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Expanding the Growth of Minority-Owned Firms

Field at the Aspen Institute held a talk “Business Ownership and the Rachial Wealth Gap: Expanding the Growth of Minority-Owned Firms” on December 13, 2016. Debbie Kobrin of Madison Services Group attended on our behalf and had these notes for us.   With the changes in demographics our Country is experiencing we all have a

Newsy Tidbits

Every couple of weeks I gather news items of interest to CAMEO staff and our sector and send them to a small group. They may be about the economy, new developments in FinTech or the Sharing Economy or policies related to small business. [Hits head]Why don’t I post them on the blog. Enjoy. For Your

Small Business Health coverage options for 2017

From our friends at Small Business Majority With a new administration and Congress setting up shop in 2017, many are questioning the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the health insurance marketplaces it created. In California, there’s been a lot of confusion and misinformation about what this means for the state’s health insurance

MLA Newsletter: Extra, Extra, Get the MicroLending News Issue

In this Issue… The Election’s Effect on Microfinance Small Business and Responsible Lending, A Legislative Workshop Borrower’s Bill of Rights 2.0 Changes to the CalCAP Program, a conference call MicroLenders Forum on February 1, 2017 Research: Bridging the Small Business Credit Gap Through Innovative Lending News ICYMI: Read and share Claudia’s op-ed in American Banker

Small Business Package of Bills Not Delivered

From Madison Services Group The Senate Small Business Committee tried to move a package of bills passed by the Committee by Unanimous Consent in the Senate. Due to a number of holds, the package will not move forward. It is possible that individual Senators may try to move pieces of this package by Unanimous Consent