Growing a thriving ecosystem of support for underserved entrepreneurs.

CAMEO's 25th Anniversary

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Our Impact

Annually, CAMEO’s 220+ members serve about 21,000 very small businesses with training, business and credit assistance, and loans. These firms — largely startups with less than 5 employees — support or create 37,000 new jobs in California.

Small businesses have a multiplier effect on their local economies 2 times that of national chains
Small businesses create a total of $1.5 billion in economic activity
Over 70% of clients served are low- to moderate-income underserved microbusinesses

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Why Our Work Matters

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Upcoming CAMEO Events

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December 5, 2019

25th Anniversary Celebration

San Francisco, CA
December 11, 2019

WEV’s Celebration of Small Business

Ventura, CA

Micro Business News

Highlights from our MicroBiz blog, Must Know from CAMEO, and op-eds on the micro business field.