Thanks to Martin Feeney of Madison Services Group for this summary. 1) Revision Regarding Insured Depositary Institutions The proposed rule would allow microloan intermediaries to maintain their Microloan Revolving Funds (MRFs) and Lon Loss Reserve Funds (LLRFs) in federal insured credit unions. The current definition specifies only insured banks and savings associations. 2) Removal of
Month: March 2014
MMS 8 Month Update
CAMEO brought Accion Texas’s Microloan Management System to its members as a way to decrease the cost of microlending. Three members are active in the pilot: CDC Small Business Development, TMC Development Working Solutions and Women’s Economic Ventures. In the first eight months of the MMS pilot, the program has received 160 loan applications, rejected
Do-It-Yourself Gets Ink & Spring Flings
– March 28, 2014: Do-It-Yourself Economy paper published and spring microbusiness calendar.
Do-It-Yourself Economic Growth
The world is rapidly changing. Nothing is as it was 10 years ago, and we can only imagine what will be in 10 years and that includes changing economic conditions and a changing labor market. This means the economic development field needs to consider new economic development tools to deal with a new reality. One
Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as SBA Administrator
Senate Confirms Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA Today the Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). CAMEO congratulates Administrator Contreras-Sweet as she takes on this important new role. Administrator Contreras-Sweet spoke at CAMEO’s 2009 Viva! Event and is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Latino
Connie Fledderjohann, Happiness Cards
Thanks to support from West Company, encore entrepreneur Connie Fledderjohann was brave enough to change her business model and launch Happiness Cards, her growing micro-business.
CAMEO Goes to NOLA and Matched Savings
– March 20, 2014: AEO Microbusiness conference in New Orleans and Matched Savings for Entrepreneurs, a webinar
Melissa Elia, Mayssa Fragrance
Melissa Elia started working with Women’s Initiative in 1999, and today her microbusiness, Mayssa Fragrance, sells its products across the country.
New Orleans, New Players and Savings
– March 13, 2014: Microbusiness conference in New Orleans, Funding Circle and matched savings for entrepreneurs
SBA: Good and Bad News
– March 6, 2014: SBA: Good and Bad News; Funding Circle webinar; microbusiness in the news