Goodies Only

Our Member Meeting has been fantastic. Thanks to all the speakers and participants. We will bring you a full update next week, but wanted to let you know about a few timely goodies coming up.

  • The Goodies – This week’s highlight includes: a free webinar by Susan Brown and JEDI on June 10, 2013 from 6:00-7:15pm. Learn more and register for Working Smart: How to Understand Your Profit and Loss Statements to Increase the Bottom Line.
  • Watch our video CAMEO Connects to illustrate the power of locally-grown small-businesses.

The Goodies

New opportunities for trainings, conference information, funding, scholarships, and other information that have crossed our desks since the last Must Know: I have posted a running tab of current Goodies on the CAMEO website that lists items that were in past emails. Check it out to make sure you’re not missing anything, like grants whose deadlines are still alive!

Member Kudos: Congratulations to California Capital who opened a new Women’s Business Center on Thursday, May 30 and brings much needed resources to the Sacramento area.

Member Kudos: Congratulations to Viola Gonzales, the CEO of AnewAmerica Community Corp, who was appointed to the Union Bank community advisory board.

Member Kudos: Opportunity Fund was on NBC Bay Area yesterday The story featured o their Start2Save program that combines financial education and savings incentives to help working families develop a life-long savings habit.

Free Webinar: (for your clients) – Working Smart: How to Understand Your Profit and Loss Statements to Increase the Bottom Line. Numbers tell stories when you know how to read them. In order to be sustainable and thrive, smart entrepreneurs turn to their financial statements to make empowered decisions. Questions to be answered:

  • How does understanding my financial statement help me?
  • What are some of the ABC’s so I can talk to my accountant and banker more easily?
  • What are some new ways for me to improve my profits that I can recognize through Profit and Loss (P&L) analysis?
  • How does P&L assessment help me grow?

Join Susan Brown and JEDI on June 10, 2013 from 6:00-7:15pm. Learn more and register. This webinar is presented by JEDI in collaboration with Arcata EDC, CAMEO, North Coast SBDC and West Company.

Refugee Microenterprise Development Grant: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced the availability of funds for the Refugee Microenterprise Development Project. ORR has supported microenterprise development projects since 1991 through the award of discretionary grants to a variety of public agencies, community economic development agencies, local mutual assistance associations, and voluntary agencies. Non-profits qualify. Applications are due June 10, 2013.

2013 Small Business Finance Forum: OFN hosts a CDFI conference focused on the small business sector on June 11-12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Remember CAMEO can offset some of the costs for this and other conferences. Contact Shufina English for more information.

National Small Business Week: Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The SBA has a great line-up of online events that we can participate in from California during the week of June 17.