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Rural Grant Opportunity

Need help applying for a CCHD grant for your rural nonprofit? Beth Hyser and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference are here to help! On September 26, CAMEO hosted a teleconference about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), a funding source for micro-business development. Presented by Ms. Hyser, the session was aimed at 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that

Capital for New Resource Based Businesses

ShadeFund is a national, web-based microloan program (up to $50,000) for green entrepreneurs who use farmland or forestland responsibly. This webinar demonstrates how California microlenders can work together with ShadeFund to ensure that California’s green innovators have access to the capital they need to grow.

FY2013 Federal Budget and Shadefund

September 20, 2012: the FY2013 Federal Budget should be same as FY2012 for now (under Continuing Resolution) and ShadeFund, a new capital source for natural resource based small and micro-businesses

Unemployment Numbers Point to BYOBoss

CAMEO Campaign Helps Unemployed be Your Own Boss! and Start Small or Micro-Business! While today’s unemployment numbers show promise for the economy, the number of long-term unemployed remains steady. Let’s focus on helping those with entrepreneurial potential to start their own small businesses and support CAMEO’s Help Unemployed BeYourOwnBoss campaign. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September

John Falcon, Falcon Builders

Falcon Builders has 10 employees. John is known as the “go-to” person on government contracting issues and is a leader in his local Disabled Veteran’s organization. He received vital training from CAMEO member Central Valley Business Incubator.

CalFOR Report

CalFOR: A Guide to Access to Capital for Small and Micro-business in California In December 2011, Glenda Humiston, the California Director for the U.S.D.A. Rural Development, convened eighty leaders from financial institutions, economic development organizations and government agencies in order to explore how to improve access to capital for California’s small businesses. The group, California


As you may have heard, CAMEO has launched our Help Unemployed BYOB – Be Your Own Boss (#BYOBoss) campaign to encourage Governor Brown and the California legislature to extend unemployment benefits to Californians seeking to start their own business. This program — called the Self-Employment Assistance Program — is made possible thanks to 35 million