Micro, Meet Tech; Tech, Meet Micro

CAMEO has been on a quest to bring you information about the technologies that are empowering self-employment and microbusiness. Last week, we co-hosted a lunch for our Bay Area members at Square’s offices with representatives from Square, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Twitter to discuss how their tools help small businesses. Andrew took notes on how the

Microloan Program Reform Gains Traction, But Misses Key Changes

Thanks to AEO for this update. The SBA’s Microloan Program certainly caught the eye of the 114th Congress. Advocacy efforts to reform the program, spearheaded by AEO, raised the much-needed issues of modernization and expansion to Members of Congress. This month, the House passed legislation that would address some, but not all of the concerns

Popularity of SBA 7(a) Loans

Our colleague from the SBA, Patrick Kelley has moved on to a new position. He partnered with Brayden McCarthy of Fundera to write an op-ed in The American Banker about raising the cap for the SBA 7(a) program, which was raised this week. The article had some interesting thoughts on why the program is so

Ms. CAMEO Goes to Shanghai

July 23, 2015: Ms. CAMEO goes to Shanghai to discuss microbusiness and finance, Scholarships to AEO and be counted with the microTracker survey

David Aragon, Araparts

David Aragon loved cars from an early age, and had made enough money from reselling hard-to-find car parts — including one discontinued part that he’d had to re-produce himself — to open his own business. He was ready and eager to grow, but banks weren’t willing to lend to him due to his youth. He applied to California Capital, who were happy to work with him to secure the microloan he needed.

California Competes Tax Credit Workshops

GO-Biz is Holding Statewide California Competes Tax Credit Workshops The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is holding a series of California Competes Tax Credit technical assistance workshops throughout the state: Sacramento, CA Tuesday July 14, 2015 Details and Registration Visalia, CA Thursday July 16, 2015 Details and Registration Fresno, CA Thursday July

Micro Lending Academy: Advanced Balance Sheets

Now that we all know what a balance sheet is and how it operates, what type of analysis can we do with it? In this webinar we will review some common balance sheet ratios used by lenders, but then move onto analysis that is useful for business owner management decisions.