News

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)

November 26, 2018
Industry News - November 27, 2018
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

November 20, 2018
Industry News -

November 13, 2018
Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

November 6, 2018
Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

November 6, 2018
Today in Washington -
When you read this, the election results will likely still be coming in and you will know whether or not the House and Senate have changed control

October 30, 2018
Today in Washington -
A Look Inside the Treasury Department’s Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones

October 30, 2018
Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

October 22, 2018
Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Designed to Incentivize Investment in American Communities
The IRS's proposed regulations clarify that any person that recognizes capital gain for U.S. federal income tax purposes is eligible to defer all or a portion of such gain by investing in an Opportunity Fund.

October 22, 2018
Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

October 22, 2018
Today in Washington -
The IRS has released proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones.

October 17, 2018
AEO Announces Hyacinth Vassell As Vice President of Innovation Engineering
AEO, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of a robust marketplace for underserved microbusinesses, is proud to announce Hyacinth Vassell as Vice President of Innovation Engineering.

October 15, 2018
Today in Washington -
Congress is in recess until November 13, with Members campaigning in their home states for reelection.

October 15, 2018
Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

October 11, 2018
OCC Questions
The specific questions the OCC is seeking comment on

October 9, 2018
Industry News -

October 9, 2018
Today in Washington -
Last week, the Senate Small Business Committee held a hearing on expanding opportunities for small businesses through the tax code

October 8, 2018
Proposed Board of Director Resolution
The following resolution is submitted for consideration by the Governance Committee of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity Membership at their Annual Meeting on November 8, 2018

October 4, 2018
Today in Washington -
Senators discussed the impact of the pass-through provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as how to measure the impact of opportunity zones.

October 3, 2018
Today in Washington -
The IRS released guidance on the New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave, part of the tax reform legislation passed in December 2017.

October 2, 2018
Today in Washington -
The House is in recess until November 13. There are hearings regarding issues impacting small business on 10/3 and 10/5.

October 2, 2018
Industry News -
a curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

October 1, 2018
Today in Washington -
FY2019 begins today, with work completed on five of the 12 regular appropriations bills.

September 28, 2018
Today in Washington -
The House will vote today on the last of its three-bill tax 2.0 package. Today’s vote will be on legislation to make the individual and small business tax cuts enacted in 2017 permanent.

September 26, 2018
Today in Washington -
Last night, the House passed a number of small business bills under suspension of the rules, which does not allow amendments and requires two-thirds majority for passage.

September 25, 2018
Today in Washington -
Today, the House will consider 38 bills under suspension of the rules, which does not allow amendments and requires two-thirds majority for passage.

September 24, 2018
The Voice: Policy - September 25, 2018
House Small Business Bills to be Voted On

September 24, 2018
The Voice: Industry News - September 25, 2018
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

September 24, 2018
Today in Washington -
This week the House will consider 38 bills under suspension of the rules, which bars amendments, limits debate to 40 minutes and requires two-thirds majority for passage.

September 18, 2018
Today in Washington -

September 17, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

September 17, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
House Republicans Seek to Delay Obamacare Employer Mandate

September 17, 2018
Today in Washington -

September 13, 2018
Trivia Thursdays - 9/13/18
See the answers to previous weeks' social media postings.

September 12, 2018
Today in Washington -
Congress returns to Washington today for a short week.

September 11, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
House Releases Updated Plan for Tax Cuts

September 11, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and events related to micro business

September 7, 2018
Today in Washington -
Yesterday the House released a three-page plan for a second round of tax cuts (Tax Cuts 2.0), centered around (1) Promoting Family Savings, (2) Protecting Family Tax Cuts and (3) Growing Brand New Entrepreneurs.

September 5, 2018
Today in Washington -
The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to hold a conference committee meeting today on a “minibus” appropriations package.

September 4, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)

September 4, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and events related to micro business

August 27, 2018
The Voice: Industry News - August 28, 2018
a curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

August 27, 2018
The Voice: Policy - August 28, 2018
The Senate will return this week to pay tribute to Senator John McCain

August 21, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
This week the Senate will resume debate on a spending bill for defense, health, labor and education for FY2019

August 21, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
a curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

August 13, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
a curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

August 7, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
Mid-Year Policy Review: Moving the Needle on AEO Priorities

August 7, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

August 2, 2018
Today in Washington -
Appropriations Watch – The Senate passed a minibus appropriations bill that contains Interior-Environment, Transportation-HUD, Financial Services and Agriculture-FDA FY19 funding measures by a vote of 92-6.

