AEO’s Quarterly Legislative Update: Navigating the Policy Landscape for Small Businesses



Thursday, April 25, 2024
2:30 PM EST – 3:30 PM EST
Zoom Virtual Event

AEO proudly hosted its inaugural quarterly legislative update webinar, marking a pivotal moment for small businesses nationwide. Designed to provide strategic insights into the intricate web of policy and regulatory frameworks, our quarterly updates offer a competitive edge in today’s dynamic business environment.

Led by AEO’s seasoned legislative team, our latest briefing offered a comprehensive overview of federal government offices and programs directly impacting small businesses. From funding initiatives to regulatory shifts, we dissected the nuances of policy with precision, equipping entrepreneurs with the knowledge needed to thrive.

Central to our discussion was the imperative to maintain funding for core small business and entrepreneurship programs. In an era defined by economic uncertainty, these programs serve as lifelines for businesses of all sizes, ensuring stability and fostering growth in the face of adversity.

Moreover, our webinar highlighted ongoing efforts to prevent tax increases on small businesses—a critical endeavor in preserving the financial health of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. By advocating for policies that support economic vitality and innovation, AEO remains steadfast in its commitment to the success of small businesses nationwide.

In addition to federal initiatives, we also shed light on the evolving landscape of the freelancer, Gig, and contractor economy. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by independent workers, we underscored the importance of tailored policy solutions to safeguard their interests and promote economic inclusivity.

For those seeking a deeper understanding of this burgeoning sector, we invite you to explore our recent report on 1099 workersSelf Employment: How Independent Contractors Fuel the Growth of New and Existing Microbusinesses.

As we chart a course through the complexities of policy and legislation, one thing remains clear: knowledge is power. To stay ahead of the curve and capitalize on emerging opportunities, we urge you to register for our future legislative updates. Together, we can navigate the evolving landscape of small business policy and drive lasting prosperity for entrepreneurs across the nation.



John Stanford

John Stanford

Government Relations, AEO