Crowdfunding Converts Social Capital into Currency

Thanks to Susan Brown for this article. Do you have clients with large, engaged online networks, but struggle to access the funds they need to launch or grow their businesses? Crowdfunding might be a great option for them, especially if your team knows how to coach successful campaigns. If you think crowdfunding’s time has come

MLA Newsletter: Trends in Microlending

In this Issue… Success Story: Mendocino Wool’s DPO 32% Annual Growth Projected for MMS CrowdFunding Webinar Modify The State Loan Guarantee Program to Include Online Lending Research:  Analysis of Business Loan Terms Research:  The Fed’s 2015 Small Business Credit Survey News But first HOT OFF THE PRESSES!  Read and share Claudia’s op-ed in American Banker

Credit Building Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Credit building is a powerful tool that helps entrepreneurs take control of their financial lives, establish and grow their businesses, and pursue other asset building goals. In this webinar, Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) will introduce you to the services and support available through CBA membership. In addition, you will learn about the power of credit building for entrepreneurs and how you can incorporate credit building into your array of program and support services.

WOVEN Continues Community in Inland Empire

Thanks to Nicole Kinney of Inland Empire WBC for this story. Last Month, 20 military women from the Inland Empire attended the Think Like a Negotiator two-day training hosted by the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center (IEWBC). The group consisted of Army, Air Force and Navy veterans and military spouses. The program is part of

500 California’s Microbusinesses Boosted

For Immediate Release Contact:  Heidi Pickman, 310-392-0211, hpickman@microbiz.org   500 California’s Microbusinesses Boosted FHLBank San Francisco’s AHEAD Program provides $500,000 for entrepreneurial training and access to capital so that very small businesses can start and thrive San Francisco, CA – More than 350 businesses will benefit as a result of grants from the Federal Home

2016 Federal Policy Achievements, Mid Year Report

Thanks to Jake Claybaugh at Madison Services Group for this recap of our achievements thus far this year. Advocated for Rural Entrepreneurship Developed a relationship with the Department of Agriculture, which included meeting with Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Mensah and Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Sam Rikkers CAMEO successfully advocated for additional rural entrepreneurship