Penny Baldado moved to the United States from the Philippines and opened her own cafe thanks to training and financial assistance from CAMEO member AnewAmerica.
CAMEO hosted the AFI Resource Center as they discussed how matched savings programs work and benefit low-income entrepreneurs and microenterprise development organizations. This webinar also showcases the work of a current AFI grantee, the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Sonoma County, who will share insights on managing an IDA program and supporting low-income entrepreneurs.
– April 25, 2014: Micro Goes To Market, A Specialty Foods Conference in Watsonville and Celebrate 20 years of Microbusiness
Recognizing Sheilah Rogers, CAMEO founder and recipient of this year’s Founders Award.
Thanks to a $25,000 microloan from CDC Small Business Finance and business training from Inland Empire SBDC, Dr. Ledesma was able to retain five jobs, increase inventory and generate an additional $200,000 in revenue at his small optometry business.
– April 17, 2014: What’s Up for Micro in Sacramento and 20th Anniversary
Already a successful chef, Bernardo Ayala got the technical assistance and one-on-one support he needed to open his own restaurant from Napa-Sonoma SBDC.
– April 11, 2014: Faces of Entrepreneurship Award Nominations Open, Annual Microbusiness Survey
Krush Burger has expanded to two brick and mortar locations plus a fleet of food trucks thanks to high-quality food, a robust social media presence, and a small business loan from CAMEO member SAFE-BIDCO.