CAMEO Cheers Capps Bill To Help Unemployed Be Self-Employed

Last week, unemployed, potential entrepreneurs moved closer to being able to start their own small business. Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced legislation that would enable local Workforce Investment Boards to offer training and assistance for self-employment. “As we work to help small businesses grow and create jobs, we can’t overlook the importance of the smallest

Support Micro for National Small Business Week

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 To celebrate National Small Business Week, CAMEO, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, supports the truly small businesses that make up 88% of the country’s businesses. Businesses with five or fewer employees are the new normal. The Bureau of Labor statistics reported in March that the average

All About Self-Employment

May 24, 2012: Two exciting developments for self-employment, Capps bill on self-employment performance bill introduced and DOL issues guidelines for states to get federal money for self-employment.

Capps Bill for Workforce

Press Release From Congresswoman Lois Capps office, 5/22/2012 Capps Introduces Entrepreneurial Training Improvement Act of 2012 Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced that she introduced legislation to help increase the availability of self-employment training programs for local entrepreneurs and small business startups through local Workforce Investment Boards. Workforce Investment Boards are

White House Events for SmBiz Week

The White House is hosting two events on Wednesday, May 23 to celebrate National Small Business Week White House Hangout featuring SBA Administrator Karen Mills Wednesday, May 23 @ 12:00 pm PDT // 3:00pm EDT Watch on WhiteHouse.gov/live, the White House Google+ page, or at Entrepreneur.com Ask questions and join the discussion on Twitter with

Happy Small Business Week

May 17, 2012: CAMEO co-sponsors a Small Business Majority call with White House representatives, California small business news and grants

Gov Brown: May is Small Biz Month

From the office of Governor Jerry Brown PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA California is home to the most innovative and competitive firms in the world, placing us consistently among the top ten economies. The vast majority of these businesses employ 500 or fewer workers. Small businesses embody the entrepreneurial spirit that

2012 Legislative Priorities

Bills The Entrepreneurial Training Improvement Act was written by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA23) to direct the U.S. Department of Labor to develop performance measures for self-employment in order to increase entrepreneurial training activities at the local level. The Entrepreneur Startup Growth Act, or H.R. 3571, was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA32) in December of

From AEO: Community Advantage Notes

Taking Advantage of Community Advantage In 2011, the SBA unveiled Community Advantage, a pilot loan program that provides mission-oriented non-profit financial intermediaries with 7(a) loan guaranties for loans of $250,000 or less. It’s a potential game changer, but the roll out is slower than expected. Notes from the session follow: The SBA Community Advantage program