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California Policy Summit Recommendations on Small Business Issues

On January 23, the Milken Institute Center for Regional Economics held its California Policy Summit. The event’s focus was to discuss policy solutions to the state’s current and future economic challenges. The annual summit convened economic development stakeholders from all across the state and the federal level. These include government officials, academics, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.

Take Action: Proposed Revamp of DBO

In this Must Know… Take Action: Proposed Revamp of DBO Join us on March 19, 2020 at 2:00pm PST for our Third Thursday Webinar, “Small Businesses Creating Good Jobs.” New Kiva Hub in Oakland Join us on June 9, 2020 for Advocacy Day. Happy Women’s History Month! Celebrate by supporting women-owned businesses. This week’s Goodie highlight is Credit Builders Alliance’s “2020 Credit

Cinthya Flores, Utz Threads

Cinthya Flores is the successful owner of Utz Threads in Oakland, CA. The name Utz Threads comes from the word “good” in Maya Quiché; the language spoken by the women weavers that create their product in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

New Kiva Hub Opens in Oakland

On Wednesday, CAMEO attended a press conference for the official announcement of a new Kiva Hub in Oakland, California. The Hub is an alliance between Kiva and Centro Community Partners, with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs and small business assistance organizations in their search for interest-free microloans. Kiva is a global crowdfunding platform that provides