Industry News, September 4, 2019

The State of Black Businesses in U.S. Cities with Large Black Populations Some have a strong economy and progressive political leadership that can bolster Black entrepreneurship. Others struggle to create a diverse network and comprehensive plan to keep Black...

Industry News, August 28, 2019

Three SBA Loan Programs Help Bridge Small Business Finance Racial Gap Despite the prevalent wealth and credit gap between African-Americans and their white counterparts, the news isn’t all bleak. The SBA has several offerings that can help expand access to capital for...

Industry News, August 20, 2019

Small Business Lending Study Shows Racial Disparity Small business lending typically relies more heavily on the owner’s credit score or personal assets. Given that the median wealth of white households is 41 times greater than black families, the financing gap...

AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours!

AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours! Since its inception in 1991, AEO has been at the forefront of the charge to champion microbusinesses in the halls of government. From advocacy through congressional testimony to lobbying legislators to...

AEO’s 25+ years of Advocacy Achievements

Since 1991, AEO has endeavored to create economic opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. This list highlights AEO’s advocacy accomplishments. 1991 – Association for Enterprise Opportunity is founded by a national group of micro enterprise development...