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Post-Election Assessment of Microfinance

Thanks to Susan Brown for this article. On Thursday November 10, 2016, Opportunity Financial Network (OFN) offered a webinar to discuss the impact of the election on the CDFI industry and present their plan to engage the new Administration and 115th Congress. “Regardless of the vote you cast yesterday, one thing is certain,” said their

Small Business and Responsible Lending, A Legislative Workshop

In mid-October, the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE) hosted CAMEO, Opportunity Fund, Small Business Majority, Funding Circle and the SBA for an informational workshop on what small businesses need to thrive. Our goal was to educate legislative and state agency staff on 1) small business trends, including the growing numbers

Judi Henderson, Mannequin Madness

After working with business coach Gwen Wright of The Wright Consultants, who also runs Renaissance’s Financing Resource Center, Judi increased her sales by 10 percent and her profit margin by roughly 25 percent. Judi says she’s now well on her way to joining the million dollar club.

Small Business Saturday

The CAMEO staff works day in and day out to advocate for the resources that make small businesses successful. We think every day is Small Business Day. But we’re thrilled when someone else joins in the call to promote our local small businesses. This Saturday has been designated Small Business Saturday. It started with a