CAMEO’s mission and vision for micro-enterprise in California

Support start-up microbusiness, build wealth and create strong California communities.

MISSION STATEMENTTo grow a thriving ecosystem of support for underserved entrepreneurs.
VISION STATEMENTAll entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to succeed, creating family economic mobility and community prosperity.

Annually, CAMEO members serve about 21,000 very small businesses with training, business and credit assistance and loans. These firms – largely start-ups with less than five employees – support or create 37,000 new jobs in California.  And generate  a total of $1.5 billion in economic activity.  Additionally,

  • Federal taxes paid increased 35% over a five-year period.
  • Local small businesses have a multiplier effect on their local economies that is twice that of big national chains.

Source: Annual Member Survey