August 1, 2018
ACTION ALERT: August Recess Packet

August 1, 2018
Today in Washington -
The Senate plans to wrap up a four-bill “minibus.”

July 31, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness for the week of 7/31/18.

July 31, 2018
Today in Washington -
The Senate is working to meet a midnight deadline to prevent the expiration of the federal flood insurance program’s authority to issue new policies.

July 27, 2018
Today in Washington -

July 26, 2018
Today in Washington -
The House leaves today for August recess. The Senate will remain in session next week.

July 25, 2018
Today in Washington -
Tax Listening Session Framework Released – Yesterday, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) released a listening section framework for “Tax Cuts 2.0.”

July 24, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -

July 23, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

July 23, 2018
Today in Washington -
Senate to Consider FY19 Minibus that Includes FSGG Bill – The Senate plans to consider an appropriations “minibus” combining the Interior-Environment, Financial Services, Transportation-HUD and Agriculture spending bills for fiscal 2019.

July 17, 2018
Association For Enterprise Opportunity Launches The Tapestry Project To Advance Business Development Of Black-Owned Firms
AEO has opened the application cycle for The Tapestry Project, an initiative dedicated to advancing Black business development.

July 17, 2018
Today in Washington

July 16, 2018
Today in Washington

July 12, 2018
Today in Washington
House & Senate to Reconcile Differences in “Minibus” – The Senate voted yesterday to go to conference on the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs appropriations “minibus” (H.R. 5895)

July 11, 2018
Today in Washington
NDAA Watch – Last night, the Senate voted 91-8 to go to conference on the NDAA. Conferees for the FY19 defense authorization bill will formally meet today for the passing of the gavel.

July 10, 2018
Today in Washington
House Considers SBA Bills Today – The House will vote today to reauthorize the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program (H.R. 1700)

July 9, 2018
The Voice: Industry News - July 10, 2018
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

July 2, 2018
The Voice: Industry News - July 3, 2018
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

June 29, 2018
ACTION ALERT: July Recess Packet
On Friday, June 29, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Fourth of July recess. Your legislators will be back home in their districts and states to meet with constituents like you, and share updates on their efforts in Washington, D.C.

June 27, 2018
Today in Washington
The House is expected to vote today to go to conference on the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.

June 26, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate passed yesterday an appropriations spending package to fund Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs

June 25, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

June 25, 2018
The Voice: Policy -
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill to fund Fiscal Year 2019

June 25, 2018
Today in Washington
The House is scheduled to vote on a bill today that would authorize utility providers to provide credit reporting companies with information on consumer utility payments

June 22, 2018
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill.

June 20, 2018
Today in Washington
The House Budget Committee plans to mark up the FY19 budget resolution today and tomorrow.

June 19, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill today

June 18, 2018
Bank of America Invests $200,000 in Carolina Small Business Development Fund
nk of America commits $200K to Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) to help expand access to capital to underrepresented veteran-owned small businesses in the Carolinas.

June 18, 2018
Introducing...the Tapestry Project
On June 19th, AEO announced the launch of the Tapestry Project, an initiative that seeks to accentuate and accelerate Black business development so that existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs reach their full potential.

June 18, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 19.

June 15, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 19.

June 14, 2018
Today in Washington
Last night, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill on a vote of 28-20.

June 13, 2018
Today in Washington
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up the FY19 Defense

June 7, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, the House begins debate on a three-bill spending package

June 5, 2018
FY2019 Appropriations Process Under Way on Capitol Hill
Hoping to avoid a showdown over federal spending as election season approaches, House and Senate Republican leaders are ramping up spending, farm, and infrastructure bills.

June 5, 2018
The Voice: Industry News -

June 5, 2018
Today in Washington
House to Consider First Set of Funding Bills This Week

June 1, 2018
Action Alert
Urge Your Representative to Support AEO Funding Priorities

May 30, 2018
Advancing Microbusiness Through Advocacy

May 30, 2018
The Voice: Industry Moments -
A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness

May 23, 2018
AEO May Recess Packet
On Friday, May 25, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Memorial Day recess.

