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House and Senate Introduce Several Small Business Bills

Following his election last week to be Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced five bills on various small business issues. Below are links to the bills, along with summaries provided by Rubio’s office: S. 78: The “Hearing Small Business Act” will expand small businesses’ role in the regulatory process

The Shutdown and Us

According to a report by House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez, the government shutdown has led SBA to cease its activities for the 7(a) and 504 loan programs, as well as the Microloan program. For contractors, a shutdown prevents agencies from entering into any new contracts, including those with small businesses. Furloughing employees also has impacted contracting resources

California Wildfires: What Is Being Done For Impacted Small Businesses?

Two months have passed since the Woolsey Fire in SoCal and Camp Fire in NorCal burned through hundreds of thousands of acres, took dozens of lives, and caused billions of dollars in damage. Homes and businesses were destroyed, putting the livelihood of tens of thousands of people at risk. Many CAMEO members and partner organizations

10 Things You Can Do to Improve Cybersecurity at Your Organization

In its 2018 State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity report, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) found that 60% of nonprofits do not provide any kind of security training to their staff. And small businesses don’t do much better – with only 55% of businesses with less than 100 employees having provided training. It’s time to change that, and it’s

Koji Kanematsu, Onigilly

Onigilly is a fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in Japanese rice balls, called “onigiri.” Koji Kanematsu founded Onigilly in 2007, after noticing a lack of healthy, affordable food options in the United States. “In Japan, onigiri is everywhere,” says Koji. “I used to eat it every day because it is convenient, healthy, and affordable. Our mission is to spread healthy fast food nationwide and to improve people’s diet lifestyle,” he says.