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  • Industry News, August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019
    Small Business Lending Study Shows Racial Disparity Small business lending typically relies more heavily on the owner’s credit score or personal assets. Given that the median wealth of white households is 41 times greater than black families, the financing gap is quite pronounced. Source: Banking Dive     Filling Critical Gaps, a Foundation Looks to […]
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  • AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours! August 20, 2019
    AEO is the Voice of Microbusiness—and Your Voice Amplifies Ours! Since its inception in 1991, AEO has been at the forefront of the charge to champion microbusinesses in the halls of government. From advocacy through congressional testimony to lobbying legislators to ensure the availability of capital and technical assistance to microbusinesses nationwide, we are dedicated […]
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  • AEO’s 25+ years of Advocacy Achievements August 20, 2019
    Since 1991, AEO has endeavored to create economic opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. This list highlights AEO’s advocacy accomplishments. 1991 – Association for Enterprise Opportunity is founded by a national group of micro enterprise development organizations 1991 – Drafted and worked to pass the original, five-year pilot Microloan program as part of the FY1992 Commerce, Justice, […]
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