SEC Crowdfunding Rule – Nuts and Bolts

Thanks to Jake Clabaugh of Madison Services Group for this post. Business Forward hosted a conference call with Sebastian Gomez, Chief of the Office of Small Business Policy at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to discuss implementation of SEC’s crowdfunding rule. Equity crowdfunding allows small businesses to raise capital in exchange for an equity

CAMEO Launches Campaign For BBOR

What Is the Small Business Borrower’s Bill Of Rights ? CAMEO Launches Campaign to Educate California’s Small Business Leaders and Electeds on What Good Small Business Lending Looks Like Contact: Heidi Pickman hpickman@microbiz.org 310-392-0211 San Francisco, CA – Small businesses have trouble accessing capital to grow their businesses.  Traditional banks don’t loan under $250,000 anymore.

California Receives a ‘C’ Grade for Microbusiness

When it comes to ‘Business and Jobs’, California is ranked 23rd in outcomes and 3rd in policy in comparison to other states. That’s according to CFED’s Assets & Opportunity Scorecard* that asks… Are there quality jobs or business ownership opportunities available to all residents? Business ownership plays an important role in a household’s ability to

MicroLenders Forum Preview

Our 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 year, Claudia’s many successes in building resources for lending, to name a few. Our MicroLenders Forum is a crucial part of that effort. This year it’s on next week

State of the Union and Small Business

President Obama gave his 8th and final State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He urged us to look into the future and choose hope instead of fear. Each time, there have been those who told us to fear the future, who claimed we could slam the brakes on change, who promised to restore