African American Entrepreneurs Association

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Economic Development through Entrepreneurship

AAEA members and partners include a wide range of organizations that provide capital and services to assist underserved entrepreneurs in creating and expanding their businesses. With your support, we can all make a difference!



You are in business FOR yourself, but never BY yourself! Click here to learn more about access to capital for your business.

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 “When you help a poor man start a business you help the whole community to become successful. I am proud to be your partner in Washington as we continue working to strengthen Florida’s economy and create more opportunities for all Floridians.”
Senator Rick Scott
 “We are grateful that you care enough about us and our community to always fight for us. We work hard alone, but together we win and make our community better and open doors for other to follow.”
Omar & Camille Brown, Kale Cafe

 “Thank you AAEA!  Joining this organization was one of the best business decisions I could have made.  Opening a business is not easy and having great resources is a critical key to surviving.  The AAEA and its staff have been a wealth of knowledge and I am truly grateful.  To top it off, I was approved in lightning speed for the PPP loan, something that will be a great help to my business during this pandemic.  If you haven’t already, JOIN!  The information is out there, the help is available and Leslie and his team will make it happen!  Thanks so much AAEA!  I appreciate all that you do!”

Artashea L. Batts

“Becoming a member of AAEA is one of the best memberships my business possesses.  The help and guidance I receive from Leslie and staff has made and is making a huge difference in my business.  Sometimes is not what you know, but who you know.  Thanks, AAEA for your help and support!”

Linda Flournoy, Book Ease, LLC

“Leslie and his team always answer all my questions and connect me with the right partners. The continued training classes via zoom have helped bring VALUE to my business and the mentorship Leslie has provided allowed my mobile notary business to grow. I will always be grateful for the connections and mentorship that the AAEA has offered me. Thank you, Leslie! You and your team have been an essential part of making my business a success.”

Betsy A. Jimenez, Betsey’s Notary Services, LLL

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