Final 2022-23 State Budget (AB/SB 178/193) for Small Business

Whew we are halfway through 2022! This year Governor Newsom and the state legislature have given us plenty to be proud of as the final budget for the 2022-23 year awaits the final vote and signature. At the same time, the budget falls short in several places. The good news is that the state is

Rafaela, Bayleaf Mama

As with many of us, Rafaela has always enjoyed cooking, cooking with her mother and grandmother especially, being a true family tradition. She has always worked to perfect her craft, be it through old family recipes or in new discoveries, so when times became a little difficult, it was in cooking and baking that she found some comfort and eventually… a new way of independence, her own business.

CAMEO Coming to Your Region

Over the last two months CAMEO has hosted regional meetings for our members with state legislators and their staff in Central Coast, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. In addition to the excitement of seeing most everyone in person, these meetings have been fruitful, allowing small business owners and providers to develop relationships with their

MicroLenders Forum; CAMEO Coming to A Region Near You

In this Must Know… Save The Date: MicroLenders Forum, September 15, 2022 CAMEO Coming to a Region Near You! Join CAMEO and California FarmLink on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT for Growing Successful Agricultural Businesses – Info Session This week’s Goodie highlight is Kudos to Tara Lynn Gray for winning at the inaugural California Diversity Awards! MicroLenders Forum CAMEO will host

Alicia Maria Kidd, Wine Noire

Wine Noire LLC., an import, export and wholesale distribution company based in Berkeley, CA. Launched in 2017, The Wine Noire specializes in helping winemakers who are women and people of color get their wines into the marketplace, as well as directly into the hands of consumers.

Responsible Small Biz Lending in Effect; Advocacy Playbook

Happy Juneteenth! CAMEO’s office will be closed on Friday to celebrate. In this Must Know… CAMEO commends the finalization of regulations to enact California’s SB-1235 Advocacy Playbook: Racial Economic Equity In Small Business Funding Join CAMEO and California FarmLink on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT for Growing Successful Agricultural Businesses – Info Session This week’s Goodie highlight is to Register

CAMEO Partners with Lenderfit; Growing Successful Ag Businesses Info Session

CAMEO is partnering with Lenderfit! Join our Growing Successful Ag Businesses Info Sessionon June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT CAMEO In The News: Carolina was featured in Forbes talking about “Five Recommendations To Help Women Entrepreneurs Succeed.” This week’s Goodie highlight is Applications now open for the Antares REACH Grant Program Lenderfit Partnership CAMEO is pleased to announce we are partnering with Lenderfit to

Historic Wins In State Budget! And Legislative Wins!

In This Must Know… The State Assembly and Senate announced a joint budget agreement with good stuff for small business. SB 972 passes Senate and AB 2019 passes Assembly CAMEO In The News: Carolina is featured in Authority Magazine talking about the work we do at CAMEO. Following up on last week’s topic, download “Supporting Employee Mental Health After Mass Shootings.”