Show Us—and Main Street—You Believe, Too

Show Us—and Main Street—You Believe, Too


Dear Friends and Partners,

You may have heard about the Tilt Forward Initiative, but did you hear that it is going to change Main Street?! It will take us time to get to every Main Street in the nation, but I believe we can, and will do it.

It is not only my belief, but our many partners who have worked with us to develop and pilot the Tilt Forward Initiative for over a year in places such as St. Louis, Mo., Georgia and New …

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Congressional Leaders Set FY2015 Appropriations; Terms Will Prevent Government Shutdown

Congressional Leaders Set FY2015 Appropriations; Terms Will Prevent Government Shutdown

Dear AEO Members and Partners,

 

Congressional leaders have agreed to terms on FY2015 appropriations that will avert a government shutdown and fund the government through September 30, 2015, the end of the fiscal year.  I am happy to share good news with our members and partners when it comes to funding for the many business lending and assistance services that our members provide to microbusinesses across the country. 

 

You will see that the funding numbers listed below represent increases — substantial in …

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Atlantic Small Biz Forum | Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers Discuss What’s Working and Share Advice

Atlantic Small Biz Forum | Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers Discuss What’s Working and Share Advice

The Atlantic’s 2014 Small Business Forum

From within the ultra modern, concrete-exposed confines of Washington’s 1776, a startup incubator, The Atlantic Magazine hosted its annual Small Business Forum.  Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) kicked off the morning’s session with a bang. The recently passed defense authorization bill included sole source authority for the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program.  This is a major victory for all …

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AEO Calls on Boehner, Reid to Support FY2015 Funding for Small Business Programs

AEO Calls on Boehner, Reid to Support FY2015 Funding for Small Business Programs

AEO Sends Congressional Leaders, House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs Letters Urging Support For FY2015 Funding for Business Assistance Programs (December 1, 2014)  Please click the following links to view copies of letters sent to  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House John A. Boehner (R-OH).