Make Small Business Saturday (and Microbusiness) a Big Deal

Each year throngs of holiday shoppers hunt for great Black Friday deals, but the Saturday after Black Friday offers even greater deals —for Main Street USA, where the heart of American business beats.

Small Business Saturday, the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day dedicated to America’s 25.5 million microbusiness owners, and AEO is excited to again support this great effort as a 2012 partner. (See the entire partner list here.)

American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010. Last year, 100 million …

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AEO Launches National Online Lending Platform in St. Louis

Each year scores of entrepreneurs are denied small business financing — in fact, one million microbusiness owners were denied financing to sustain or expand their business in 2010. That is why AEO is proud to announce a new product that will give Main Street microbusiness owners a financial edge to access the capital they need to succeed — TILT Forward™.

TILT ForwardTM is an online service to assist business owners with getting funds and business support to sustain or expand their business. Recently, …

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