Shutdowns Hurt Small Businesses; 25 Reasons to Value CAMEO and Training Opportunities!

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Shutdowns Hurt Small Businesses

The government has been reopened until February 15. But its effects will continue to be felt for a long time. Cash flow, access to capital, and the inability to collect payments were only a few of the many challenges California businesses faced during this shutdown. The closure of the SBA meant that nationwide about 5,000 business loans were submitted and now need to be processed in addition to the loans that are made this month. Small Business Majority CEO John Arenmeyer called the shutdown “a trifecta of pain for small businesses.” Read more on our blog post – “Shutdowns Hurt Small Businesses.

CAMEO will be sending a letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, urging them to support legislation to prevent federal government shutdowns in the future. Please sign on to the letter – send an email to Daniela with a ‘yes, include me on the letter.’ Keeping the federal government open is vital to the small businesses that support California’s economy.

25 Reasons to Value CAMEO

This year is our 25th anniversary! It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the work that has been done by our staff, members, and partners. 
As part of our network of organizations and individuals that support small businesses, we’d love for you to tell us the reasons you value CAMEO. Email Daniela or post on Facebook with your thoughts.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

CAMEO is offering several training programs right around the corner! Don’t forget to register for:

The Goodies

Professional Opportunities

For Your Clients

  • Applications are open for the Social Enterprise Alliance’s “Pave a Path Scholarship.” Deadline to apply is February 24, 2019
  • California FarmLink is hosting their annual Farm Finance Expo in Clovis, CA on February 28, 2019.
  • GO-Biz is 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.
Online Trainings

Other Goodies