Tag: Small Business

PeopleFund Client Feature: Karriem’s Catering

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

Bank of America Supports Austin Community For Giving Tuesday

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

PeopleFund Receives New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

PeopleFund Client CocoAndré Shares Its Success Story

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Taylor Insect Repellent Products

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, Abe Taylor, first noticed a need for his product while sitting in his mother’s backyard on a hot summer day. While trying to enjoy a cold drink, Abe was surrounded by mosquitoes, gnats and files. Though he initially tried to search for a solution at a local…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, Abe Taylor, first noticed a need for his product while sitting in his mother’s backyard on a hot summer day. While trying to enjoy a cold drink, Abe was surrounded by mosquitoes, gnats and files. Though he initially tried to search for a solution at a local…

Meet the Awardees: PeopleFund East Night 2016

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund held their 22nd annual East Night event last Thursday for PeopleFund clients, staff, partners, volunteers and donors. The event was a huge success, both in terms of fundraising and fun-having. Guest had fun testing their luck at various casino-themed games, delighting in food catered by various PeopleFund clients,…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund held their 22nd annual East Night event last Thursday for PeopleFund clients, staff, partners, volunteers and donors. The event was a huge success, both in terms of fundraising and fun-having. Guest had fun testing their luck at various casino-themed games, delighting in food catered by various PeopleFund clients,…

PeopleFund Client Liza Beth Jewelry Honors Loan Officer’s Memory with Custom Jewelry Donation

Fine jewelry designer and PeopleFund client Liza Beth Soklove was saddened when she learned that PeopleFund’s beloved Austin loan officer Beatriz Pappas passed away over Memorial Day weekend. Beatriz had given Liza the capital and confidence she needed to take on the challenge of turning her artistry into a thriving business, and…

Fine jewelry designer and PeopleFund client Liza Beth Soklove was saddened when she learned that PeopleFund’s beloved Austin loan officer Beatriz Pappas passed away over Memorial Day weekend. Beatriz had given Liza the capital and confidence she needed to take on the challenge of turning her artistry into a thriving business, and…

PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank Announce Women’s Business Assistance Center

For Immediate Release October 5, 2016 Contact: Amber Cooney | Director of Communications & Development Phone: 512-222-1006 | [email protected]   PeopleFund and  MUFG Union Bank Announce Women’s Business Assistance Center New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., will host…

For Immediate Release October 5, 2016 Contact: Amber Cooney | Director of Communications & Development Phone: 512-222-1006 | [email protected]   PeopleFund and  MUFG Union Bank Announce Women’s Business Assistance Center New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., will host…

PeopleFund Client CocoAndre Invited To White House Summit

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client CocoAndre has been invited to participate in the Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. summit at the White House this October. CocoAndre is a mother-daughter chocolatier shop based in Dallas, TX. Mother Andrea Pedraza has been working to perfect her craft for the past 30 years…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client CocoAndre has been invited to participate in the Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. summit at the White House this October. CocoAndre is a mother-daughter chocolatier shop based in Dallas, TX. Mother Andrea Pedraza has been working to perfect her craft for the past 30 years…

PeopleFund Receives SBA Prime Grant for Technical Assistance Programs

SBA Awards $5 Million in PRIME Grants SBA funds PeopleFund with $75,000 to Finance Training & Technical Assistance to Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Thirty-seven community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program…

SBA Awards $5 Million in PRIME Grants SBA funds PeopleFund with $75,000 to Finance Training & Technical Assistance to Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Thirty-seven community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program…