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Industry Resources

Micro-Business and Small Business Industry Organizations and Associations


CAMEO collaborates with other organizations. Together we create a solid infrastructure that is crucial to the success of the micro sector.

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Association for Enterprise Opportunity
AEO is the national counterpart to CAMEO.  They advocate in DC and are working to support Micro Enterprise on a national level.
Business Ownership Initiative
The BOI works to build understanding and strengthen the role of business ownership as an economic opportunity strategy. We work closely with micro- and small business practitioners and the institutions that invest in them around the US to build knowledge and strengthen practice by exploring innovation, conducting research, evaluating new ideas, and supporting leaders. The initiative houses EOP’s longstanding work to support the US microenterprise development industry. BOI also serves as a resource to donors and investors interested in microenterprise in the United States. A Micro Enterprise research project of the Aspen Institute.
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business association, the CHCC represents the interest of over 800,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses.
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The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
CDFI is a program of the U.S. Treasury Department. Its mission is to expand the capacity of financial institutions to provide credit, capital, and financial services to under-served populations and communities in the United States.
Credit Builders Alliance
CBA serves as a unique and vital bridge between their members and the major credit reporting agencies (CRAs). Their core services, CBA Reporter and CBA Access, provide nonprofits with both the ability and critical technical assistance to report loan data to the CRAs and to pull low-cost client credit reports for the purposes of financial education, outcome tracking, and underwriting. In addition to these core services — which are essential to helping individuals and families build credit histories and scores — CBA offers practitioners hands-on credit building trainings, innovative tools, and forums for sharing with and learning from each other.
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Kauffman Foundation
Kauffman helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.
Prosperity Now
Prosperity Now believes that everyone deserves a chance to prosper. Since 1979, we have helped make it possible for millions of people, especially people of color and those of limited incomes, to achieve financial security, stability and, ultimately, prosperity. We offer a unique combination of scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions, all aimed at building wealth for those who need it most.
Public Policy Institute of California
PPIC is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
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Small Business Administration
The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government which aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, and preserves free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Small Business California
SBC is a proactive, non-partisan business advocacy organization whose only agenda is the well being of California small businesses. Working for all California small businesses for a better business environment. SB-Cal is responsive to the needs of California small business owners.
Small Business Majority
SBM is an advocacy group founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. We actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of solutions that promote small business growth and drive a strong economy. We advocate for policies that create jobs and maximize business opportunities and cost savings in healthcare reform, clean energy, access to capital and other areas.

Capacity Building

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