From their About Us page at: http://bigaustin.org/about-us/
BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans. BiGAUSTIN remains the leading non-profit micro-enterprise development organization for a number of very specific reasons:
Vision BiGAUSTIN strives to be the leader as a self-sustainable small business development organization by providing innovative growth strategies to underserved entrepreneurs in Central Texas.
Mission BiGAUSTIN assists small businesses to successfully grow by providing comprehensive education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.
Experience and Staying Power BiGAUSTIN was the first micro-lending organization in Austin. BiG opened its doors serving fewer than five clients. Today, BiG has helped thousands of businesses turn their dreams into a reality. Thanks to our strong financial supporters, we will continue to pursue our vision to be the best source for entrepreneurs to start, grow and fund their business operations.
Comprehensive and Innovative Entrepreneurial Education Whether you are a new entrepreneur looking to evaluate and perfect a business concept or an existing business owner interested in strategically expanding an enterprise, BiGAUSTIN provides nationally-acclaimed education for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
End-to-End Small Business Solutions
By delivering both small business financing and nationally-acclaimed education, BiGAUSTIN is the single-source solution for entrepreneurs who have limited time and prefer to form a single relationship with one business development partner.
Flexible, Affordable SmartLoans™ BiGAUSTIN offers a variety of loan programs to fit the growing needs of small businesses. With BiG’s Smart Loans clients receive funding, education, and one-on-one counseling for the term of the loan. BiGAUSTIN Smart Loans are flexible, and affordable, with fast turnarounds.