The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America: Untapped Opportunities for Success
This groundbreaking report explores the diversity among Black business owners in the U.S. and illuminates several key findings about the important role that Black-owned businesses have played in the U.S. economy, and the expanded role they could play given the right support.
Reimagining Technical Assistance: Shifting the Support Landscape for Main Street
In order to gain insight into what microbusinesses in low-wealth communities need to grow and hire, AEO assessed the needs of business owners, compared them to the current landscape of available support and proposed a new approach to fill the gap.
Microbusinesses in Georgia: Characteristics and Economic Impact
This report analyzes microbusinesses in Georgia in terms of their number and proportion, their sales and receipts, and their annual payroll by business sector, based on the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) 2007, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
One in Three: The Power of One Business
With access to the right mix of capital and resources, microbusinesses could be the engine of job creation and economic recovery. AEO spent a year engaging with underserved entrepreneurs around the country to better understand who they are, what motivates them to start and grow businesses and what they need to succeed.
April 16, 2019
Industry News -
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.
April 10, 2019
Industry News -
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.
April 2, 2019
Policy News -
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.