Category: Small Business

Client Feature: Foodie Edition!

March is a busy time for the great city of Austin. The official arrival of spring means that the live music capital of the world is buzzing with visitors from all over who have come to be part of the many events taking place this month. If you’re in town for the festivities…

March is a busy time for the great city of Austin. The official arrival of spring means that the live music capital of the world is buzzing with visitors from all over who have come to be part of the many events taking place this month. If you’re in town for the festivities…

‘Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude, a season in which we turn up our coats against the cold and turn to each other for community and holiday cheer. It can often feel hectic, crowded, and stressful as we brave the grocery aisles to put together annually anticipated recipes. Thanksgiving certainly…

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude, a season in which we turn up our coats against the cold and turn to each other for community and holiday cheer. It can often feel hectic, crowded, and stressful as we brave the grocery aisles to put together annually anticipated recipes. Thanksgiving certainly…

Client Feature – RedBird Pilates

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

Client Feature – V12 Yoga

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

Client Feature – Trinh’s A/C Services

by Erica Herbst Tieu Trinh is the owner and sole proprietor of Trinh’s A/C Services which he founded in Carrolton, TX in 1989 under a different name. He has been serving the Greater Austin area ever since. Trinh repairs and installs HVAC systems primarily, but also installs and repairs solar panel systems….

by Erica Herbst Tieu Trinh is the owner and sole proprietor of Trinh’s A/C Services which he founded in Carrolton, TX in 1989 under a different name. He has been serving the Greater Austin area ever since. Trinh repairs and installs HVAC systems primarily, but also installs and repairs solar panel systems….

PeopleFund visits Cryo Body Works Grand Opening

by Zach Mayer Austin entrepreneur Caulen Lauria opened Cryo Body Works this year, using his athletic background to tailor the experience to the unique needs of clients. Lauria specializes in cryosauna treatments, a unique therapy originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lauria has worked with a…

by Zach Mayer Austin entrepreneur Caulen Lauria opened Cryo Body Works this year, using his athletic background to tailor the experience to the unique needs of clients. Lauria specializes in cryosauna treatments, a unique therapy originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lauria has worked with a…

Client Feature – Positive Energy

By Erica Herbst Kristof and Diane Irwin founded Positive Energy in 2009. Motivated by a desire to improve sustainability in the building industry, Kristof and Diane decided to turn their decade of home building experience into their own company. The flexibility was appealing with a young child at home, but the Irwin’s faced…

By Erica Herbst Kristof and Diane Irwin founded Positive Energy in 2009. Motivated by a desire to improve sustainability in the building industry, Kristof and Diane decided to turn their decade of home building experience into their own company. The flexibility was appealing with a young child at home, but the Irwin’s faced…

PeopleVET San Marcos Kicks Off

By Zach Mayer, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund started the 2nd PeopleVET veteran education curriculum of 2014 in San Marcos last evening. Held at the Central Texas Medical Center, PeopleVET welcomed 24 area veterans to the innovative lending and learning curriculum. This is the first time a PeopleFund curriculum was held in San Marcos,…

By Zach Mayer, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund started the 2nd PeopleVET veteran education curriculum of 2014 in San Marcos last evening. Held at the Central Texas Medical Center, PeopleVET welcomed 24 area veterans to the innovative lending and learning curriculum. This is the first time a PeopleFund curriculum was held in San Marcos,…