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Business Assistance Is First Step to Access Capital

Washington, D.C (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Almost half (47%) of small business owners say that access to credit is currently a problem for their business, according a new national poll released today by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity). In California and the rest of the West,

Claudia Awarded Women in Business Champion

San Francisco, CA – Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO, won the Women in Business Champion of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Small Business Administration and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for National Small Business Week (June 17-21). Ms. Viek was nominated by the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, a CAMEO member.

CAMEO and Kiva Collaboration Launches

CAMEO and Kiva Partnership Boosts Access to Crowdfunded Microloans for Small Businesses San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 CAMEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, and Kiva announce a collaboration that brings crowdfunded microloans to more small businesses in California. Growing the region’s micro-business sector is a key component for job growth and building

Progress on AB 152!

Progress on California Bill to Help the Unemployed Start Small Businesses CAMEO, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, announces that AB 152, a bill to help the unemployed start their own small business, passed the California Assembly Insurance Committee today. The bill was authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D–Davis) and sponsored by CAMEO. AB

Micro-Business Take On The SOTU

Micro-Business Response to President Obama’s State of The Union According his State of The Union speech, President Obama is serious about job creation, but he neglected to emphasize the role of start-up and small businesses. He also failed to mention the policies that that create more businesses and recognize that self-employment and very small businesses

A Fond Farewell to SBA Leaders

CAMEO Bids Small Business Administration Leaders a Fond Farewell Karen Mills and Marie Johns, number 1 and number 2 (respectively) at the Small Business Administration have both resigned within days of each other. CAMEO recognizes the work they have done to bolster small business, open up the capital markets, serve entrepreneurs and promote job creation

New Bill to Help Unemployed BYOB

Build Your Own Small Business Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Imagine someone over 55 years old, he/she was laid off and jobs like theirs have disappeared. So what to do? Start a small business. California Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D–Davis) introduced AB 152 today that was sponsored by CAMEO, the California Association for Micro Enterprise

Veterans Day Present for Women Veterans

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2012 The unemployment rate for veterans went down from 8.1% in September 2011 to 6.7% in September 2012, but dig deeper and the numbers for women veterans don’t look so good. Unemployment for women veterans went from 9.7% in September 2011 to 13.2% in September 2012. And it’s even

Unemployment Numbers Point to BYOBoss

CAMEO Campaign Helps Unemployed be Your Own Boss! and Start Small or Micro-Business! While today’s unemployment numbers show promise for the economy, the number of long-term unemployed remains steady. Let’s focus on helping those with entrepreneurial potential to start their own small businesses and support CAMEO’s Help Unemployed BeYourOwnBoss campaign. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September