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Credit Card Chip Hearing on Capitol Hill

Thanks to Jake Clabaugh for this report on two House Committee on Small Business hearings The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses on October 7, 2015. The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses: Part II on October 21, 2015. In case your wondering EMV = Europay – MasterCard –

MMS Success Year Two: Doubling Loans for Small Lenders

 The MLA newsletter is chock-a-block with articles, resources, technology, success stories, interviews, and big picture ideas on all Lending Academy features. In this Issue… MMS Year 2 Sees Rapid Growth MMS Lessons Learned MMS Success Story:  Nikki Daley, HEAT Culinary Small Business Responsible Lending Coalition Excellence in Lending: Opportunity Fund, Scaling for the Mission Research: 

2015 WOVEN Speakers

Karen Archipley Co-founder, Archi’s Acres, VSAT Archi’s Acres, Inc. is a farming enterprise that uses hydroponic technology to grow organic produce. Headquartered in Escondido California, the company is owned and operated by husband and wife team of Colin and Karen Archipley. The Archipley’s are a unique combination of talent, vision, commitment and success. Colin is

Designate Mojave Resources as National Monuments for Local Microbusinesses

For Immediate Release Contact: Heidi Pickman, 415-992-4484 Press Statement by Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO Support for the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains to be designated as national monuments on the heels of the October 13th Whitewater, CA public listening session California’s Mojave Desert has over a million visitors a year. Regional microbusinesses

Governor Brown Signs SB 197

Increases Access to Affordable Capital for California’s Small Business Owners Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, California Governor Brown signed into law SB 197, which increases access to affordable capital for California’s 3.6 million small and microbusiness owners. The law helps small business owners to learn about responsible financing options at reasonable rates and that

Invest in the Mendocino Wool Mill

Through a historic new community-based Local Social Impact Investment Note, California residents can harness the power of local investment and help launch the Mendocino Wool Mill project. Economic Development & Financing Corporation (EDFC) offers investors an opportunity to shift their money from Wall Street to “Main Street” with the first Direct Public Offering of its kind in the state of California.