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Small Business Wins in SCOTUS Decision

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 CAMEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, says that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a win for small businesses. Health expenditures in the United States neared $2.6 trillion in 2010, over ten times the $256 billion spent in 1980. According

Opening Doors’ Prosperity Project

Boost for Opening Doors’ Prosperity Project brings business microloans to Sacramento region From CAMEO member, Opening Doors. SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2012 — Lower to moderate-income entrepreneurs planning start-ups and small-business owners looking toward expansion can now qualify for microloans through the Prosperity Project at Opening Doors Inc., which serves the Sacramento region. Long associated

FY2013 Budget Update

June 22, 2012: FY2013 Budget Update, Webinar -Credit Crunch: Small Business Lending, and lots of goodies including training discounts, members in the news and grants for your clients.

ASBC White House Summit on Sustainability

On June 12th, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) convened the first-ever day-long summit on sustainability at the White House. Business leaders met with administration officials to discuss ways to speed the transition toward a sustainable and equitable economy. CAMEO is a partner in the ASBC; David Brodwin represented CAMEO at the meeting. At the

History of SE Workforce Project

History of the Self-Employment Workforce Project Benchmarks from 2008-2015 2008 “Think Entrepreneurs: A Call to Action”, published by Dr. Cathy Ashmore, provides rationale for including Self Employment training as Workforce development strategy. CAMEO identifies Self-Employment as a labor market trend; commissions CA Senate Office of Research Study, “Microenterprises Give California’s Economy a Boost” July ‘08.

Rural Microloans in the Farm Bill?

The Farm Bill expires at the end of September 2012 and is being marked-up in Congress. Senator Harkin and Senator Casey have introduced a microloan amendment (SA 2245) to the Farm Bill. The amendment would authorize micro-lending opportunities within the Department of Agriculture. If adopted, this amendment would allow USDA’s Farm Service Agency to make

CAMEO Face of Entrepreneurship Award Winners

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 CAMEO is proud to announce the winners of the second annual CAMEO Face of Entrepreneurship Awards – MIHO Gastrotruck from San Diego and Mendocino Solar from Mendocino, two small businesses that created jobs in these trying economic times. “CAMEO initiated the Faces award because we came across so

Bruce Erickson & Maggie Watson, Mendocino Solar

Bruce Erickson and Maggie Watson were employed by Mendocino Solar and then bought out the owner in 2005. To transition from employees to the boss, they met with West Company consultants who assisted them with financial planning, employee management, social media, and funding that included a $12,00 stimulus grant and a $95,000 business loan.