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Bayou Micro Fund Gives $10,000 worth of Covid Grants

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Bayou Micro Fund has given $2,500 worth of COVID-19 Grants each to the following business. JusDesign Graphics, Soma Athletic Wellness, Chic Sweets Fine Desserts, Got Dirty Blinds? These grants are all to keep these businesses going. We are also pleased to report that all Bayou Micro Fund businesses have survived and are operating in these […]

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HBDI creates a micro stabilization loan fund

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A Fund designed to support the ongoing operations of eligible micro-enterprises Up to $10,000 with interest rates of 3% payments deferred for 6-monthsTo assist micro-enterprises that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston Business Development, Inc. JUSDESIGN A full-service Graphic Design / IT firm located in Houston TX Loan amount: $10,000. Website: https://jusdesign.com/ […]

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Client Spotlight: Sweet Luxuries Bakery

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Loan amount: $5,000 Location: 2612 Scott Street Houston, Texas 77004 Website: http://www.mysweetlux.com/ Phone: 832-413-1625 You might not believe it, but the lemon bars, cakes, and other Sweet Luxuries treats featured in cafés and stores around Houston weren’t just made that morning—they’ve been in the works for almost 15 years. It was back in 2001 when, having fond […]

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Houston Panini & Provisions

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Finance, small loan, interest free

Start Date: May 2014Original Investment: $25,000$5000 Kiva + $20,000 investmentCurrent employees: 6 Customers per day: 50-60Location: 1727 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018Website: http://houstonpanini.com/Phone: 713-681-4500The customers of Houston Panini & Provision have taken a serious liking to the restaurant and its cofounders Alex and David Colby. But the charismatic brothers haven’t always been slinging sandwiches. In […]

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Kiva Tier 3 Status!

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We are excited to announce that we have been upgraded with Kiva Zip from a Tier 2 Trustee to a Tier 3 Trustee! This means that we can now offer loans to up to 20 entrepreneurs at one time. This upgrade was the result of our 100% repayment rate with our portfolio companies. Thank you […]

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Bayou Microfund Featured in Houston Chronicle

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Last week, Bayou Microfund was featured in the Houston Chronicle! We met with Alyson Ward, a staff writer there, a few times over the past few weeks and she came to our Fund-a-Thon event for Once Upon a Praline. We, along with Lynn Kelly of Once Upon a Praline and Alex Colby of Lemon-D-Lite were […]