Enacted Laws on January 1, 2023 for Micro and Small Businesses

California has laws that passed last year and took effect January 1 that impact micro and small businesses. Some legislation will increase the cost of doing business. This includes an increase in the minimum wage and expanded paid time off opportunities. Make sure your clients know about the following laws. Employee Benefit Bills  AB 1041

Disaster Loans & Resources | New Member Meeting

In this Must Know… SBA Disaster Loans & Other Resources In response to the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides happening across California this winter, SBA is making disaster loans available to eligible small businesses and nonprofits. The application deadline for physical damage loans is March 15, 2023 while the deadline for economic injury loans is October16, 2023. For

Image Release Form

Photo and Video Release The Zoom session will be recorded/photographed, if you are not comfortable with either/or, feel free to turn off your camera. A question will prompt you to accept or not accept the use of photography/recording.  Please indicate YES or NO when registering and/or purchasing your ticket based on the following release: I

For Your Clients: Technical Assistance Program Opportunity

Silver Lining Action Plan (SLAP™) is a proven, comprehensive, tech-enabled, data-driven behavior change growth program that will help business owners set, then hit financial goals. In addition to advancing a small business, benefits of this program include: SLAP could be useful to some of our members, Silver Lining is partnering with economic development organizations to

Upcoming CAMEO Events | California State Budget

In this Must Know… January/February CAMEO Calendar CAMEO is starting off the year with a bang, offering two great events for CDFIs plus a warm welcome to all our new members. Don’t miss out! California State Budget FY2023 Governor Newsom’s proposed FY2023-24 budget will maintain funding for programs like the State Small Business Credit Initiative and

Wanda Blake, Wanda’s Cooking

Wanda Blake’s cooking apprenticeship started in her mother’s kitchen. It then continued in the kitchens of great aunts, aunties, grandmas, and cousins. In 1981, Wanda attended City College of San Francisco to study hotel and restaurant management. In 2015, she launched Wanda’s Cooking.

Supporting Micro Enterprise Home Kitchens

By Addison Peterson, CAMEO’s Policy Specialist. Since 2018, California Micro-enterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MEHKO) laws have allowed aspiring chefs to start their business at home. They no longer have to wait to save for expensive restaurant space or a food truck. This low-cost option allows a chef to narrow down their menu, test their food

Federal FY2023 Budget | 2 Training Opps for CDFIs

In this Must Know… Federal FY2023 Budget Late last month, the House and Senate passed the the FY2023 Omnibus government funding bill. With your support, we were able to secure funding increases for six small business programs, including: Funding levels were maintained for five programs and only one program decreased in funding. See the full budget

Opportunity for Members: Two Cool Tools for Capacity Building

In alignment with U.S. Bank’s Access Commitment, USBCDC’s Business Impact Group is launching a new program: USBCDC Access Capacity: Strengthening BIPOC-led Nonprofits. Through this program, U.S. Bank will sponsor a limited number of BIPOC-led nonprofits to have free access to one or both of the two capacity-building platforms Resilia and Catchafire through 2023. Resilia has