Freelancing in America 2019: The Independent Workforce Before COVID-19

Since 2014, Upwork and Freelancers Union have published “Freelancing in America,” about the country’s independent workforce. The just-released 2019 report sheds light on the direction of independent workers for the past few years. We don’t yet know what the impacts of COVID-19 on freelancing will be. But it is a worthwhile look at part of

Listening Session: Federal and State Policy Update

We know that each of you are implementing programs and procedures to help your clients during the pandemic. Join us for our latest listening session and Federal and State Policy Update. Much has gone on in the last week including new federal relief legislation, movement on transparency, and the state budget. Join us and our

COVID-19 Response Survey: Preliminary Results

CAMEO members responded swiftly to the pandemic and economic disruption, shifting gears to address the most pressing needs of small business owners all across California.  Take our COVID-19 Response Survey We asked for your stories and data on how you’ve responded to the crisis and helped your clients weather the storm. Some key takeaways from

EA Virtual Meetup: Helping Riskier Businesses Access Capital

Entrepreneurship Advantage is holding monthly meetups to connect with our colleagues and stay abreast of important information and resources, discuss challenges and strategies, and find ways to support each other – all with our small businesses in mind. Join us for “Helping Riskier Businesses Access Capital” and learn how to use tools like California’s State

Federal Policy: Listening Session Tomorrow & Updates

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou Read our statement in support of the black community. In this Must Know… Join our Policy Update Listening Session TOMORROW at 12:00pm PDT. Federal Policy Updates PUA Help for the Self-Employed Join Advocacy Day 2020: Virtual Edition on July 21,

Federal Policy Update – June 2020

SBA Increases Transparency in Paycheck Protection Program Last week, the Small Business Administration announced that it will begin making public data on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was not previously disclosed. The goal of this change is to provide more transparency and accountability regarding how taxpayer money is distributed while continuing to protect protecting

Dawn Russell, Treats for Chickens

Treats for Chickens hatched in 2009 in West Petaluma, California. Those who knew Dawn thought she had simply lost her mind. She gave notice to her employer at a federal government agency in San Francisco to make treats for backyard pet chickens.

CAMEO Members Participate in OFN’s Small Business Finance Forum

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) held its ninth annual Small Business Finance Forum this week which convenes CDFIs from around the country to discuss best practices in lending and opportunities to connect. Originally planned to be held in Chicago, this year’s forum was virtual due to the COVID pandemic. CDFI leaders and investors spoke about the

CDFI Symposium

Recently, the Federal Reserve’s Connecting Communities held a Virtual CDFI Symposium which hosted community development experts from across the country to speak on relevant issues facing CDFIs. The sessions are rich in content and information to share; below is a summary of each with links to more information. CDFI Impact and Evaluation (May 20, 2020)

The Latest from Our MicroBiz Blog | Advocacy Day 2020

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou Read our statement in support of the black community. In this Must Know… The Latest from Our MicroBiz Blog Join Advocacy Day 2020: Virtual Edition on July 21, 2020. Business as It Could Be This week’s Goodie