An SBA Success Story

This post originally appeared on SBA.gov and was written by Yolanda Olivarez. Yolanda highlights the inspiring story of Lucia Valdez, a Latina entrepreneur who received a business loan from AEO member and partner ACCION Texas.


 

Hispanic women are strong, savvy, creative and resilient.  Many Hispanic women are nurturing families, building successful businesses and creating jobs in our communities.  The latest stats on women and Hispanic entrepreneurs show that now more than ever is an exciting time to be a Latina …

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AEO Remembers Jody Raskind, Advocate and Friend

AEO Remembers Jody Raskind, Advocate and Friend

Advocate. Friend.

 

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Jody Raskind’s passing. She passed over the weekend.

Jody had recently retired as Chief, Microenterprise Development Branch, U.S. SBA; she was the energy behind the SBA Microloan Program, and creator of the agency’s P.R.I.M.E. program.

AEO had the privilege of celebrating Jody’s career at a retirement reception last July. I am thankful we shared that special time with her and …

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