Category: In the News

Client of the Month – Phoenix Arising

Article by: Miku Sakamoto This month we’d like to highlight Phoenix Arising, an Austin nonprofit that’s shaking up traditional education through aviation-oriented programs. Founder and Executive Director, Zay Collier, came to believe that knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. Learning was not a spectator…

Article by: Miku Sakamoto This month we’d like to highlight Phoenix Arising, an Austin nonprofit that’s shaking up traditional education through aviation-oriented programs. Founder and Executive Director, Zay Collier, came to believe that knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. Learning was not a spectator…

Bennu Coffee offers BIG prizes for a little charity

Please join PeopleFund in supporting client Bennu Coffee as they host a food drive benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. The Details Food collected will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank. Food Drive will run from 10/26/12 – 11/9/12, with donors eligible for raffle prizes outlined below. The raffle winners will…

Please join PeopleFund in supporting client Bennu Coffee as they host a food drive benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. The Details Food collected will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank. Food Drive will run from 10/26/12 – 11/9/12, with donors eligible for raffle prizes outlined below. The raffle winners will…

PeopleFund Announces Top Seed Business Model Video Competition

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Receives Outstanding Lender Award at Deal Day

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

New study highlights immigrant small business owners

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

PeopleFund client Workers Defense Project gets major victory at City Hall

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…

An update from the JET Program at Stony Point High School

Hi, I’m Mark Evers and for nine months out of the year, I teach Digital and Interactive Media, Banking and Financial Systems and Virtual Business to high school students at Stony Point High School. Go Tigers! For the next couple weeks, however, I’m leading the Junior Entrepreneurship Training program here at Stony…

Hi, I’m Mark Evers and for nine months out of the year, I teach Digital and Interactive Media, Banking and Financial Systems and Virtual Business to high school students at Stony Point High School. Go Tigers! For the next couple weeks, however, I’m leading the Junior Entrepreneurship Training program here at Stony…

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…

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…