Tag: Business

National and Local Community Lenders Announce Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Support Small Business and Nonprofit Recovery Across the South

The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund aims to support the recovery of small businesses and nonprofits with access to flexible, affordable capital and free business support services across 15 southern states  March 3, 2021 – A diverse group of community finance organizations, including PeopleFund, announced the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR)…

The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund aims to support the recovery of small businesses and nonprofits with access to flexible, affordable capital and free business support services across 15 southern states  March 3, 2021 – A diverse group of community finance organizations, including PeopleFund, announced the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR)…

Client Highlight: Industrial Solutions

Our client, Barbara Oldums of Industrial Solutions shared the story of her business, Industrial Solutions. Read her story below: “We started Industrial Solutions in 2011, it’s our 9th year of business. We are a wholesale distributor of safety and janitorial supplies. We have multibillion-dollar competitors, so we found that good customer service…

Our client, Barbara Oldums of Industrial Solutions shared the story of her business, Industrial Solutions. Read her story below: “We started Industrial Solutions in 2011, it’s our 9th year of business. We are a wholesale distributor of safety and janitorial supplies. We have multibillion-dollar competitors, so we found that good customer service…

Client Highlight: The Little Art Bus

The Little Art Bus (TLAB) is the first small business to benefit from our Fort Worth Microloan Relief Program with the City of Fort Worth. TLAB, owned and operated by Niki Little in Fort Worth, Texas, aims to bring a creative experience right to your front door. TLAB provides a fun and…

The Little Art Bus (TLAB) is the first small business to benefit from our Fort Worth Microloan Relief Program with the City of Fort Worth. TLAB, owned and operated by Niki Little in Fort Worth, Texas, aims to bring a creative experience right to your front door. TLAB provides a fun and…

PeopleFund & City of Eagle Pass Inject $200,000 Into Small Businesses

In partnership with PeopleFund, the City of Eagle Pass announces the release of the Downtown Revolving Loan Fund (DRFL). The DRFL will provide a low interest financing option to individuals looking to open a new business in the Central Business District, with a high emphasis on Main Street. The City has committed…

In partnership with PeopleFund, the City of Eagle Pass announces the release of the Downtown Revolving Loan Fund (DRFL). The DRFL will provide a low interest financing option to individuals looking to open a new business in the Central Business District, with a high emphasis on Main Street. The City has committed…

PeopleFund Welcomes Gustavo Lasala as President & CEO

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Client Highlight: CatSpring Yaupon

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

Opportunity Finance Network Highlights Chicks With Class

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

Client Highlight: Hill Country Med Waste

Special Ed teacher by day, entrepreneur by night- Hillary Burris is redefining what it means to think outside the box. After moving to Kyle from California, Hillary quickly saw a massive gap in the market when it comes to medical waste and responsible removal options for businesses. Inspired to keep it local,…

Special Ed teacher by day, entrepreneur by night- Hillary Burris is redefining what it means to think outside the box. After moving to Kyle from California, Hillary quickly saw a massive gap in the market when it comes to medical waste and responsible removal options for businesses. Inspired to keep it local,…

PeopleFund Featured on KVUE to Discuss Veteran Entrepreneurship

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…