Online Learning Webinar TODAY!; CAMEO Is Turning 25; State Policy Outlook

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A Must Do: Online Learning for Micro Business T.A.

Join our Third Thursday webinar, A Must Do: Online Learning for Micro Business TA TODAY at 2:00 pm.

Online learning is exploding. The industry will reach $325 billion in the next 5 years. This year, as part of our Coaching Academy we will focus on implementing online learning in our space.

On this first webinar we’ll discuss the following:
  • What online learning means to the microbusiness field
  • Why is it important for your organization to go online
  • How you can use online learning to empower your clients
  • How does the role of a training organization change
  • New tools for delivering business training (and how they differ from traditional training)

We’re Turning 25!

It’s the start of a new year, filled with plans and goals and hopes for the future. For us at CAMEO, 2019 is extra special: we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary.
To commemorate this milestone, we are building a brand-new website. But before it’s ready, we want your input. Please fill out this short survey and let us know what you’d like to see on our new site.

The State Policy Outlook in 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke about small businesses in his inaugural address on January 7. This kicks off a hopeful outlook for our sector in 2019. JEDE released a summary of small business items in the Governor’s proposed 2019-20 budget which includes funding for the Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program and the Capital Infusion Program. Learn more about the budget and other state policy news as it relates to small and microbiz.

The Goodies

Professional Development

Reports & Resources

  • CalNonprofits has partnered with human resources expert ThinkHR to provide free tools and trainings to their members
  • The 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity outlines the California Economic Summit’s plans to advance progress in the state.
  • Upwork and Freelancers Union released their 5th annual “Freelancing in America” report, a comprehensive measure of the independent workforce.

For Your Clients

  • Applications are open for the Social Enterprise Alliance’s “Pave a Path Scholarship” for emerging entrepreneurs. Deadline to apply is February 24, 2019
  • GO-Biz is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit. Deadline is March 25, 2019.
  • The Specialty Food Business Summit takes place on April 7-9, 2019 in Chicago. It is the ultimate conference for building a specialty food or beverage company.

Other Goodies