May 23, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, the House continues consideration of the FY19 Defense Authorization Act.

May 22, 2018
Today in Washington
House to Vote on Banking Legislation – The House is set to debate and vote on the Senate-passed banking bill

May 21, 2018
Today in Washington
General Services Administration (GSA) to hold BMO Zone 1 Small Business On-Ramp Pre-Proposal Conference – GSA will hold a BMO Zone 1 Small Business On-Ramp Pre-Proposal Conference

May 17, 2018
Today in Washington
Senate Passes Net Neutrality Resolution – Yesterday, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 52, a resolution to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

May 16, 2018
Today in Washington
Senate to Vote on Net Neutrality Resolution – The Senate will hold a vote on a motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 52, a resolution to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules.

May 15, 2018
Today in Washington
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Testifying Before Senate SBC – SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will testify today before the Senate Committee on Small Business on the state of small business in America.

May 9, 2018
Today in Washington
House Passes Seven Small Business Bills – Yesterday, the House voted to pass seven of nine small business bills under suspension of the rules— a procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills.

May 8, 2018
Today in Washington
GOP lawmakers relied on the CRA to overturn 14 Obama-era regulations in the early months of the Trump Administration. Now they’re attempting to use the same authority to remove other rules finalized by the Obama Administration.

May 7, 2018
Today in Washington
Congress is back from a week-long recess. The full House will vote on nine small business bills under suspension of the rules— a procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills.

May 1, 2018
myWay to Credit Launches
AEO launches myWay to Credit, the first ever customer referral marketplace for small business loans.

April 27, 2018
Today in Washington
SBA Releases Revised Size Standards Methodology – The SBA has revised its white paper explaining how it establishes, reviews and modifies small business size standards.

April 26, 2018
Today in Washington
Hearing on Midsize Businesses Today– The House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing this morning at 10 AM on the challenges of large small businesses when approaching the top of their small size standard.

April 18, 2018
Today in Washington
HSBC Chair Steve Chabot Urges for Inclusion of Small Business Bills in FY19 NDAA

April 11, 2018
Today in Washington
Bill Package Introduced to Redesign IRS – Yesterday, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA), introduced a bipartisan package of bills to redesign the IRS.

April 10, 2018
Today in Washington
Trump Administration Releases First Rule on Obamacare – In response to an Executive Order issued by the President last fall, HHS issued a final rule yesterday, which will provide states with more options to select an essential health benefit plan.

March 22, 2018
Today in Washington
Text of Omnibus Bill Released – House Republicans released the text for a $1.3T spending bill late last night. Congress has until tomorrow to pass the legislation and avoid a third government shutdown this year.

March 19, 2018
Today in Washington
FY18 Funding Deadline Nears – Congress is coming down to the wire to find an agreement to fund the government through September 30 and avoid a third partial government shutdown this year.

March 14, 2018
Today in Washington
Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform – Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to limit debate on S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

March 13, 2018
Today in Washington
Debate Continues: Dodd-Frank Regulatory Relief – Today, the Senate continues debate of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

March 12, 2018
Today in Washington
Small Business Committee markups – The House and Senate Small Business Committees will hold markups this week.

March 9, 2018
Today in Washington
Congress Adjourns for the Week – Congress has adjourned, and will return on Monday, March 12. When they return, the Senate will continue consideration of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

March 8, 2018
Today in Washington
Senate Debates Dodd-Frank Relief - This week, the Senate has been debating S. 2155 the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.” 

March 6, 2018
Today in Washington
Appropriations Watch – Congressional appropriators are working to complete negotiations on an FY2018 Omnibus bill to fund the government through September 30, 2018 by the end of this week.

February 26, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, Congress returns from the one-week President’s Day Recess. In a change to the previous schedule, the House will adjourn for the week on Tuesday in preparation for the Rev. Billy Graham to lie in State.

February 20, 2018
Today in Washington
President’s Day Recess – Congress is out of session for the week, and will to Washington on Monday, February 26.

February 15, 2018
Today in Washington
SBA Nominations Hearing – Yesterday, the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee held a hearing on the nominations of David C. Tryon as Chief Counsel of the SBA Office of Advocacy, and Hannibal M. Ware as SBA Inspector General.

