We are “economic gardeners.” PeopleFund provides loan capital education, training and a healthy dose of TLC for small businesses so they can flourish and grow. We invite you to “Grow With Us” as we chronicle 2012 and launch into the next year. Our 2012 annual report provides rich examples of how PeopleFund stimulates the Texas economy, one loan at a time.
Small Business and Nonprofit Loan Fund
PeopleFund provides financial and technical support to build healthy small businesses and charities. We provide financing up to $250,000 for equipment purchases, permanent work ing capital term loans, revolving lines of credit, and real estate loans. 51% of our clients are nonprofits and start-ups with fewer than 2 years in business. 89% of loans are to our target market of minorities, women, veterans, and businesses in low income areas.
Business Assistance and Education
PeopleFund offers a host of essential training and mentoring services in the areas of legal services, accounting, web development, marketing, graphic design, sales improvement, and many others through our network of professional volunteers and affiliate organizations. PeopleFund offers one-on-one mentoring and workshop opportunities as well as the PeopleTalk lecture series where attendees can learn directly from outstanding leaders in our community. PeopleFund now offers customized program curriculums, as well as the technology to reach into rural communities.
Tailored Educational Curriculums
PeopleFund offers a host of intensive curriculums designed to guide existing small business owners and new entrepreneurs as they create and grow their businesses. PeopleVET supports veterans who are using entrepreneurship to provide for themselves and their families. PeopleStart works directly with small businesses with 2 years of operation or less. PeopleSpark assists small business owners operating in low income areas.