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December 3, 2018


The Census Business Coalition to Host Informational Webinar on the 2020 Census

With the 2020 Census rapidly approaching, learn why a successful Census is critical for our democracy, our economy, communities, and businesses.

Source: Census Business Coalition


Patriot Bank Expanding Small Business Lending

Having become an approved Small Business Administration lender at the end of 2017, Patriot Bank is increasing its small business operations by opening SBA Business Development offices in the southeast U.S.

Source: Westfair Business Publications


Unlocking Endowments: Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing

Ten years after the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing,” it has become a $250 billion market. Today, foundations are looking to use their endowments to achieve social goals.

Source: Wharton School of Business


Women-Owned Small Businesses Facing Growth Challenges Despite Overall Small Business Optimism Heading into the Fourth Quarter

When asked if the current business financing environment is affecting their business' health, 57% of women-owned small businesses affirmed it’s hindering their growth.

Source: Dun & Bradstreet


A Shakeout is Coming in Small Business Lending

Technology companies like Square, PayPal, and Amazon are piling into small-business lending at a furious pace, making inroads in a market long dominated by banking giants like JPMorgan Chas and Bank of America.

Source: American Banker


Bloomberg: Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Lending

For a market economy to function, people must be free to make contracts. But there ought to be limits, and contracts that deprive small businesses of any semblance of due process lie outside them.

Source: Omaha World Herald


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December 13, 2018
Today in Washington -
White House Releases Executive Order on Opportunity Zones – The Trump Administration has released an Executive Order (EO) establishing a White House Opportunity Revitalization Council.

December 12, 2018
Today in Washington -
Farm Bill Passed in Senate, Headed to House – The House is scheduled to vote today on a five-year farm bill. The bill would renew farm subsidies, federal crop insurance, and food aid for low-income families.

December 11, 2018
Today in Washington -
Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady to Introduce Lame Duck Tax Law Changes Package

December 11, 2018
Industry News -
a curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

December 10, 2018
Today in Washington -
FY19 Funding Deadline Punted to Next Week – Last week, Congress passed a two-week continuing resolution (CR), pushing the FY19 funding deadline to December 21.

December 4, 2018
Today in Washington - (Supplememental)
The Senate is in session today. The House will return tomorrow. President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda through Wednesday.

December 3, 2018
Today in Washington - December 4, 2018
This week, Congress will focus on funding some government operations past the December 7 deadline as lawmakers work to tie up loose ends

December 3, 2018
Industry News - December 4, 2018
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

November 26, 2018
Today in Washington - November 27, 2018
AEO recently submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in response to a request for comment on modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)