February 14, 2018
Today in Washington

February 13, 2018
Today in Washington
White House FY19 Budget Released – Yesterday, President Trump released his FY19 Budget Request. As a reminder, the President proposes, Congress appropriates.

February 12, 2018
Today in Washington
White House FY2019 Budget Request – Today, the White House is expected to send its FY2019 Budget Request to Congress. We will provide a breakdown once it is publicly released.

February 9, 2018
Today in Washington
Budget Watch: After missing the midnight deadline and a brief partial government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year budget agreement in the early hours of the morning.

February 8, 2018
Today in Washington
The Budget – Wait and See: The Senate is set to take up a bipartisan spending agreement this morning that would raises existing budget caps on defense and non-defense spending and suspend the debt ceiling until March 2019.

February 7, 2018
Today in Washington
All Eyes on the Senate – Yesterday, the House passed a continuing appropriations resolution (CR) to fund the government through March 23. Today, the Senate hopes to reach a similar budget deal.

February 5, 2018
Today in Washington
Short Week for Congress – Congress is scheduled to adjourn on Wednesday for the Democratic legislative retreat.

January 31, 2018
January Advocacy Roundup: When It Comes to Tax Reform, It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over
This month, Congress took the first step toward addressing technical fixes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

January 30, 2018
Today in Washington
Several hearing will take place on Capitol Hill today, including House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communication and Technology's “Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions.”

January 29, 2018
Today in Washington
Following Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the House is scheduled to adjourn for the week for the House GOP legislative retreat.

January 25, 2018
Today in Washington
The White House is scheduled to release its FY 2019 Budget Request to Congress on February 12.

January 24, 2018
Today in Washington
The Small Business Credit Availability Act has been introduced by Senator Dean Heller.

January 23, 2018
Today in Washington
Yesterday, Congress passed a CR to fund the federal government through February 8.

January 22, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a procedural motion to fund the government through February 8.

January 19, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, all eyes are on the Senate after the House passed a continuing appropriations resolution to fund the federal government through February 16.

January 18, 2018
Today in Washington
Today’s House vote on a continuing appropriations resolution to fund the federal government through February 16 is expected to be extremely close.

January 17, 2018
Today in Washington
Late last night, the House Appropriations Committee introduced H.J.Res. 125, a CR to fund the government through February 16, 2018.

January 16, 2018
Today in Washington
After the collapse of a bipartisan immigration deal to protect Dreamers, Congressional GOP leadership is proposing a CR through February 16 to provide more time for budget talks.

January 12, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, the SBA submitted its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, which documents current and proposed regulatory activity, as well as completed actions.

January 11, 2018
Today in Washington
The Treasury Department is expected to propose major changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in early 2018.

January 9, 2018
Today in Washington
Today, President Trump is scheduled to host a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders as negotiations continue toward a budget deal, ahead of the January 19 expiration of the current CR.

January 8, 2018
Today in Washington
With the January 19 deadline fast approaching, negotiations on FY 2018 federal funding are expected to intensify this week.

January 4, 2018
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the Senate swore in two new members of the upper chamber.

November 30, 2017
November Advocacy Roundup: A December to Remember…Again
If it is the end of the year, then there is likely another year-end Congressional showdown looming. This year is no different.

November 30, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the Senate began 20 hours of debate on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will continue today, with a vote-o-rama likely this afternoon or early evening.

November 29, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the Senate Budget Committee passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but while the bill has survived this first hurdle, others remain.

November 28, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the Senate Budget Committee is scheduled to vote on the Senate GOP version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

November 27, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate is expected to vote on its version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Thursday, setting up a potential “vote-o-rama.”

November 21, 2017
Today in Washington
Last night, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government released their FY 2018 draft appropriations bill, which funds the SBA at $886.3M.

November 17, 2017
Today in Washington
The House passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” yesterday, while the Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its four-day conceptual mark-up of the bill late last night.

November 16, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the House will vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while the Senate Finance Committee continues debate on its tax reform proposal.

November 15, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a revised Chairman’s Mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” which, among other things, proposes eliminating the ACA individual mandate.

November 14, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the Senate Finance Committee will continue its conceptual mark-up of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 13, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a conceptual mark-up of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 9, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the House Ways & Means Committee is expected to conclude its four-day mark-up of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 8, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the debate on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act centered on the repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.

