Tag: Small Business

Client Feature: Dylan Wylde

By Sarah Parvaresh, Operations and Communications Intern One of the first things people think of when they hear Austin, Texas is “Keep Austin Weird,” but they might not know how the motto originated. “Keep Austin Weird” was meant to promote and support local businesses of Austin and its unique indie lifestyle. In 2008,…

By Sarah Parvaresh, Operations and Communications Intern One of the first things people think of when they hear Austin, Texas is “Keep Austin Weird,” but they might not know how the motto originated. “Keep Austin Weird” was meant to promote and support local businesses of Austin and its unique indie lifestyle. In 2008,…

PeopleFund Announces Merger with Southern Dallas Development Corporation

PeopleFund & Southern Dallas Development Corporation to Merge Merger of Nonprofits to Benefit Small Businesses Dallas – On Dec. 8, PeopleFund and Southern Dallas Development Corporation (SDDC) agreed to a statutory merger of the two organizations. Both are non-profit Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s) dedicated to support underserved small business with loans…

PeopleFund & Southern Dallas Development Corporation to Merge Merger of Nonprofits to Benefit Small Businesses Dallas – On Dec. 8, PeopleFund and Southern Dallas Development Corporation (SDDC) agreed to a statutory merger of the two organizations. Both are non-profit Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s) dedicated to support underserved small business with loans…

Client Feature: Keeping Things Sharp With Blade Craft Barber Academy

By Sarah Parvaresh, Communications and Operations Intern Nestled in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas is one of the only barber schools that goes beyond teaching its students the basic skills of cutting and shaving but also teaches the importance of excellent customer service. The Blade Craft Barber Academy was founded by…

By Sarah Parvaresh, Communications and Operations Intern Nestled in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas is one of the only barber schools that goes beyond teaching its students the basic skills of cutting and shaving but also teaches the importance of excellent customer service. The Blade Craft Barber Academy was founded by…

From Trash to Treasure: Ecology Action Brings Local Ecosystem Back to Life

by Sarah Parvaresh, Communications and Operations Intern The following feature is in conjunction with America Recycles! Day, a national day to educate people about recycling and to encourage families and businesses who do not recycle to start doing their part. Former PeopleFund client Ecology Action has expanded their definition of recycling to…

by Sarah Parvaresh, Communications and Operations Intern The following feature is in conjunction with America Recycles! Day, a national day to educate people about recycling and to encourage families and businesses who do not recycle to start doing their part. Former PeopleFund client Ecology Action has expanded their definition of recycling to…

Client Feature: Rational Longevity Wellness Group

By Sarah Parvaresh, Development and Communications Intern Dr. Kirsten Shepard found her way to becoming a chiropractor after a car accident in college that left her in a great deal of pain. Typical pain medication made her too drowsy to pay attention in class while no medication left her in too much…

By Sarah Parvaresh, Development and Communications Intern Dr. Kirsten Shepard found her way to becoming a chiropractor after a car accident in college that left her in a great deal of pain. Typical pain medication made her too drowsy to pay attention in class while no medication left her in too much…

PeopleFund Recognized for Commitment to Diversity by Texas Diversity Council

On October 22nd, PeopleFund will receive the Corporate DiversityFIRST award from Texas Diversity Council recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion amongst our clients, staff, and partners. The Texas Diversity Council established the DiversityFIRST Awards Initiative to recognize and commend organizations and individuals for their support of diversity and inclusion in the…

On October 22nd, PeopleFund will receive the Corporate DiversityFIRST award from Texas Diversity Council recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion amongst our clients, staff, and partners. The Texas Diversity Council established the DiversityFIRST Awards Initiative to recognize and commend organizations and individuals for their support of diversity and inclusion in the…

PeopleFund Receives $75,000 SBA PRIME Award for Technical Assistance

Thirty-nine 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 for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses. “By training…

Thirty-nine 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 for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses. “By training…

PeopleFund President & CEO recognized at 2015 Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards

Best CEOs 2015: Lindner found his niche in nonprofits after Air Force, corporate life Last Thursday night, the Austin Business Journal honored five outstanding individuals across multiple industry sectors with its annual Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards. We at PeopleFund are beyond thrilled to announce that among the winners was our…

Best CEOs 2015: Lindner found his niche in nonprofits after Air Force, corporate life Last Thursday night, the Austin Business Journal honored five outstanding individuals across multiple industry sectors with its annual Austin Business Journal’s Best CEOs Awards. We at PeopleFund are beyond thrilled to announce that among the winners was our…

Client Feature – Austin Mint for Beauty

by Sarah Parvaresh, Communications & Operations Intern Opening in Austin in 2000, they proudly boast their motto: “Mint was founded on the premise that happy stylists equal happy clients” which is clear as soon as you walk through the door. Stylists range in technique, experience, and methods, but all bring a positive…

by Sarah Parvaresh, Communications & Operations Intern Opening in Austin in 2000, they proudly boast their motto: “Mint was founded on the premise that happy stylists equal happy clients” which is clear as soon as you walk through the door. Stylists range in technique, experience, and methods, but all bring a positive…