Programs

We want to help you and your business succeed! We offer several educational programs catered to the unique needs of your small business, startup, or nonprofit. Click below to learn more information about each program, which are all offered free of charge.

Are you interested in capital and training to expand your budding startup business? Our PeopleStart program is here to help. Our business education program will guide you through business basics like credit, insurance, permitting, financial statements and more while making you and your startup more eligible for access to capital.

Want to learn more about finance? Financial Education Fridays offers free educational opportunities for people wishing to learn more about finance. These workshops cover different topics for small business and personal finance alike.

Do you want to have an interactive marketing experience? Empower will give you online access to eight different chapters of marketing. Entrepreneurs will also have access to group coaching with GoDaddy Guides, and Fuel Your Business Fridays.

Micro

We understand that starting a small business is hard. MICRO is a tailored technical assistance program for our SBA Microloan clients offering in-person on site visits, monthly video tutorials, and hands-on mentorship to ensure that your venture is successful.

Events and Workshops

Running a small business can keep you busy! In addition to the programs above, we also offer workshop
sessions and special events to provide the skills you need on a shorter timeframe.

People Talk: Speaker Series

PeopleTalk

PeopleTalk, our entrepreneur education series, brings successful entrepreneurs to share their stories of struggle, success, and advice.

People Spring

PeopleSpring

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking to be inspired and meet other female small business owners? PeopleSpring is for you! This exciting lunch and learn opportunity is offered to women entrepreneurs across Texas and provides networking, leadership skills, and inspiration to help you compete in today’s business world.