Juneteenth—Independence for All

Today, AEO (Association for Enterprise Opportunity) is closed to observe Juneteenth, a celebration of independence for all. Despite the emancipation proclamation in 1863, it was June 19, 1865, when General Gordon announced the freedom of slaves in Texas. Just like the...

Industry News – May 7, 2021

The City of San Francisco Launches 30 Day Challenge to Encourage Local Support of Struggling Small Businesses This May, the City of San Francisco is launching a 30 Day initiative to bring awareness to Small Business Month and encourage the support of local businesses....

Industry News – April 29, 2021

100 Detroit Small Businesses Awarded $10,000 Grants from Comcast Detroit was one of five cities, along with Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia, that was selected to award $10,000 grants to 100 local businesses from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, for a total...

Industry News – April 22, 2021

U.S. Readies Small-Business Grants as P.P.P. Nears End Applications for the highly anticipated $16B Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will begin taking applications at the end of this week. On Saturday, the agency posted additional details on its forthcoming Restaurant...

Industry News – April 15, 2021

U.S. Small Business Closures are Ticking Back Toward Covid Pandemic Highs The report, which surveyed over 35,000 small and medium-size businesses across the world, found that 22% of U.S. small businesses were closed in February. Those figures were up from October’s...

Industry News – April 8, 2021

Small Business Owners Worries are Shifting from COVID to Inflation With 62% of small businesses now fully open, there are new sets of concerns for small business owners. Over the past two months, concern about the cost of supplies has climbed. An increasing percentage...