Growing a thriving ecosystem of support for underserved entrepreneurs.

2019 Small Business Scorecard

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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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October 16, 2019

Micro Moves Collaborative – Fall Convening

Hawthorne, CA
Lincoln, CA

Micro Business News

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