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Our Communications team works with media and digital partners to bring awareness of issues that impact microbusinesses and underserved entrepreneurs into the national conversation.

If you are a reporter on deadline please contact Marissa Hermo at press@aeoworks.org.

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Policy News, May 21, 2019

Policy News, May 21, 2019

On Friday, House lawmakers passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5) which would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ individuals in employment and other areas, President Trump announced a deal reached with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs, to...

“Why I Went to the Senate”

“Why I Went to the Senate”

This week is National Small Business Week, a time when we recognize the small (and micro) businesses that make up the fabric of our country. While it’s certainly important to specifically celebrate them, every single day should be a celebration of small businesses...

Policy News, May 14, 2019

Policy News, May 14, 2019

Yesterday, the Federal Registrar published the Small Business Administration’s proposed rule to amend its regulations “to implement a statutory requirement to certify Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business...

Policy News, May 7, 2019

Policy News, May 7, 2019

It is National Small Business Week, a week that honors America’s entrepreneurs nationwide. In President Trump’s proclamation he called on Americans “to recognize the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners as they grow our Nation's...

Policy News- May 3, 2019

Policy News- May 3, 2019

Today, Sen. Cardin will convene a roundtable with stakeholders in the reentry, entrepreneurial development, and small business communities to build support for the NEW START Act— legislation to empower previously incarcerated citizens to start businesses. In labor...

Policy News- April 30, 2019

Policy News- April 30, 2019

On April 30th, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations will meet for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The House Committee on Financial...

Policy News- April 16, 2019

Policy News- April 16, 2019

The House and Senate will be in recess and will be conducting district work weeks for the next two weeks. Congress will be back in session on April 22nd. Below are highlights of last week’s Congressional agenda. On Thursday, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced...

Policy News- April 10, 2019

Policy News- April 10, 2019

The Small Business Administration has announced the National Small Business Week awardees for 2019. A few of the 17 categories broadcasted include: construction, contracting, outreach, exporting, research and development, lending, disaster recovery, manufacturing, and...

Policy News- April 2, 2019

Policy News- April 2, 2019

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon has announced her resignation effective April 12th. In a statement issued on Friday, McMahon said she will be returning to the private sector. Tomorrow, the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will hold a hearing on...

Policy News

Policy News

Last week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Healthy Families Act. Learn more about the bill today!

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Industry News, May 21, 2019

Data Privacy, AI, Regulation: Small Business Lending is Changing Fast The largest banks in the country can afford to invest billions in new technology every year, so how can a community bank possibly keep up in this digital age? Source: American Banker   Black...

Small Business Month: dFuzion

 AEO is kicking off the third week of Small Business Month with dFuzion, a firm specializing in IT management, hardware engineering, and software engineering. In the video, you’ll hear the story behind dFuzion and AEO, and learn why a smart IT strategy is essential...

Industry News, May 14, 2019

KeyBank Invests $197 Million Locally Under Community Benefits Plan In Western New York, KeyBank has made about $197 million worth of investments as it closes the second year of its five-year, $16.5 billion national community benefits plan. Source: The Buffalo News  ...

Industry News- May 7, 2019

The Ultimate National Small Business Week 2019 Events Calendar  With so many events, promotions, and deals to be had, the Big List of National Small Business Week is designed to help you find what is taking place across the country. Source: Small Business Trends Low...

Industry News- April 30, 2019

Congress Should Make the Small Business Tax Deduction Permanent The "Main Street Tax Certainty Act" has just been introduced in Congress. If passed, this bipartisan bill will ensure that small businesses permanently benefit from tax reform just like larger...

Industry News- April 23, 2019

Here is the FDIC Small Business Lending Report All Fintech Lenders Are Reading The report predicts that if large banks and fintechs increase their decision speed, small banks may suffer adversely from the competition. Will the thousands of small banks team up with...

Industry News- April 16, 2019

USDA Announces Higher Limits Available for Farm Loans Under the new Farm Bill, farmers can receive up to $100,000 through multiple microloan programs that provide flexible access to credit for small, beginning, niche, and non-traditional farms. Source: ABC KHGI-TV...

Industry News- April 10, 2019

CDFI Fund Releases Annual Report on Activities According to the report, CDFI program awardees reported more than $11 billion in lending and investment activity, which financed nearly 16,000 businesses in 2018. Source: Novogradac Trump to Nominate Jovita Carranza as...

Industry News- April 2, 2019

Award-Winning Filmmaker Tells the Stories of Black Businesses Through a Historic Lens Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary, Boss: The Black Experience in Business, chronicles the untold story of African American entrepreneurship. The film highlights...

Industry News

Bank of America Corp. doubles its 5-year commitment to Tory Burch’s foundation and its support of women-owned businesses with an addition $50 million.