The Underground Economy

Thanks to Small Business California for this information. The underground economy is one in which employees are paid on a cash basis thereby eliminated the cost of taxes and workers compensation. The Labor Enforcement Task Force put out a Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Report about the underground economy in California. Here’s a smattering of results they

CRA Resources

for Bankers & Community Development Practitioners Do you know your local bank’s CRA rating or where to find it? Could you write a performance context for your bank’s next CRA exam? The San Francisco Fed is pleased to offer resources for those looking to expand their understanding and application of the CRA. CRA Ratings Search

Healthcare Reform and Small Biz

What Healthcare Reform Means for your Micro-Business Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners. The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. Small business owners can learn the basics

Profile – Accion San Diego

Combining Growth and Mission Susan Brown, CAMEO’s microlending guru, interviewed Elizabeth Schott, CEO of Accion San Diego and CAMEO’s board president for the first installment of our series profiling California’s most prolific microlenders: Accion San Diego, Opportunity Fund, and VEDC. Here’s Susan’s profile: We have averaged 15-30% portfolio growth over the past several years and

Excellence in MicroLending Step One

by Susan Brown CAMEO’s long-standing commitment to building California’s microlending sector is the force behind many of our recent programs: Kiva and Accion Texas partnerships, the training series last October, Claudia’s many successes in building resources for lending, to name a few. Our latest program, Excellence in Lending (EiL), focuses on the program elements needed

Who Are MMS Borrowers ?

With the first year of CAMEO’s MMS program completed, and our users having made over 100 loans, we’re taking a closer look at what MMS borrowers look like. MMS offers a robust set of demographic tools, and CAMEO will be taking fuller advantage of these program features in the coming year. Most MMS borrowers are