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Sign Our Letter to DBO; How Friendly Is California to Small Business?

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  • Sign the RBLC’s letter to DBO
  • Thumbtack’s Small Business Friendliness Survey
  • 25 Reasons to Value CAMEO 
  • This week’s Goodie highlight are tons of job opportunities, such as Institutional Giving Officer at Working Solutions.

Sign Our Letter to DBO

Today, the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) released its second round of proposed regulations to address how to enact SB 1235, the truth-in-lending legislation that passed thanks to our sector’s advocacy.

Fortunately, DBO accepted many of the Responsible Business Lending Coalition’s recommendations, including disclosing APR or estimated APR for all small business financing products. But more can still be done to further strengthen the proposed rules to protect small businesses in California.

Please sign the RBLC’s letter to DBO to endorse the RBLC’s recommendations.

How Friendly Is California to Small Business?

California's grade on Thumbtack's Small Business Friendliness Survey

Every year, professional services website Thumbtack conducts a survey of small business owners to get their perceptions of each state’s “small business friendliness” with regards to local policies and attitudes.​

Last year, California scored a D grade; and this year we didn’t fare much better, scoring a D+. The good news is that improvements were made on Training/Networking Programs and Government Websites, going from a D and an F to a C and a B-, respectively. But there’s still much work to be done on other fronts, especially Regulations, Tax Code, and Licensing.

25 Reasons to Value CAMEO

As we reflect on our 25 years of work in the sector, every week we are highlighting one of the 25 reasons (or more!) to value CAMEO. ​  

Reason #23: CAMEO’s many benefits for members include individualized support that ranges from microlending training to technical assistance and more.

What are the reasons you value CAMEO?

The Goodies

Professional Opportunities

Other Goodies

  • Free Webinar: The Federal Reserve Banks invite you to attend the “Small Business Credit Survey Webinar” on September 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm PT.  
  • Jobs: Working Solutions, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, and MEDA announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!