November 7, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the House Ways & Means Committee will continue the mark-up of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 6, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the House Ways & Means Committee will begin debate of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 3, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, House GOP leaders released their long-awaited tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

November 2, 2017
Today in Washington
This morning, the House Ways & Means Committee is expected to release its tax reform package, following a one-day delay.

November 1, 2017
October Advocacy Roundup: A Strange, New World
AEO is working overtime to ensure that the priorities of our nation’s microentrepreneurs and small businesses are not forgotten as Congress attempts to pass appropriations bills.

November 1, 2017
Today in Washington
After a day of intense negotiations, House Ways & Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that tax reform legislation will be introduced on Thursday.

October 31, 2017
Today in Washington
Yesterday, the SBA Office of Advocacy released a facts sheet on small business job creation.

October 30, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon was released.

October 27, 2017
Today in Washington
The House Small Business Committee asks Ways and Means Committee to consider the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act.

October 26, 2017
Today in Washington
Today, the House is scheduled to vote on the Senate-passed FY 2018 Budget Resolution.

October 25, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate passed S. J. Res. 47, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that expresses Congressional disapproval of the CFPB's arbitration rule.

October 24, 2017
Today in Washington
The House Ways & Means Committee will produce tax reform legislation the week of October 30.

October 23, 2017
Today in Washington
This week, the House will consider and vote on the Senate-passed FY2018 Budget Resolution.

October 20, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate passed its FY2018 Budget Resolution by a vote of 51-49.

October 19, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate will continue debate of its FY18 Budget Resolution, which could lead to a vote-o-rama tonight.

October 18, 2017
SBA Sees Record Year for Community Advantage Lending
Small Business Administration sees record numbers for its Community Advantage loans program in FY 2017

October 18, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate is expected to debate their FY2018 Budget Resolution

October 17, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate Budget Committee released their committee report for their FY2018 Budget Resolution

October 16, 2017
Today in Washington
The Senate is expected to consider S. Con. Res. 25, their FY18 Budget Resolution

October 12, 2017
Today in Washington
Conferencing to begin on NDAA

October 4, 2017
September Advocacy Roundup: Tax Day Arrives!
GOP leaders from both chambers of Congress and the White House have finally released the long-awaited framework for tax reform.

September 29, 2017
Association for Enterprise Opportunity Hosts Successful Forum for Small Business Owners and Government Officials
AEO hosted its second Small Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2017

September 26, 2017
Association for Enterprise Opportunity Announces Board Members and New Board Chair
AEO announced the election of seven board members, and the appointment of both a new board chair and a SMA representative.

September 7, 2017
Today In Washington
The House passed a $7.9 billion emergency funding bill in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

August 16, 2017
AEO's Data-Driven Research Recognized by IBM
AEO was recently recognized by IBM for our use of data-driven research to drive social impact.

August 7, 2017
AEO August Recess Packet

July 20, 2017
AEO and Associated Black Charities Host Successful Small Business Forum
AEO and Associated Black Charities hosted their first roundtable connecting Black and Hispanic small business owners with members of the SBA staff under the new administration.

June 29, 2017
Congressional Recess Advocacy Packet for July
This spring and into the summer, AEO has been especially active on Capitol Hill, advocating for robust funding for the CDFI Fund and SBA's entrepreneurial development and lending programs.

June 15, 2017
Join Us for "Strength in Numbers: Building an Effective Coalition"
Learning to build an effective small business lending advocacy coalition that has impact at state, local, national levels

May 30, 2017
ACTION ALERT to AEO Community re: FY 2018 Federal Budget - May 25, 2017
Microenterprise Small Business Budget Impact Fiscal Year 2018: economic growth will be impacted; AEO members encouraged to reach out to congress.

May 30, 2017
FY 2018 Budget Impact Table
The impact of the FY 2018 budget on small businesses and lending programs

May 5, 2017
Becoming a Veteran-Owned Small Business
Veterans families detail the impact that small business ownership can have both fiscally and to help boost overall morale for the transitioning service member & families.

May 5, 2017
The Rewards are Great - Working with Entrepreneurial Native American Communities
ONABEN supports Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations, and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development.

