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.

We are honored to serve those who have honorably served our country. Offered across Texas, PeopleVET (veteran entrepreneurs of Texas) brings together veteran entrepreneurs, military spouses, and active military service members interested in starting or growing a small business. We also offer special interest rates in addition to this innovative business education curriculum.

Emprende: Subiendo Hast La Cima

El programa Emprende le ofrece la oportunidad de prepararse para recibir un préstamo. Durante las primeras cuatro horas, aprenderá sobre los administración financiera, y será guiado al realizar su propio presupuesto personal y libro de contabilidad.

People Spark

Do you want to ignite your business? PeopleSpark is your chance to gain the skills needed to take your business to the next level. Covering budget projections, cash flow, sales, inventory management, credit, and business planning, PeopleSpark prepares your business to take on the capital needed to grow.

People Start

Newly retooled for 2015, PeopleStart is our new construction and healthcare cohort learning program. These high-growth, high-risk industries have unique capital and cash flow needs, and PeopleStart guides you through the process of financial planning, cash flow management, accounting, and contracting.

People Spring

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.


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

people Connect: Workshops Networking & Working Sessions

PeopleConnect is our amazing statewide workshop series that emphasizes the skills, talents, and information you need to be a successful business leader. These short, one-day sessions will prepare you to market, build, hire, and financially strengthen your business.

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

People Talk

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


Innovation Week

Innovation Week, our educational summit, offers more than 30 hands-on sessions designed to take your business to the next level. Innovation Days offer a similar format with themed day-long sessions.