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State of Independence Grows in 2014

  • State of Independence Grows in 2014
  • WOVEN: Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Network
  • The Goodies – This week’s highlight is the Here’s the Money! Access to Capital Business Expo in San Francisco. The details: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Only $10 to Register! Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.

State of Independence Grows in 2014

Our friends from Emergent Research and MBO Partners released their 2014 State of Independence in America report. The numbers of independent workers have grown to 17.9 million, which is up 12.5% from the first year of the study in 2011. The majority of these workers are full-time (35+ hours per week) and continue to choose this path even though the economy is recovering and traditional hiring is on the upswing. The report shows,

… for the first time the disparate realities hidden in the shades of independent work. Clear implications for workers, for hiring companies, for consumers and for those that study workforce policy and change are evident in the data on these related groups. What binds them together? Where do their experiences converge and pull apart? Why did each choose the path and will they stay on it? What is the total population growth?

In the future, CAMEO will be highlighting findings from this report as they relate to microbusiness development. We encourage our members to use this data to promote your impacts in your communities.

WOVEN: Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Network

CAMEO invites you, your staff, and your women veteran clients to a special intensive business training as part of Veterans Small Business Week. As many staff members as possible should attend from your organization. We are bringing in some dynamic speakers who will present cutting edge information and the rich content for which CAMEO is famous. It’s an excellent professional development opportunity that will enable you to better serve your clients. Learn more about the day’s agenda and the event.

WOVEN-ButtonNovember 6, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 Figueroa St, Los Angeles

The registration fee of $40 includes a full day of training, continental breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes.

We need your help to spread the word about this great event. Download a WOVEN flyer, forward it to your local veteran groups; print it and pass out at your events; send an email to your mailing list.

The Goodies

New opportunities for training, conference information, funding, scholarships, and other information that have crossed our desks since the last Must Know. I have posted a running tab of current Industry Goodies on the CAMEO website that lists items that were in past emails. Check it out to make sure you’re not missing anything, like grants whose deadlines are still alive!

For Your Clients: VEDC hosts Here’s the Money! Access to Capital Business Expo in San Francisco. At the Expo your clients will learn about the different sources for funding, how to grow their business capital, how to expand and/or improve their existing business, and much more! The details: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Only $10 to Register! Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.

New Article: Janie Barrera and Celina Pena of Accion published Building Wealth and Stability through Entrepreneurship. The discuss how “for low-income entrepreneurs, going into business is not only about the spirit of entrepreneurship – it is about the practical goal of supporting one’s family.” It’s one of about a dozen articles in the latest edition of Community Investments published by the Federal Reserve of San Francisco.

Healthcare Webinars: The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are helping businesses navigate health care through the webinar series What the Healthcare Law Means For Your California Small Business . It’s every two weeks in English and monthly in Spanish. The next ones are on October 22, 2014 at 10:00am and October 22 , 2014 at 1:00pm respectively.

Economic Forecast Conference: Beacon Economics hosts the 2014 Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference on October 23, 2014 from 7:00-11:00am at The Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501. CAMEO members receive a discount price of $100 by entering “cameo14” when registering.

Professional Development: The Aspen Institute’s leadership development initiative for emerging leaders in the U.S. microbusiness field – Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness (ELM^2)– offers a powerful and productive learning opportunity for high potential staff. Thanks to the continued support of Capital One, FIELD announces that the Request for Applications for its third class of fellows is now available online. Applications are due November 14, 2014.

New Report: FIELD, in partnership with the Citi Foundation, is pleased to announce the release of the newest findings from the Asset Building through Credit Pilot. The demonstration project worked with five microenterprise programs to test the delivery of secured card, combined with credit coaching, as a tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs to build their credit and move toward their business goals.

CAMEO White Paper: Read the CAMEO White Paper: Do-It-Yourself Economic Growth: How Communities Can Cultivate Their Talent and Thrive.