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ORIX Corporation USA and Good Returns Promote Economic Empowerment

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

Bloom Lab Member Highlight: For the Students Tour

By Ogden Payne The For the Students Tour started from a need. Like any other 18-year-old kid who just graduated high school with the world ahead of them, my life goal was to become a rapper. I enrolled at Austin Community College in the fall of 2010, pursuing a degree in Commercial…

By Ogden Payne The For the Students Tour started from a need. Like any other 18-year-old kid who just graduated high school with the world ahead of them, my life goal was to become a rapper. I enrolled at Austin Community College in the fall of 2010, pursuing a degree in Commercial…

The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Mia Parton of Aeparmia

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…

National Veteran Lending Collaborative

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

Social Media Marketing: Tools & Tips

By Yoona Kim Nowadays, social media has become a vital tool for the marketing. Especially for small business owners, it is considered as a cost-effective and easily accessible choice compared to the other marketing tactics. However, this can also lead entrepreneurs to have a wrong impression of effective social media marketing. Obviously…

By Yoona Kim Nowadays, social media has become a vital tool for the marketing. Especially for small business owners, it is considered as a cost-effective and easily accessible choice compared to the other marketing tactics. However, this can also lead entrepreneurs to have a wrong impression of effective social media marketing. Obviously…

Let’s Make Your Business GLOW with Flare Fort Worth

By Jisu Han Want to learn how to make your business glow?  Join us for Flare Fort Worth! This is your chance to move your business forward by hearing about a local entrepreneur’s successful business journey and mingling with other like-minded individuals! Having a mentor and networking with people who are on…

By Jisu Han Want to learn how to make your business glow?  Join us for Flare Fort Worth! This is your chance to move your business forward by hearing about a local entrepreneur’s successful business journey and mingling with other like-minded individuals! Having a mentor and networking with people who are on…

Intern Welcome – Eunji Choi

Eunji Choi recently joined the PeopleFund family as a part of the KoreaWEST Fellowship. She assists with marketing research and strategy, producing videos for the website and educational events. She majored in Creative Advertising at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. As a student, Eunji studied all aspects of effective advertising techniques and worked in various fields…

Eunji Choi recently joined the PeopleFund family as a part of the KoreaWEST Fellowship. She assists with marketing research and strategy, producing videos for the website and educational events. She majored in Creative Advertising at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. As a student, Eunji studied all aspects of effective advertising techniques and worked in various fields…

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…