CAMEO’s mission and vision for micro-enterprise in California
Support start-up microbusiness, build wealth, and create strong California communities.
|MISSION STATEMENT||To grow a thriving ecosystem of support for underserved entrepreneurs.|
|VISION STATEMENT||All 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