Category: In the News

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…

Be a part of this year’s Economic Summit

We just decided that our summit this year will be all about the arts entrepreneur community here in Austin. Since there are so many directions that we can take this topic, so we would like to extend an invitation to the community to be a part of the Steering Committee for this…

We just decided that our summit this year will be all about the arts entrepreneur community here in Austin. Since there are so many directions that we can take this topic, so we would like to extend an invitation to the community to be a part of the Steering Committee for this…

Announcing Economic Summit 2012

We were so inspired by our PeopleTalk speaker and arts entrepreneur Deborah Hamilton-Lynne that we decided to keep the arts entrepreneurship ball rolling with next fall’s Economic Summit. Each year, we host the summit to discuss a topic vital to our community. In the past we’ve focused on affordable housing, green jobs…

We were so inspired by our PeopleTalk speaker and arts entrepreneur Deborah Hamilton-Lynne that we decided to keep the arts entrepreneurship ball rolling with next fall’s Economic Summit. Each year, we host the summit to discuss a topic vital to our community. In the past we’ve focused on affordable housing, green jobs…

Calling All Volunteers!

We feel like bringing the community together is a huge piece of our mission. We love being a part of this awesome community, whether it’s through bringing in some awesome entrepreneurs to speak at PeopleTalk, helping to set up the small businesses that keep Austin weird and our community identity strong or…

We feel like bringing the community together is a huge piece of our mission. We love being a part of this awesome community, whether it’s through bringing in some awesome entrepreneurs to speak at PeopleTalk, helping to set up the small businesses that keep Austin weird and our community identity strong or…

PeopleFund and Foundation Communities to become community partners

We have some big news. We are partnering with Foundation Communities, a nonprofit and affordable housing provider from Austin. They do everything to keep low-income families financially stable: putting an affordable roof over their heads, offering continuing education classes, helping with them get their taxes in at one of their Community Tax…

We have some big news. We are partnering with Foundation Communities, a nonprofit and affordable housing provider from Austin. They do everything to keep low-income families financially stable: putting an affordable roof over their heads, offering continuing education classes, helping with them get their taxes in at one of their Community Tax…

Lemonade Day this weekend!

We believe that it’s never too early to develop sound financial skills and a passion for entrepreneurship. This weekend, hundreds of Austin’s youngest citizens will be doing just that for Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day started in 2007 in Houston as a fun, hands-on way to teach children the skills they need to…

We believe that it’s never too early to develop sound financial skills and a passion for entrepreneurship. This weekend, hundreds of Austin’s youngest citizens will be doing just that for Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day started in 2007 in Houston as a fun, hands-on way to teach children the skills they need to…

PeopleFund Dallas receives $40,000 grant from Comerica

We just received some big news from our Dallas office. It feels like we just unpacked the boxes and our Dallas coworkers have hit the ground running. Comerica Bank has just announced that it will be providing our Dallas office with a $40,000 grant to lend to small businesses in the Dallas…

We just received some big news from our Dallas office. It feels like we just unpacked the boxes and our Dallas coworkers have hit the ground running. Comerica Bank has just announced that it will be providing our Dallas office with a $40,000 grant to lend to small businesses in the Dallas…

Arts entrepreneurship in Austin: PeopleTalk Recap Part 2

The event was so great yesterday that we just can’t stop talking about it. There was just too much to put in one blog post, so we’re spreading it out over two days. After Deborah Hamilton-Lynne finished her speech (recap here), she brought up three successful arts entrepreneurs living and working in…

The event was so great yesterday that we just can’t stop talking about it. There was just too much to put in one blog post, so we’re spreading it out over two days. After Deborah Hamilton-Lynne finished her speech (recap here), she brought up three successful arts entrepreneurs living and working in…

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…

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…