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.