May 4, 2017
As an Entrepreneur, RISK is required - How much are you willing to risk?
An entrepreneur discusses her experience with risk taking in entrepreneurship, including finances and increasing capacity for her adult facility.

May 3, 2017
When a Small Business Should Hire a Bookkeeper
Small Business bookkeeping: when should you outsource; comparison of online, freelance, or local bookkeeping firm

May 2, 2017
AEO Celebrates National Small Business Week 2017
2017 Small Business Week fact sheet that provides data on the economic impact of small businesses and the need to support them. Plus Small Business Week Activities

May 2, 2017
TAKE A PAGE FROM ONLINE RETAILERS' PLAYBOOK TO CONNECT MAIN STREET WITH THE RIGHT CREDIT PRODUCTS

April 7, 2017
Recess Packet - April 2017
AEO has been educating Members of Congress and advocating for microbusinesses in both the House and Senate; members called to advocate on behalf of small business

March 19, 2017
AEO Releases New Report on Black Business Ownership in the U.S.
Black Business Owners barriers: Wealth Gap, fewer assets, less disposable income, Credit Gap, decreased access to formal credit and high denial rates

March 2, 2017
Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Support AEO Funding Priorities
Action Alert: members and supporters to call Members of Congress and urge them to support Fiscal Year 2018 small business lending.

March 1, 2017
The Budget Process: The Good, The Bad and The Exceedingly Complicated
The Budget Process and how it impacts small business funding of entrepreneurship programs

February 17, 2017
Advocacy Packet 2017
AEO has prepared a toolkit and FY2018 Entrepreneurship Funding Update containing information to advocate for entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them

February 14, 2017
10 Things You Should Know from the Linda McMahon Hearing
10 Takeaways from Linda McMahon hearing for Administrator for Small Business Administration: advocacy/policy improvements

January 23, 2017
2017: New Year, New Push for Micro Biz
The small business community policy priorities in the new White House Administration: introducing new legislation; healthcare and tax reform

January 23, 2017
Congress is Taking Back the Power

December 14, 2016
Reimagining a Technological Solution to Payment Processing
HeroPay is designed to serve as a credit card processing comparison platform that enables providers to bid for new and existing merchants’ business.

October 17, 2016
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Awards AEO $1.9 Million Grant
AEO received a grant from JP Morgan Chase for their Tilt Forward Initiative which helped to fund Project CUE - connection lending institutions to microenterprise

October 17, 2016
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commits $75 Million to Increase Access to Capital

October 4, 2016
Short-Term Spending Bill Hinders Entrepreneurial Programs

September 21, 2016
WATCH: Video from "Inclusion is the New Currency:" Access to Capital for Small Business"
This video features the panel discussion with entrepreneurs Beverly Johnson and Nely Galan and the lenders who support them.

September 20, 2016
Ready, Set, Grow! - Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00 am

September 19, 2016
Are Millennials Missing The Entrepreneurial Spirit?
Millennials are on track to be the least entrepreneurial generation in recent history; decline represents a national crisis requiring attention from policy makers

September 8, 2016
AEO Platform Catches Clinton's Attention

September 1, 2016
Project CUE: Questions and Answers
Director of the CDFI Fund presented brief synopsis of the CDFI Fund's commitment to transformation in webinar showcasing Project CUE to community lending institutions

August 23, 2016
Small Business Forum

July 27, 2016
Project CUE: Building A New Way to Credit
Project CUE is a referral marketplace platform connecting small businesses with lending institutions; developed using design thinking and scenario planning principles.

July 6, 2016
Project Cue: Six Month Milestones and The Road Ahead
Project CUE a lending platform connecting underserved entrepreneurs with CDFI engages bank partners and EconoCon Conference takeaways

June 28, 2016
SBA Releases Final Lending Regulations

June 22, 2016
Journeys in Design Thinking and How CDFIs Could Evolve Over The Next 5 Years

June 21, 2016
AEO Partner Update: WE Decide 2016

June 21, 2016
Congress Split on Entrepreneurship Funding

June 2, 2016
Center for Global Policy Solutions President on President Obama's Proposal to Expand Social Security

June 1, 2016
From the Entrepreneur's Perspective

May 20, 2016
SMALL BUSINESSES IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES OFTEN LACK ACCESS TO CREDIT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

