Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places

Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places

The Senate’s Small Business Jobs Package offers more than lip service for small business

Small businesses create jobs. That is one thing politicians can agree on. Unfortunately,they cannot agree on legislation that would reduce regulations, increase access to credit, and get small businesses hiring again. Instead the Small Business Jobs Act stalled in the Senate and small business owners will have to wait until September for the debate to begin anew.

Entrepreneurs create most of the jobs in America. This has been proven time and again, most …

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Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls, and Redemption

Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls, and Redemption

Sam Daley-Harris is founder of RESULTS, a citizen lobby on ending global poverty, and founder of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. In May 2010 he gave a talk at TEDx NJ Libraries titled: "Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls, and Redemption." Please listen to Sam’s remarks and pass it on to friends if you enjoyed it as much as we did.

 

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Chairwoman Landrieu Thanks AEO Members; Asks for Continued Advocacy

Chairwoman Landrieu Thanks AEO Members; Asks for Continued Advocacy

Senate Small Business Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D-LA) invited AEO to a conference call this week to thank us for our efforts to push the Senate Small Business Jobs Package over the finish line. Senator Landrieu made it clear that our continued engagement is critical to securing support for the jobs package when the Senate returns in September.

As many of you know, the Small Business Jobs Package includes long sought-after changes to the Microloan Program, allows SBA to waive non-federal matching funds requirements for Microloan Intermediaries …

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Call to Action: $300m in Capital Access for CDFI Loan Funds in Jeopardy!

Call to Action: $300m in Capital Access for CDFI Loan Funds in Jeopardy!

We need your help! The Senate will vote soon to determine whether the Small Business Jobs Package moves forward. As many of you know, AEO has been working hard with our champions in the Senate to pass a Small Business Jobs Package that includes long sought-after changes to the Microloan Program, allows SBA to waive non-federal matching funds requirements for Microloan Intermediaries and Women's Business Centers, and creates a Small Business Lending Fund that would allow CDFI loan funds to access equity equivalent capital at a rate of 2% per …

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Funding Update - AEO Policy Priorities

Funding Update - AEO Policy Priorities

The Congressional appropriations process has picked up steam, as the House and Senate both held markups this week to determine funding levels for our programs. Funding levels for each of the chambers is listed below. So far, AEO is very pleased to see that the Senate has heard the voices of the microenterprise field and included funding for all of our programs at levels above the President's Budget Request! We will continue our work with Congress to ensure the maximum possible funding for our programs, and will  update you on …

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AEO on the Hill - District Days

AEO on the Hill - District Days

Building strong relationships with legislators and legislative staff is critical to maintaining and enhancing a political environment that promotes job creation and microenterprise development.

AEO on the Hill - District Days, is an opportunity for Members of Congress to hear directly from their AEO member constituents while they are back in their home states and districts during Congressional recess. Many of you met with your Senators and Representatives during the 2010 National Microenterprise Conference and Training Institute in May. District Days is a chance for you to reconnect …

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AEO National Policy Round-Up

AEO National Policy Round-Up

July 29, 2010

We're heading into the final stretch of Congressional action before the summer recess, as the House prepares to adjourn this week with the Senate to follow next week. Thanks to your input and support, we were able to achieve some major victories for the microenterprise field and make significant progress towards our goals! Remember that you can always visit the AEO Networks  to read the latest news on microenterprise policy and practice.



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