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

AB 2314 Moves

Download a Letter of Support for AB 2314 DATEThe Honorable Cottie Petrie-NorrisCalifornia State Assembly, AD 74P.O. Box 942849Sacramento, CA 94249-0074 Re: AB 2314 (Petrie-Norris) Small Business Borrower Bill of Rights – SUPPORTDear Assemblymember Petrie-Norris: On behalf of [Organization], I write in strong support of AB 2314, which would require anycommercial financing products that leverage state funding—such

Trust & Access to Capital

Survey collected from our colleagues at Reimagine Main Street. The last two years have taken a tremendous toll on small businesses and challenges persist for many entrepreneurs. Small businesses that do not have a financial cushion or a source of external financingremain at risk. Against this backdrop, Reimagine Main Street sought to better understand capital

Workforce Mental Health Playbook

From our colleagues at Health Action Alliance During Mental Health Awareness Month, the Health Action Alliance, in partnership with the Ad Council, One Mind and Mental Health Action Day, launched a brand new Workplace Mental Health Playbook –– a comprehensive guide to help organizations meet today’s unique workplace mental health challenges. Here are five ways this new resource

California FY22-23 May Revised Budget

California expects a record budget surplus of nearly $100 Billion. GRANTS New programs $500 million one-time General Fund in 2022-23 for the California Small Business Hard-Hit Industries Grant Program administered by the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), within GO-Biz, to provide additional relief to those small businesses most affected by the pandemic. This

Central Coast Regional Meeting

CAMEO was thrilled to co-host our first in-person regional meeting since February 2020 at Brews-N-Krew in Salinas with our Central Coast members last Friday. A big thank you to Assemblymember Robert Rivas for attending and listening to the stories of small business owners and concerns of our members. Carmen Herrera-Mansir, a CAMEO board member and

Advocacy Day 2022 Recap

Unmasking Economic Justice for a Small Business Recovery Thanks to the approximately 100 people who attended last week’s Advocacy Day! The feedback we received from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, so thank you. Our new advocates found out that it wasn’t that scary. We started the morning talking about the SSBCI program with Ron Kelly. The

This Week in Washington

The House passed five bi-partisan small business bills earlier this week including reauthorization for the Women’s Business Center Program and SCORE and improvements for the Small Business Development Centers. A list is below of the small business bills that passed. They will now move to the Senate. H.R. 6454 – Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2022 (Rep.

Take Action: Support Federal TILA

Please support Small Business Lending Disclosure Act of 2021 (HR 6054 / S 3235). This federal bill, based on the BBoR, would ensure that all small businesses seeking financing have the information they need to make informed decisions. Timely Action Needed in the House: The House bill, H.R. 6054, is on the docket of the House Financial Services Committee