Happy Holidays to our CAMEO Network

In this Must Know… Happy Holidays! Check out all the amazing programs we have for you in the new year. People Coming and Going Federal Policy Update Happy Holidays! The Christmas break is nearly upon us and we want to leave you with a very special gift to kick off the new year on the

Lena’s Soul Food, Faces of Entrepreneurship Winner

Lena’s Soul Food has become a pillar in its community of East Oakland. Not only does owner Calvin Andrews employ dozens of people, including formerly incarcerated folks, but he also gives back by giving away unsold food to locals in need, many of whom are unhoused.

CAMEO Welcomes Jesse Torres as Incoming Board Chair

CAMEO is proud to announce Jesse Torres as our incoming board chair for 2020.  Jesse Torres is the principal and founder of ArroyoWest LLC, a consulting firm based in Los Angeles County.  He is the former Small Business Advocate for the State of California and Deputy Director of Small Business and Innovation for Governor Brown’s

25th Anniversary Celebration Recap

In this Must Know… 25th Anniversary Celebration Recap Join us for MicroLending Essentials on January 22-23, 2020 in San Francisco Register for CALED’s Annual Conference on March 25-27, 2020 This week’s Goodie highlight is Heidi’s op-ed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel! 25th Anniversary Celebration Recap 25 years – a quarter of a century – may seem like a long time. But to those of us who

25th Anniversary Celebration Recap

25 years – a quarter of a century –  may seem like a long time. But to those of us who have focused on the work and challenges that come with supporting entrepreneurs, time goes by in a flash. That rings true to many people who have been involved with CAMEO; memories of our inception

California Small Business Policy: What You Need to Know

We start this webinar with CAMEO’s first-ever Scorecard on how the legislators did. Find out how your legislators did and learn how you can keep them accountable. Then we talk about a bunch of new California small business regulations that your clients will have to comply with by January 2020. Make sure that you know

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide

Get your gifts from local and independent businesses this holiday season! The holidays are in full swing, and for many of us, that means shopping. Whether it’s Christmas gifts or party food, millions of people will be hitting stores this month. It’s a great opportunity for small businesses! As champions of microenterprise, we know better

Small Business Saturday Impact Reached Record High

2019 marked the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday. It’s a day when consumers are encouraged to shop and eat at local businesses in their communities. The start of the holiday season represents a crucial time for many small business owners across the country. Every year, American Express comes together with many economic and community