Association for Enterprise Opportunity
AEO is the voice of microbusiness in the United States. We are the premier member organization that represents the interests of small, typically underserved, entrepreneurs in the United States. AEO's mission is to foster greater understanding among decision-makers of the importance of strong and effective small enterprises to the U.S. economy, and to increase capacity of the field to support underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing and expanding businesses. AEO represents the public policy interests of its nearly 400 members and, through its growing network of partners, facilitates interactions among small entrepreneurs and the organizations that seek to help them succeed.
No other organization reaches as broad and diverse an audience in every corner of the country. For nearly two decades, AEO and its member organizations have provided training and financing to enable more than two million entrepreneurs to contribute to economic growth as they support themselves, their families and their communities.