. Haven’t heard of FFGA week? Here’s a quick primer: Who: The Alliance for Economic Inclusion, Sen. Kirk Watson and more than 60 financial-minded groups in the Austin area, including…

Deborah Hamilton-Lynne to be PeopleTalk speaker on April 24

It’s that time again. We’re so excited to announce that Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, editor-in-chief of Austin Woman magazine, will be our featured speaker for PeopleTalk on April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. We’re always trying to bring up the most salient issues facing our…

It’s that time again. We’re so excited to announce that Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, editor-in-chief of Austin Woman magazine, will be our featured speaker for PeopleTalk on April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. We’re always trying to bring up the most salient issues facing our…

PeopleFund and Dallas PLAN Fund Announce Merger

Two Texas micro-lending organizations with extensive track records of success, PeopleFund of Austin, Texas, and PLAN Fund of Dallas, Texas, are pleased to announce their merger effective March 31, 2012.  This combination significantly increases available resources and strengthens their ability to serve and help undercapitalized communities in Austin and Dallas.  PeopleFund and…

Two Texas micro-lending organizations with extensive track records of success, PeopleFund of Austin, Texas, and PLAN Fund of Dallas, Texas, are pleased to announce their merger effective March 31, 2012.  This combination significantly increases available resources and strengthens their ability to serve and help undercapitalized communities in Austin and Dallas.  PeopleFund and…

PeopleFund helps LifeWorks find the funds for affordable housing

We are always happy to support nonprofits doing great work here in Austin. There are quite a few, but one in particular that needed our help recently. LifeWorks is a nonprofit that provides critical services to disadvantaged youth and families. From operating an emergency shelter to holding GED and literacy classes, LifeWorks…

We are always happy to support nonprofits doing great work here in Austin. There are quite a few, but one in particular that needed our help recently. LifeWorks is a nonprofit that provides critical services to disadvantaged youth and families. From operating an emergency shelter to holding GED and literacy classes, LifeWorks…

Our Take on the RISE Austin Kick-Off Event

Last night, Allen and I went to the RISE Austin kick-off event at the Bob Bullock Museum. It’s nice to know there are so many people fighting the good fight for entrepreneurship here in Central Texas, including renowned filmmaker and keynote speaker Robert Rodriguez. You may not have heard of him, but…

Last night, Allen and I went to the RISE Austin kick-off event at the Bob Bullock Museum. It’s nice to know there are so many people fighting the good fight for entrepreneurship here in Central Texas, including renowned filmmaker and keynote speaker Robert Rodriguez. You may not have heard of him, but…

What We’re Doing for RISE Austin 2012

If you haven’t heard of RISE Week, you’re missing out. RISE, or the “Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs,” is a whole week of free (yes, that’s right, free) panels, seminars and networking events for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve ran your own business for 15 years or started one during…

If you haven’t heard of RISE Week, you’re missing out. RISE, or the “Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs,” is a whole week of free (yes, that’s right, free) panels, seminars and networking events for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve ran your own business for 15 years or started one during…

Small businesses and your health?

A study came out last month that confirmed what we’ve been preaching since we started: more small businesses are good for communities. We’ve heard a lot from the presidential candidates this year about how more small businesses and entrepreneurs are essential to create jobs. According to “The Health and Wealth in US…

A study came out last month that confirmed what we’ve been preaching since we started: more small businesses are good for communities. We’ve heard a lot from the presidential candidates this year about how more small businesses and entrepreneurs are essential to create jobs. According to “The Health and Wealth in US…