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    AEO Cares - Support the Victims of Recent Hurricanes

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  • AEO Presents a Groundbreaking Report on Black owned Business

    AEO Presents a Groundbreaking Report on Black owned Business

    "The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America: Untapped Opportunities for Success"

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  • AEO President and CEO Connie Evans Appears on ‘News One Now’

    AEO President and CEO Connie Evans Appears on ‘News One Now’

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  • AEO is Committed to Creating Opportunity for MicroBusinesses

    AEO is Committed to Creating Opportunity for MicroBusinesses

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Creating Economic Opportunity for Underserved Entrepreneurs

Initiatives

Tilt Forward

Tilt Forward

Small business owners access more products and services with TILT Forward, saving you time, money, and headaches to focus on what you do best: running your business.

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Project CUE

Project CUE

We’re Connecting Underserved Entrepreneurs to custom-matched community lenders and service providers in a compliant, scalable marketplace solution. 

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DreamFund

DreamFund

DreamFund creates scale benefits to support lending to small businesses in low-wealth communities. These benefits accrue to small businesses, CDFIs and investors alike.

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Research

A Larger View of the Small Business Market

A Larger View of the Small Business Market

Tapping the power of Big Data analytics to examine—for the first time—the size and structure of a critical but underserved market: small businesses in low-income communities.

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Reimagining Technical Assistance

Reimagining Technical Assistance

Microbusinesses grow and hire when they get the right mix of capital and support. AEO makes the case for a new model of support for Main Street businesses, especially those in low-wealth communities. 

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The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America: Untapped Opportunities for Success

The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America: Untapped Opportunities for Success

This report sets out to assess the economic potential of Black-owned businesses, identify challenges and opportunities, and launch a national discussion on how to best support Black entrepreneurship...

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Advocacy

2017: New Year, New Push for Micro Biz

2017: New Year, New Push for Micro Biz

With the Trump administration and newly elected Congress hard at work, it is time for the small business community to kick into high gear. For the first time in a decade, Republicans are in control of the House, Senate, and White House. This dramatic shift changes the ability for Congress to “get things done” and introducing legislation at a breakneck pace. The question is, which bills will benefit small businesses?

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The Budget Process: The Good, The Bad and The Exceedingly Complicated

The Budget Process: The Good, The Bad and The Exceedingly Complicated

On May 4, 2017, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2017. Funded programs include Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers, and Community Development Financial Institutions. The process for the FY 18 budget begins now.

View the May 5, 2017 webinar on the FY 2017 budget process and the passing of the FY 2017 federal omnibus budget.

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Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Support AEO Funding Priorities

Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Support AEO Funding Priorities

Entrepreneurship funding requires support from Republicans and Democrats alike. AEO is asking all its members and supporters to call their Member of Congress and urge them to support Fiscal Year 2018 small business lending. In particular, there are three cornerstone programs that provide critical support to entrepreneurs, especially in economically distressed areas. 

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NEWS & EVENTS

  1. AEO’s Data-Driven Research Recognized by IBM

      Dear AEO Community:    I am pleased to announce that AEO was recently recognized… Read More>

  2. AEO August Recess Packet

    Action Alert:  Urge Your Senator to Support AEO’s FY2018 Appropriations Request   Dear AEO Members,… Read More>

  3. AEO and Associated Black Charities Host Successful Small Business Forum

    Washington, D.C. — The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) and Associated Black Charities together hosted… Read More>

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