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New Federal Micro Bill!

June 27, 2013: Federal Micro Bill – Community Lending and Small Business Jobs Act of 2013, CAMEO Opportunities – Survey and Communications

Inspired Marketing

How to Creatively and Consistently Communicate to Your Ideal Customers: Before you jump into any marketing strategies (including social media), do you really know what you want to communicate? Joy Taylor presents.

Working Smart

How to Understand Your Profit and Loss Statements to Increase the Bottom Line: Numbers tell stories when you know how to read them. In order to be sustainable and thrive, smart entrepreneurs turn to their financial statements to make empowered decisions. Susan Brown presents.

Masaki’s Mongolian Grill

Eric and Jeni Masaki had a business problem—albeit a good one—their Kyoto Japanese Restaurant was so popular, the owners had a hard time meeting customer demand. After a few years of running this successful business, the Masakis decided to expand, thanks to a loan from CAMEO member Arcata Economic Development Corporation.


Dawn Verdick spent 25 years advising mid-to large corporations on turnaround strategy. In 2008, she decided that she wanted to give back. She was at a stage in her life where her work needed to have substance and meaning. She wanted to contribute her talents to making the world a better place.

CAMEO Honors Self-Employment Champions

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 For National Small Business Week (June 17-24), CAMEO honors Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, (D-Davis) and Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, (D – San Bernardino). The assemblywomen introduced two bills this session that would increase self-employment within the workforce system. “All small businesses start with a single impassioned owner. If we’re going

Business Assistance Is First Step to Access Capital

Washington, D.C (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Almost half (47%) of small business owners say that access to credit is currently a problem for their business, according a new national poll released today by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity). In California and the rest of the West,