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BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network Welcome First Class of Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham

25 professionals from diverse finance organizations participate in leadership program Fellows to explore ways to give underserved communities better access to capital BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 7, 2017— BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll…

25 professionals from diverse finance organizations participate in leadership program Fellows to explore ways to give underserved communities better access to capital BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 7, 2017— BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll…

PeopleFund Supports Local Food Pantry

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

Bank of America Recognizes PeopleFund as 2016 Neighborhood Builder

Bloom Lab for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Loans from PeopleFund Expand with Bank of America Grant Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which empowers high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges AUSTIN, Texas – Bank of America has announced PeopleFund as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The…

Bloom Lab for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Loans from PeopleFund Expand with Bank of America Grant Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which empowers high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges AUSTIN, Texas – Bank of America has announced PeopleFund as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The…

PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank Announce Women’s Business Assistance Center

New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a Women’s Business Assistance Center to serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth community. PeopleFund, a nonprofit microlender and business education provider,…

New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a Women’s Business Assistance Center to serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth community. PeopleFund, a nonprofit microlender and business education provider,…

PeopleFund Hosts NACIE to Discuss Small Business Efforts in Austin

This post originally appeared on Commerce.gov. You can read the original post here. Guest blog post by Craig Buerstatte, Deputy Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) works to grow America’s innovation capacity to drive job growth and competitiveness while promoting economic…

This post originally appeared on Commerce.gov. You can read the original post here. Guest blog post by Craig Buerstatte, Deputy Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) works to grow America’s innovation capacity to drive job growth and competitiveness while promoting economic…

PeopleFund Selected as C4T Recipient through Texas Department of Agriculture

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

PeopleFund Receives $75,000 SBA PRIME Award for Technical Assistance

Thirty-nine community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses. “By training…

Thirty-nine community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses. “By training…

PeopleFund President & CEO recognized at 2015 Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards

Best CEOs 2015: Lindner found his niche in nonprofits after Air Force, corporate life Last Thursday night, the Austin Business Journal honored five outstanding individuals across multiple industry sectors with its annual Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards. We at PeopleFund are beyond thrilled to announce that among the winners was our…

Best CEOs 2015: Lindner found his niche in nonprofits after Air Force, corporate life Last Thursday night, the Austin Business Journal honored five outstanding individuals across multiple industry sectors with its annual Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards. We at PeopleFund are beyond thrilled to announce that among the winners was our…

Press Release: Gail Warrior to be Featured Speaker of PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series

Warrior Elements CEO, philanthropist, to headline Aug. 5 PeopleFund event geared toward local entrepreneurs DALLAS, Texas – July 24, 2015– Giving back to the community has long been a tenet of Gail Warrior’s business acumen. So it comes as no surprise that the CEO and founder of Warrior Elements, a luxury active-wear…

Warrior Elements CEO, philanthropist, to headline Aug. 5 PeopleFund event geared toward local entrepreneurs DALLAS, Texas – July 24, 2015– Giving back to the community has long been a tenet of Gail Warrior’s business acumen. So it comes as no surprise that the CEO and founder of Warrior Elements, a luxury active-wear…

Press Release: PeopleFund To Participate in Small Contractor Rotation Program in Houston

On August 11th, PeopleFund will celebrate the launch of the Small Contractor Rotation Program in Houston. We will be participating in the program as a lender, and we are looking forward to the exciting possibilities this opens up in our endeavors to meet the needs of small business owners. The official City…

On August 11th, PeopleFund will celebrate the launch of the Small Contractor Rotation Program in Houston. We will be participating in the program as a lender, and we are looking forward to the exciting possibilities this opens up in our endeavors to meet the needs of small business owners. The official City…

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