CAPITAL ONE FOUNDATION & THE ASPEN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE 2015 FELLOWS OF ELM2

CAPITAL ONE FOUNDATION & THE ASPEN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE 2015 FELLOWS OF ELM2



Meet the 2015 ELM² Fellows
 

FIELD and the Capital One Foundation today announced the 2015 fellows of the ELM², Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared Program. ELM² aims to exponentially increase the talent within the microenterprise development industry. Twelve emerging leaders who demonstrate potential for executive leadership and creating real change in the microbusiness field have been selected to participate. ELM² is made possible through a $190,000 contribution from the Capital One Foundation.

Patient Assistance Programs: Helping People Access their Prescription Medicines

Many people need help getting access to the medicines prescribed by their doctors. The need is especially acute for those who are in the small business community – where one in four small business owners are uninsured. The smallest of businesses, those with fewer than 10 employees, were the least likely to have company-wide health insurance options. And more than half of small businesses had annual deductibles of more than $1,000.[1]  Given these challenges, small business …

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Big Small Business Dreams? Enter the American Small Business Championship

Big Small Business Dreams? Enter the American Small Business Championship


Stephen and Jennifer Robichaux turned a sweet tooth into sweet success as co-owners of http://www.sweetrobichaux.com/">Sweet Robichaux, a custom cookie bakery based in Gonzalez, Louisiana. Fueled by a love of cookies and baked goods, and experience working in bakeries and coffee shops, the couple was inspired to pursue their American Dream – to build a business from the ground up.

In late 2012, Sweet Robichaux was one of 102 U.S. small businesses to be awarded resources and accelerated training …

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Accion Texas, Inc. Is Now LiftFund

Accion Texas, Inc. Is Now LiftFund

LIFTFUND IS ACCION TEXAS’ NEW CORPORATE NAME

 

SAN ANTONIO– Janie Barrera, who helped found and has served as President & CEO of Accion Texas Inc. for more than 20 years, revealed that the nation’s largest nonprofit small business microlender will now operate under a new name – LiftFund. The new logo uses a vibrant blue and green to spell out “lift”, while “fund” is slightly elevated in classic gray.  

“Our goal is to …

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Coming Soon! 2015 Microbusiness Learning Conference

Coming Soon! 2015 Microbusiness Learning Conference

 

Dear AEO Members and Partners.

We understand the constant challenge of onboarding new staff, adapting to new technologies, launching new programs, and capacity constraints. When we asked you how we can better design the National Conference to meet your needs, you asked for innovative ways to build your staff’s capacity, to learn new models to do your job more efficiently, and to tap into promising industry practices.

We heard you.

This year’s annual …

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2014: It Was A Productive Year

2014: It Was A Productive Year

By Ann Sullivan and Martin Feeney

With the holidays upon us, and 2014 drawing to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our policy victories over the last twelve months.  From the release of the Micro Capital Task Force’s recommendations at the 2014 National Conference in New Orleans to the introduction of legislation to improve the Microloan Program to a Congressional Briefing hosted in the Senate Small Business Committee’s hearing room, AEO had a number of resounding successes in 2014.  The key to …

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