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Improve Your Writing in 5 Steps (and learn 11 writing tips as a bonus)

Everyone writes in their job, whether for internal email exchanges or for external consumption, e.g. tweets for social media accounts, client stories, grant narratives, donor letters. For those of us in the microbusiness sector, effectively communicating our point is important to prove our impact. Join this webinar and walk through 5 steps in the writing process that will bring more punch to your writing and learn more than 10 easy-to-apply writing tips. 

2019 CAMEO Member Survey Results

The results of our 2019 Member Survey are in! Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their thoughtful answers and opinions – it will help us improve and offer better services for you and your clients. The results of the survey confirm a lot of what we already knew in terms

Don & Jake McPeck, Mess Hall Canteen

Don McPeck started his business with only an idea. His gourmet food truck, Mess Hall Canteen, got started thanks to The Food Network. An appearance on the show Food Truck Faceoff gave Mess Hall Canteen a vehicle — in more ways than one.

CalEITC Expansion to Support California Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Governor Gavin Newsom’s “California for All” State Budget seeks to expand California’s Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a move that will benefit small businesses and low-and-middle-income working families. The Earned Income Tax Credit is historically seen as America’s most effective anti-poverty policy. How is the governor going to do this? By having California’s tax law

LA Street Vendor Campaign Update

In September 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 946 – the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act – which legalized street vending in California. The passing of this bill followed 10 years of advocacy by street vendors, community organizations, and business owners. In Los Angeles, these advocates, including CAMEO member LURN, coalesced to form the LA Street Vendor Campaign.

Advocacy Day Success!

Thanks to the 40+ small business leaders from across the state who attended our first stand-alone Advocacy Day. Three great leaders who champion our sector and small business spoke about inclusive entrepreneurship, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem through the state investment, and responsible small business lending.    Isabel Guzman, the  Director of the Office of Small