Microbusiness and the Budget: What AEO Members Need to Know

Microbusiness and the Budget: What AEO Members Need to Know

Microbusiness and the Budget: What AEO Members Need to Know

In February, the President released his FY 2017 Budget Proposal, the final budget proposal of his administration. The President’s annual budget is often referred to as an economic blueprint as it outlines the Administration’s spending priorities. Importantly, last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act, already set the top-line spending levels for FY2016 and FY2017. The President’s budget follows the top-line discretionary spending limit, and distributes $4.1 trillion in total across the Administration’s priorities. The Budget proposal has …

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Project CUE: Design Thinking from Day One

Project CUE: Design Thinking from Day One

Design thinking is the search for a magical balance between business and art, structure and chaos, intuition and logic, concept and execution, playfulness and formality, and control and empowerment– Idris Moutee

 

In our first blog post about Project CUE -- an undertaking by AEO and the Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund to test a technology-based solution that screens small business applicants referred by lending partners and matches them to solutions available through CDFIs -- we used the term “design thinking.” Design thinking is the …

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Project CUE: CONNECTING UNDERSERVED ENTREPRENEURS

Project CUE: CONNECTING UNDERSERVED ENTREPRENEURS

Project CUE: Connecting Underserved Entrepreneurs
AEO defines its mission for CDFI Fund Innovation Challenge Project 1.0

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 
- Francis of Assisi

For many entrepreneurs, achieving the impossible is an inspiration and a challenge. Did you know that every business day, 8,000 credit applications from small businesses are declined? This means in less than the time it takes you to read this blog post, roughly 5 small businesses will be turned …

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