The State of Entrepreneurship: There is Hope

On Feb. 5 I had the pleasure of attending Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship Address at the National Press Club. This was Kauffman’s fourth annual event and coincided with the release of its report by the same name. A who’s who of heavy hitters from the public and private sectors dotted the room, and there was a great line-up of speakers who shared their expertise on entrepreneurship.

So, what is the state of entrepreneurship in America? The good news is that America’s entrepreneurial activity has picked up and …

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AEO’s Reaction to the President’s State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – In his State of the Union Address, President Obama articulated a key theme that likely resonated with Main Street entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them: a commitment to invest in our nation’s job creators —the smallest of America’s small businesses.

For more than twenty years, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) has advocated for policy solutions that assist underserved entrepreneurs and microbusinesses access the tools they need to grow their businesses and contribute to their communities, add jobs, and impact the nation’s economic and …

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Overcoming Stereotypes – The Story of a Successful Minority Woman-Owned Microbusiness

Overcoming Stereotypes – The Story of a Successful Minority Woman-Owned Microbusiness

As I finish the third week of my internship at AEO, my eyes are open wide to any- and everything that is put in front of me. What I see and learn most about AEO’s work to help the underserved is how much it actually affects individuals, businesses, and communities.

Women and minorities are two of the most underserved communities in this country. Minority women have two struggles to overcome, being a minority and being a woman in a field that is mostly dominated by men; but let …

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