Category: Small Business

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…

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…

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…

5 Helpful Tips to Maximize Your Small Business

Starting a business comes with a long grocery list of tasks that can be costly and hectic. To ease that transition of embarking on this journey, self storage can be a simple solution to all the issues you may encounter. Check out some of the benefits of storing your business items at…

Starting a business comes with a long grocery list of tasks that can be costly and hectic. To ease that transition of embarking on this journey, self storage can be a simple solution to all the issues you may encounter. Check out some of the benefits of storing your business items at…

Bloom Lab Member Feature: Wayne Wilson

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…

International Women’s Day

By Sooyeon Lim Today is International Women’s Day, a great day for celebrating and accelerating women’s achievement worldwide. We can reflect on the achievements and progress we have made as well as recognize the obstacles we have yet to overcome. At PeopleFund, we are passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and woman-owned small…

By Sooyeon Lim Today is International Women’s Day, a great day for celebrating and accelerating women’s achievement worldwide. We can reflect on the achievements and progress we have made as well as recognize the obstacles we have yet to overcome. At PeopleFund, we are passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and woman-owned small…