Small Business Jobs Act is a Big Win

Small Business Jobs Act is a Big Win

By Connie Evans, CEO

 


For two years, Americans have been faced with a struggling economy, and families, businesses, and communities have felt the impact in more ways than one.  However, it would be an understatement to say rising unemployment and joblessness have hit Americans hard. 

As AEO’s CEO, I’ve heard the same thing from our members: times are hard, resources are scarce, and more people in our communities are out of work. Simply put, we need solutions to bring job creation through microenterprise …

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Building Blocks for Small Businesses

Building Blocks for Small Businesses

 

By Connie Evans, CEO

This week Congress returned to session and back to one of the most important priorities for the American economy: creating jobs.  I’m pleased that the Senate has moved forward with the Small Business Jobs Act that has been delayed for far too long, and I believe this to be great news for our microenterprise network across the country.

Promise to create broader opportunities for small businesses also emerged on another front with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This past June, …

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AEO Policy Update: Senate Passes Small Business Jobs Package!

AEO Policy Update: Senate Passes Small Business Jobs Package!

AEO is excited to update its members that the Senate has passed its long-stalled Small Business Jobs Package! As many of you know, AEO worked hand-in-hand with the Senate Small Business Committee to garner the votes needed for passage of this important bill. The Small Business Jobs Package was passed by a  vote of 61-39, and contains many important provisions for microenterprise including long sought-after changes to the Microloan Program. The bill's highlights include:

  • Increases the amount of a SBA Microloan from $35,000 to $50,000
     


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Senate Proves Small Business is Nonpartisan Issue

Senate Proves Small Business is Nonpartisan Issue

 

Small Business Jobs Act Moves Forward

Earlier this week, the long delayed Small Business Jobs Act took a huge step in the right direction when the Senate voted 61-37 to move the bill forward. The bill, which includes $12 billion in tax cuts and a $30 billion small business loan fund, will be put forth for final votes in the Senate and will need to be reconciled with the House bill before President Obama can sign it into law.

Simply put: this is great news …

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Main Street – Caught in the Cross Fire of Politics

Main Street – Caught in the Cross Fire of Politics

The Small Business Jobs Act comes up for debate again in the Senate when Congress returns to Washington this month. The bill includes legislation that will cut taxes and get credit flowing again. That means that small business owners will have the means to grow their businesses and start hiring workers. However, the bill is in danger of dying on the Senate floor tangled up in the politics of an election year.

The centerpiece of the bill is the Small Business Lending Fund, a measure meant  to encourage …

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