By Diana Garcia

Meet Josue, a Texan native: born in Dallas, but has called Austin home since 2011. Josue was the first of his family to graduate from college- a major accomplishment he and his family are very proud of. He has been a lender for the past 8+ years spending the last 2 1/2 years with BancorpSouth Bank. Here he uses his  skills to help consumers and business owners meet their finance needs. A fun fact about Josue is that he and his wife had a destination wedding and got married in New York City! It was around the Christmas Holidays, which made the day even more special.

Josue shares his experience as a volunteer with EGBI and how you can get involved too.

Hi Josue! To get started, would you mind telling us another fun fact about yourself?

I am a “foodie” so I love to try out different restaurants. 🙂

How have you volunteered at EGBI?

This past year, I have taught financial classes via Zoom for EGBI. I got to know many business owners and share my experience in the financial industry. By being involved, it made me feel part of the EGBI family and helped me get a better understanding of what EGBI does to help the community.

Why do you think it is important to volunteer?

I think it’s important to volunteer because it allows you to meet new people and build a community. We all love to make new friends.

“EGBI is a strong resource to help dreams become a reality in the small business world. Supporting EGBI helps accomplish that mission!” – Josue Limon

Why is it important to volunteer at EGBI?

Volunteering at EGBI helps aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners meet and accomplish their purpose for Austin’s small business community.

Do you have a favorite experience about volunteering with EGBI?

There are so many, but overall my favorite experience was meeting so many diverse small businesses and owners. I’ve made so many friends along the way and I am very proud to provide my service where it is needed.

In 2020, EGBI volunteers put in more than 130 hours to help EGBI support and serve over 400 small businesses. Volunteers like Josue make this possible and continue to help EGBI pursue their mission of training ,coaching, and supporting aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.

Want to get involved too? Contact us to find out how you can get involved.