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Connie Evans
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President and CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity

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Microbusiness: Creating a Life That's More Than 'a Living'

(7) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 9:26 PM

I recently read about an unemployed, single mother who completed a two-week training course to become a certified nursing aide, an occupation listed as the "fastest-growing job in America." The woman was hopeful that the certification will allow her to now make a living.

Ideally, the certification will bring...

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JOBS Act Crowdfunding: Introducing New Sources of Capital to Low-Wealth Entrepreneurs

(3) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 1:38 PM

Yesterday, I attended President Obama's signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at the White House. The JOBS Act, which passed in Congress at the end of March, is a combination of capital formation proposals to make it easier for firms to raise capital, including and most importantly,...

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The Power of Microbusiness to Drive Job Creation

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Entrepreneurship -- no matter what size the business -- has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods in communities coast-to-coast. One business, one loan, or one job can change the trajectory of one family, one community or one city. Microbusinesses (a business with five or fewer employees) represent more...

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