Small Business Saturday Success and Two Important Surveys

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Small Business Saturday Was a Success

Small Business Saturday was a resounding success. On November 24, shoppers visited small, independent retailers and restaurants and reported spending an estimated $17.8 billion – a record high, according to a recent survey. 

In California, CAMEO members and friends encouraged clients to participate in Small Business Saturday. Opportunity Fund’s CEO, Luz Urrutia, wrote on the importance of supporting women entrepreneurs this holiday season. Meanwhile, Oakland Grown created a special shopping guide for the East Bay area, many of them clients of CAMEO members. If you have a local holiday gift guide please email it to Daniela and we will post on our blog.

Read more about how Small Business Saturday 2018 helped small businesses.

Federal Reserve Credit Survey

CAMEO is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses. This short survey will take approximately nine minutes and will ask about business conditions, financing needs, and credit experiences. The survey closes December 21, 2018Please ask your clients to complete it.

Survey on California’s State Funding

As you know, 71 CAMEO members received part of GoBiz’s $17 million allocated to business assistance centers.  Whether you received funds or not, it’s important for us to hear your thoughts about the process – both positive and negative. 

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