Micro Census Is Still Open; CalSavers Webinar

In this Must Know…
  • The Micro Census is open! Read Last Year’s Report
  • Join us for the CalSavers Webinar on October 23.
  • Community Advantage Comments
  • This week’s highlight is a new book by Prosperity Now founder Robert E. Friedman – “A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity.”

The Micro Census is Open! Read Last Year’s Report

CAMEO partners with FIELD at the Aspen Institute to conduct a census of California’s microbusiness programs using the microTracker platform. 
CAMEO members that fill out the Census by the end of October will receive $100 toward lunch for their staff. (Yes, we extended the date.)
Take advantage of this opportunity like EDFC’s staff who ate at Patrona in Ukaih. Email Andrew when you’ve completed your survey for your ‘free lunch’ as well as help on filling out the Census. Andrew can also help you and your organization complete the survey.
To get an idea of what information we glean from the microTracker census, download our in-depth analysis of last year’s census data, which was recently published. You’ll find a lot of interesting information about the state of the CAMEO network and the overall trend of the micro sector in California.
Read more about the benefits of filling out microTracker and the analysis of last year’s census on our blog post – MicroTracker: Fill Out This Year’s Census and Review 2017 Census Results.

CalSavers Webinar

CAMEO, Small Business Majority, and the California SBDC Network invite you to hear about CalSavers – a retirement savings program that your clients can provide their employees for free! Learn how the CalSavers program works and how you can educate your clients about this fantastic new program. Please pass this flyer on to any employer who may be interested in the pilot program.
Register for CalSavers – California’s Free Retirement Program for Your Clients on October 23, 2018, at 2:00 pm.

Community Advantage Comments

The SBA is extending the Community Advantage (CA) Pilot Program until September 30, 2022, in order to further evaluate the program. SBA is also placing a moratorium on accepting new Community Advantage Lender applications, limiting fees that can be collected from an applicant for a CA loan, and revising other program requirements.
SBA is soliciting comments from interested members of the public on all aspects of the CA Pilot Program. Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2018
CAMEO has written comments that you can use as a reference for your own comments.

The Goodies

New Research
For Your Clients

Professional Opportunities

Other Goodies