Industry News, August 20, 2019

Small Business Lending Study Shows Racial Disparity Small business lending typically relies more heavily on the owner’s credit score or personal assets. Given that the median wealth of white households is 41 times greater than black families, the financing gap...

AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours!

AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours! Since its inception in 1991, AEO has been at the forefront of the charge to champion microbusinesses in the halls of government. From advocacy through congressional testimony to lobbying legislators to...

AEO’s 25+ years of Advocacy Achievements

Since 1991, AEO has endeavored to create economic opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. This list highlights AEO’s advocacy accomplishments. 1991 – Association for Enterprise Opportunity is founded by a national group of micro enterprise development...

Policy News, August 13, 2019

SBA Reauthorization Highlights Last month, Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the Chairman’s mark to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2019 (the...

Industry News, August 13, 2019

Female Food and Drink Entrepreneurs on How Gender Impacts Access to Capital Restaurateurs point out the balance between dealing with gender bias and gender commoditization as social impact continues to grow as a trend in the business world. Source: Washington City...