AEO is the national membership organization and voice of microbusiness development in the United States. For over two decades, AEO and its hundreds of member organizations have helped more than two million entrepreneurs support themselves and their families and contribute to their communities through business ownership. AEO strive to foster greater understanding of the importance of strong and effective microbusiness initiatives to the U.S. economy, and to increase capacity of the field to support underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing and establishing businesses.