AEO President and CEO Appears on ‘News One Now’ to Discuss Black Owned Business Report

AEO President and CEO Connie Evans appeared on TVOne's "News One Now with Roland Martin on February 28, 2017 to discuss the findings outlined in the organization's newly released report entitled, "The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America: Untapped Opportunities for Success."

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commits $75 Million to Increase Access to Capital

New York, NY – October 17, 2016 -  JPMorgan Chase is more than doubling the size of its global Small Business Forward program, it announced today, by committing $75 million over the next three years to support women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses. This includesa $1.9 million grant to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to support its programs to connect small business owners with alternative funding sources when they are unable to qualify for traditional loans.

Small businesses are growing fastest among people of color, …

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SMALL BUSINESSES IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES OFTEN LACK ACCESS TO CREDIT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2016
 
Contact:
Michael K. Frisby  
202-625-4328
 
WASHINGTON, DC – The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) today released a report affirming the financial stake that Main Street and neighborhood businesses have in low-income communities: an estimated 11.2 million, or 43 percent, of small businesses are in low-wealth communities, creating $1.87 trillion in annual revenue. 
 
While it’s become increasingly evident …

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U.S. TREASURER ROSIE RIOS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON OPENING DAY OF AEO’s 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENC

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference offers three days of opinions, innovations and analysis that will help sustain and grow small businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

WASHINGTON - The Association for Enterprise Opportunity’s EconoCon25 conference will engage public and private sector leaders in discussions on how the changing economic landscape provides challenges and opportunities for the nation’s smallest businesses. More than 500 industry executives and decision-makers, microfinance practitioners, small business advocates, and fintech influentials are expected at the conference held May 18 to 20 …

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AEO HOLDS CONVERSATION ON TECHNOLOGY AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS IMPACTING ACCESS TO CREDIT

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 IN WASHINGTON, DC
 

ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY HOLDS CONVERSATION ON TECHNOLOGY AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS IMPACTING ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND MAIN STREET BUSINESS OWNERS

Critical Discussion on Financial Inclusion Kicks-off “EconoCon 25” –- AEO’s 25th National Conference and Anniversary Celebration
 

WHO:

  • James Hobson, COO, OnDeck
  • Darrell Esch, VP, General Manager, SMB Lending, PayPal
  • Aaron Klein, Policy Director, Initiative on Business and Public Policy, Brookings Institute (Moderator)

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AEO RELEASES “TRUSTED GUIDANCE” RECOMMENDATIONS to ASSIST BUSINESSES IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES

ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY RELEASES “TRUSTED GUIDANCE” RECOMMENDATIONS TO ASSIST BUSINESSES IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2016

Contact:
Michael K. Frisby
Mike@Frisbyassociates.com
202-625-4328
 

WASHINGTON, DC – With microbusinesses making up almost 90 percent of the nation’s businesses and even more of the businesses in low-wealth communities, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) issued a report of the “Trusted Guidance” that is available to help these Main Street and neighborhood businesses realize their potential as “engines for …

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MICROBUSINESSES OFFER MILLENNIALS PATHWAYS OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT

 

If One of Every Two Main Street Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Hired, Trained or Mentored One Millennial,  

the trajectories for millions of disconnected youth would be changed forever.


Report to be Released at AEO National Conference

 

at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

 


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ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS THE CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION

ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS THE CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION WITH THE IMPACT AND INVESTMENT AWARD 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016

Contact:
Michael K. Frisby  
Mike@Frisbyassociates.com

202-625-4328

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-five years ago, as its founders established the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to help entrepreneurs achieve their dream of business ownership, they received strong support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to promoting a just, equitable and sustainable society.

AEO is proud …

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ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ROBERT (BOB) FRIEDMAN WITH FOUNDING VISION AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 2016

Contact:
Michael K. Frisby
Mike@Frisbyassociates.com

202-625- 4328

WASHINGTON – On the 25thanniversary of its establishment, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is proud to present its Founder, Robert (Bob) E. Friedman, a pioneer, innovator and philanthropist, the Founding Vision Award for his lifelong service to America, helping the country’s most economically vulnerable lift themselves from low-income instability to financial security, opportunity and wealth.


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AEO PARTNERS WITH INNOVATIVE LENDING PLATFORM ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE MODEL DISCLOSURE STANDARDS FOR ONLINE SMALL BUSINESS LENDERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) applauds launch of the Innovative Lending Platform Association, an initiative of the three largest online business lenders that promises to advance disclosure standards for small business lending and helping small business owners to assess and compare credit options.

AEO is excited to partner with the Association on standardized pricing comparison tools …

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AEO NAMES WILLIAM (BILL) BYNUM TO CHAIR ITS 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC MAY 18 – 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2016
Contact:
Michael K. Frisby 
Mike@Frisbyassociates.com
202-625-4328

WASHINGTON, DC– The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) today named William (Bill) Bynum, an acclaimed pioneer in development and rural finance programs, the Conference Chair for its 25th annual conference here May 18-20. AEO’s EconoCon25: Powered by Inclusion will engage public and private sector leaders in discussions on …

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