Happy Holidays from AEO

Happy Holidays from AEO

Dear Members and Friends:

We have enjoyed many accomplishments in 2010, and I want to thank you for your work and contributions to microenterprise. It was a very good year and we have many successes of which to be proud, including a remarkable conference with the SBA!

During 2010, we added more than 100 impressive new members this year, attracted new national partners, expanded member services and launched an SMA small grants program to help you enhance your leadership and expand your impact.  Additionally, due to the efforts …

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SBA INITIATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS PROVIDE AN ADVANTAGE FOR MICROENTERPRISE

SBA INITIATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS PROVIDE AN ADVANTAGE FOR MICROENTERPRISE

 

SBA INITIATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS PROVIDE AN ADVANTAGE FOR MICROENTERPRISE

BY CONNIE EVANS

This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the great news that it will launch two new initiatives aimed at increasing SBA-backed loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities and to those businesses faced with greater challenges accessing capital.

We at AEO are excited to be part of this announcement, and we believe it holds great news for the future of microenterprise.  The Advantage Initiatives, as they are appropriately called …

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AEO and SMAs Strengthen Microenterprise Together

AEO and SMAs Strengthen Microenterprise Together

AEO and SMAs Strengthen Microenterprise Together

By Connie Evans, CEO & President

If what we are hearing from our politicians today is any indicator, the current high levels of poverty and inequality will be with us for some time. As conversations about deficit reduction go forward, we must continue to advocate for policies that provide investments in programs that support job creation and a just economy. Those of us in the microenterprise industry know that microenterprise is a powerful job creation strategy, and our recent analysis shows …

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