Introducing Moolah U!


BiG SPOTLIGHT features one small business every week as a chance for people to get to know them!

Congratulations to Moolah U for being the first winner of BiG AUSTIN’S BiG SPOTLIGHT! Moolah U provides financial education to young people.

They have been a BiG AUSTIN client since 2007 and have since …Read More

Statewide leaders plugged in and helped drive economic growth in Texas!


Austin, TX, (10/11/13) – Business Investment Growth Austin (BiGAUSTIN), Citibank, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, The Laborers’

International Union of North America,

Capital Metro, and The Texas Department of Transportation collaborated to host the 1st Annual Energy and Transportation Economic Development Summit on Thursday, October 10th at the Palmer Events Center starting …Read More

Youth Empowerment through Leadership

BiGAUSTIN’s first youth entrepreneurship program closes with great success

There are few things more powerful than a good business idea in the hands of a brilliant young entrepreneur. Last month, BiGAUSTIN held its first ever BiGSTEP (Startup for Teens in Entrepreneurship Program), a four-day long youth entrepreneurship camp which culminated in a …Read More

Start Small, Grow BiG! Celebrating 18 Years of growing small business!

On May 9th 2013, BiGAUSTIN celebrated its 18 year anniversary as Central Texas’ single-source

solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.

In 1995, BiGAUSTIN obtained its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, by 1996 had begun independent operations. Today, BiG obtains its funding from a variety of public and private sources, …Read More

Created Woman Magazine


Congratulations to Created Woman Magazine!

This month’s winner for Client of the Month is Heather Frierson of Created Woman Magazine, a magazine that focuses on fashion but also highlights family, health, fun and purposeful living. Heather began her ongoing relationship with BiGAUSTIN back in

2010 when she was …Read More

Celebrating 18 Years of BiG Business, BiG Impact and BiG Partnerships

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Austin, TX, March 25, 2013 – Acknowledging the past, Celebrating the present and Ushering in the future is the theme of BiGAUSTIN’s 18th birthday celebration. On Thursday May 9, 2013 from 6pm-9pm, BiGAUSTIN is inviting friends of the past and present who have been instrumental in establishing BiGAUSTIN’s status as …Read More

A Dream come True

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Congratulations to RJG Smoothies Doing Business As (DBA) Smoothie King!

This month’s winner is Ria Griffin of RJG Smoothies DBA Smoothie King, located on South Lamar in the Triangle. Ria has been the proud owner of this Smoothie King for two years on April 11th, and says “it’s a …Read More

BiGAUSTIN Announces its February Client of the Month: Moolah U

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Congratulations to Moolah U!

BiGAUSTIN is proud to highlight the Chief Executive Officer Gayle Reaume and her organization Moolah U for all of the great things they are doing for the youth of Austin.

Moolah U, formerly known as The Money Academy, is an organization that …Read More

From Social Worker to Business Owner

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Modern, vintage, and handmade. Thoughtfully edited selection of home decor, accessories, gifts, and art.

For an instant mood lift, step into this airy shop of Scandinavian design and clean

lines. Light wood, white fixtures, and vibrant green accents create the perfect holding space for unique products from around the country.

Once …Read More

BiG | idea day

BiG|idea day is the largest annual fundraiser for BiGAUSTIN with over 300 attendees made up of small business owners, financial institutions, corporations and community leaders. Attendees have an opportunity witness what small business owners are doing to “Keep Austin businesses competitive and profitable” in today’s

marketplace. This event provides a diverse arena for businesses to …Read More