AEO Invited to Share Research Ideas with SBA Advocacy

 

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) was recently invited to share research ideas with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy.  The proposals AEO shared included topics and themes that would build upon research AEO has already conducted, including the recently released Bigger Than You Think: The Economic Impact of Microbusiness in the United States report. 

Specifically, AEO encouraged the Office of Advocacy to take a closer look at changing models for self-employment, the economic impact of immigrant microbusinesses on the economy, whether certain regions or states are more conducive to business success, and to further explore the specific needs of different types of microbusinesses. 

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