500 California’s Microbusinesses Boosted

For Immediate Release Contact:  Heidi Pickman, 310-392-0211, hpickman@microbiz.org   500 California’s Microbusinesses Boosted FHLBank San Francisco’s AHEAD Program provides $500,000 for entrepreneurial training and access to capital so that very small businesses can start and thrive San Francisco, CA – More than 350 businesses will benefit as a result of grants from the Federal Home

Microbusiness Pioneer, Claudia Viek, Wins Trailblazer Award

What: Microbusiness pioneer, Claudia Viek wins Robert A. McNeely Trailblazer Award Who: Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity) When: Thursday, March 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Why: Viek has been a pioneer in the micro sector for over 30 years,

Microbusiness Network Applauds Establishment of California Desert Monuments

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2016 Contact: Heidi Pickman, Communications Director, 310.392.0211 hpickman@microbiz.org Protected lands expected to increase tourism and boost microbusinesses San Francisco, CA – CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity) applauds the announcement that President Obama this week is designating three new national monuments in the California desert – Mojave Trails, Sand

CAMEO Launches Campaign For BBOR

What Is the Small Business Borrower’s Bill Of Rights ? CAMEO Launches Campaign to Educate California’s Small Business Leaders and Electeds on What Good Small Business Lending Looks Like Contact: Heidi Pickman hpickman@microbiz.org 310-392-0211 San Francisco, CA – Small businesses have trouble accessing capital to grow their businesses.  Traditional banks don’t loan under $250,000 anymore.

Designate Mojave Resources as National Monuments for Local Microbusinesses

For Immediate Release Contact: Heidi Pickman, 415-992-4484 Press Statement by Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO Support for the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains to be designated as national monuments on the heels of the October 13th Whitewater, CA public listening session California’s Mojave Desert has over a million visitors a year. Regional microbusinesses

Governor Brown Signs SB 197

Increases Access to Affordable Capital for California’s Small Business Owners Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, California Governor Brown signed into law SB 197, which increases access to affordable capital for California’s 3.6 million small and microbusiness owners. The law helps small business owners to learn about responsible financing options at reasonable rates and that

Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as SBA Administrator

Senate Confirms Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA Today the Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). CAMEO congratulates Administrator Contreras-Sweet as she takes on this important new role. Administrator Contreras-Sweet spoke at CAMEO’s 2009 Viva! Event and is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Latino

Small Business Saturday and Go Local

CAMEO Supports Small Business Saturday and the ‘Go Local’ Movement Local small businesses need three basic things to start, grow and thrive: connections to customers, small amounts of capital, business coaching and training. This holiday season, CAMEO supports ‘Go Local’ campaigns that support small business and the microbusiness development infrastructure that sustains them. Campaigns That

‘Shop Local’ Movement

Local small businesses need three basic things to start, grow and thrive: connections to customers, small amounts of capital, business coaching and training. This holiday season, CAMEO supports ‘Go Local’ campaigns that support small business and the microbusiness development infrastructure that sustains them. Campaigns That Promote Local and Independent Businesses: Shop local on Small Business