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Develop A Sustainable Loan Deferment Policy

CDFIs are receiving request after request to defer loans. We want to help our clients, but we also want to make sure our program remains intact on the other end of the crisis. Join us for a discussion on developing a sustainable loan deferment policy. Topics discussed may include: how to decide on terms what

Improve Your Clients’ FICO Scores

In the past two weeks, we’ve held two webinars on the SBA Economic Disaster Loan program. While many are eligible to apply, having good credit helps businesses to qualify for the loan. Join Susan Brown, our microlending specialist, to learn about steps you can take immediately and in the long term to “Improve Your Clients’

Nuts and Bolts of SBA Economic Impact Disaster Loans

The unprecedented economic impacts of the Coronavirus on the business community in California are already being felt. The U.S. Small Business Administration will soon be making low-interest loans available to businesses throughout the state of California. Join CAMEO’s Senior Advisor Mark Quinn and Microlending Specialist Susan Brown to learn how to determine quickly if your

Advocacy Update | Three COVID-related CAMEO Trainings

In this Must Know… Advocacy Update “Nuts and Bolts of SBA Disaster and Economic Injury Loans” TODAY at 4:00pm PDT. Join us TOMORROW at 12:00pm PDT for CAMEO Member Office Hours. Take Your TA Online 5-Week Course This week’s Goodie highlight is our COVID-19 Resource Page with even more resources! Advocacy Update At 10:30pm Pacific / 1:30am Eastern, the Federal government struck a

Dinuka Ranasinghe, Kid Works Children’s Center

Dinuka Ranasinghe studied law and passed the New York Bar exam. But after realizing law was not her passion, she decided to pursue her dream: working with young children. She began studying early childhood development and in 2008 purchased a preschool in Long Beach, California called Kid Works Children’s Center.

Bring Your TA Online & Office Hours with Joy Taylor

Teaching, coaching, and training are going online at an unprecedented rate due to the pandemic. It can be overwhelming to think about making the transition from in-person to virtual. Join Joy Taylor for some advice on how to start teaching online immediately, best practices for presentation and resources. Plus she answers all your questions.

SBA Disaster Loan Program Resources

Yesterday, we hosted a webinar on Understanding the SBA Disaster Loan Program for businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The number of people who are interested exceeded our expectations and we will do our best to answer as many questions as we can. If you have technical questions about the loan refer to the resource partners below. We

COVID-19 Resources – Online Teaching, SBA Loans, Credit Reports

In this Must Know… Join Joy Taylor TOMORROW at 2:00pm PDT for the webinar “Bring Your TA Online and Office Hours.” Understanding the SBA Disaster Loan Program Credit Managing Resources This week’s Goodie highlight is our COVID-19 resource page for businesses. Webinar: Bring Your TA Online Teaching, coaching, and training are going online at an unprecedented rate due to the

Responding to COVID-19 | CAMEO in Action!

In this Must Know… Responding to COVID-19 CAMEO in Action – Results for the SBA Microloan Program Join us on March 19, 2020 at 12:00pm PDT for our Third Thursday Webinar, “Small Businesses Creating Good Jobs.” This week’s Goodie highlight is NALCAB’s technical assistance program to help MDOs access SBA resources. Responding to COVID-19 As the World Health

The Effect of COVID-19 on Small Business

Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as the virus reached more than 130,000 cases worldwide. Last night, President Trump gave an Oval Office address to the nation and announced new restrictions on travel from Europe.  Today it was announced that the SBA is providing disaster loans to small businesses for up to