It’s that time of year again! SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, May 12-16. And like last year, they’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. They’re excited for this year’s activities, which will include forums and panels about trends in small business, innovation, financing, business
Month: April 2014
Penny Baldado, Cafe Gabriela
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.
Matched Savings for Entrepreneurs
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.
Micro Goes to Market in Watsonville
– April 25, 2014: Micro Goes To Market, A Specialty Foods Conference in Watsonville and Celebrate 20 years of Microbusiness
Sheilah Rogers, CAMEO Founder
Recognizing Sheilah Rogers, CAMEO founder and recipient of this year’s Founders Award.
Harvey Ledesma, Ledesma Optometry
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.
What’s Up for Micro in Sacramento
– April 17, 2014: What’s Up for Micro in Sacramento and 20th Anniversary
Bernardo Ayala, Napa Valley Bistro
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.
Faces Entrepreneurship Nominations Open
– April 11, 2014: Faces of Entrepreneurship Award Nominations Open, Annual Microbusiness Survey
Davin Vculek and Joe Blanton, Krush Burger
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.