Association for Enterprise Opportunity

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the nation’s leading voice of microenterprise development, serving the needs of U.S. microentrepreneurs who lack access to traditional sources of business education or capital. AEO empowers its nearly 500 member organizations as they start, stabilize, and expand their businesses by providing training, knowledge sharing, communications, and federal and state public policy and advocacy efforts. It is the only national member-based association in the microenterprise development industry and supports business owners in locales ranging from urban to rural.

Beyond practitioners, current members include advocates, public agencies, funders, individuals, and others who share in AEO’s mission. AEO envisions a business environment where every entrepreneur in the United States has access to resources and services for creating wealth, assets, and healthy communities.


Business Members

Stand With Us

Join us in working towards a sustainable economy that meets the challenges of the 21st century, based on strategic investments in work force and infrastructure; standards and safeguards that promote innovation and protect the public; and sustainable economic growth that fosters a growing, secure middle class.

Organizational Members

Our Partners

American Sustainable Business Council is a national partnership of 78+ business associations representing over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and others. These partners support sustainable development, socially responsible business practices, and strong local Main Street economies.