April 23, 2015: Small Business Technical Assistance Act passes first hurdle, as does several other small business bills, register for CAMEO’s annual meeting
When a sunglasses cart in the mall went up for sale, Javad jumped at the opportunity. He purchased the business in November of 2014, but needed more capital for inventory. Opening Doors helped Javad create a strong business plan and cash flow projections, and in December approved him for an $8,000 loan.
April 16, 2015: Claudia goes to San Diego for a member meeting and Riverside to bring the DIY Economy message to economic developers.
Tara Cooper had the know-how to make fantastic organic butters and salves, but needed help with the business end of things. North Coast SBDC gave her the tools and assistance she needed, and introduced her to a group of local organizations who helped her grow her award-winning company.
April 9, 2015: Small Biz is Important Op-ed; Support California AB 184 and SB 197; Annual Member Meeting June 9, 2015
Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO, and John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, respond to the SF Chronicle column “Debunking the moral superiority of ‘small businesses’”. Small businesses are neither monolithic, nor insignificant.