May 19, 2016
AEO HOLDS CONVERSATION ON TECHNOLOGY AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS IMPACTING ACCESS TO CREDIT

May 19, 2016
AEO RELEASES “TRUSTED GUIDANCE” RECOMMENDATIONS to ASSIST BUSINESSES IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES

May 19, 2016
U.S. TREASURER ROSIE RIOS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON OPENING DAY OF AEO's 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENC

May 18, 2016
MICROBUSINESSES OFFER MILLENNIALS PATHWAYS OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT

May 13, 2016
ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS THE CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION

May 13, 2016
Call for Community and Economic Development Practitioners

May 13, 2016
Call for Community and Economic Development Practitioners

May 12, 2016
ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ROBERT (BOB) FRIEDMAN WITH FOUNDING VISION AWARD

May 5, 2016
STATEMENT OF CONNIE EVANS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY

April 21, 2016
Project CUE: How User Journeys Get Us Closer
Project CUE takes into account user journeys understanding business owner experience with CDFI, loan application process, and loan determination

April 12, 2016
PRIME-2016-02 Informational Webinar

April 8, 2016
Big (Advocacy) Wheel Keep on Turning

March 16, 2016
Project CUE: Designing with the Customer in Mind
AEO’s Project CUE used design thinking strategies to engage end-users and stakeholders; informed understanding of short-term and long-term impact.

March 8, 2016
Project CUE: Fast Forward: How CDFIs Imagine Their Industry 5 Years Ahead
CDFIs business lending institutions recognize the need for change within industry to improve access to small business funding

March 7, 2016
Microbusiness and the Budget: What AEO Members Need to Know

February 24, 2016
Project CUE: Design Thinking from Day One
Project CUE small business lending platform built with end user in mind; design thinking strategy used for connecting low income communities with business lenders

February 12, 2016
AEO NAMES WILLIAM (BILL) BYNUM TO CHAIR ITS 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC MAY 18 - 20

February 2, 2016
Project CUE: CONNECTING UNDERSERVED ENTREPRENEURS
Project is CUE-“Connecting Underserved Entrepreneurs,” reflects the goal of expanding credit opportunities for small business owners from low-income communities.

December 22, 2015
CONNIE EVANS SHARES 2015 HIGHLIGHTS, VICTORIES FOR MICROBUSINESS

December 17, 2015
SBA Announces The Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year Award

December 16, 2015
End of Year Appropriations Scramble

December 14, 2015
DONNA GAMBRELL APPOINTED TO AEO's BOARD of DIRECTORS

November 23, 2015
AEO WINS TREASURY INNOVATION CHALLENGE

November 6, 2015
Remarks by Counselor Antonio Weiss at the Information Mgmt Network Conference on Marketplace Lending

November 6, 2015
Time To Sign Up for 2016 Health Insurance

November 5, 2015
AEO Announces 2016 Conference Dates, Location

October 1, 2015
AEO Responds to Treasury's RFI for Online Marketplace Lending

October 1, 2015
OnDeck Powers Community Lenders by Licensing Technology, Improving Small Business Access to Capital

June 9, 2015
AEO PROGRAM IMPROVES CAPITAL ACCESS FOR NATION'S SMALLEST BUSINESSES; $2.7 MILLION SAM'S CLUB GI

February 5, 2015
The President's FY2016 Budget Request: What You Need to Know
President Barack Obama presents a budget request included microlending; increase in funding to Community Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund

December 2, 2014
AEO Calls on Boehner, Reid to Support FY2015 Funding for Small Business Programs
AEO Sends Congressional Leaders, House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs Letters Urging Support For FY2015 Funding for Business Assistance Programs

October 3, 2014
Microbusiness Association Gives Congress Plan to Unblock Capital Flow to Main Street

July 7, 2014
Microbusiness Trade Group Uses Strategic Collaborations to Move Money to Main Street

May 19, 2014
Association for Enterprise Opportunity Names Microbusiness Champions Awardees

May 2, 2014
Arts Council of New Orleans and National Microbusiness Association to Award NOLA Artist $1000

July 9, 2012
Class "A" Sounds

July 8, 2012
Castle Stone Products

July 8, 2012
Wedding Wonderland Cake Shop

June 16, 2011
AEO Applauds Funding for Microbusinesses
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government funded critical assistance to small businesses on June 16, 2011.