The Government Shutdown; Save the Date!; Disaster Recovery Update

In this Must Know…

The Shutdown and Us

According to a report by House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez, the government shutdown has led SBA to cease its activities for the 7(a) and 504 loan programs, as well as the Microloan program. For contractors, a shutdown prevents agencies from entering into any new contracts, including those with small businesses. Furloughing employees also has impacted contracting resources such as FedBizOpps and FPDS, which slows down the bid process. 
CalNonprofits wants to understand the impact the shutdown is having on nonprofits and their communities. Please take 5 minutes to share.  Please copy and paste your comments and email Daniela.

It Takes A Network

2019 is CAMEO’s 25th Anniversary! To celebrate, we’re announcing It Takes A Network – our theme for 2019.
Also, we will hold our first West Coast microbusiness conference on September 16-17, 2019.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for an RFP for sessions! We’ can’t wait to show you the great things we have planned this year.

Disaster Recovery Update

Two months after the Woolsey and Camp Fires started, SBA continues to offer loans to businesses affected. Applications for those that sustained physical damage are due TOMORROW – January 11, 2019.
Other CAMEO members and partner organizations have also been hard at work providing counseling, loans, and grants. Learn more about their efforts here.

The Goodies

Webinars & Workshops

For Your Clients

  • Beginning on January 1, 2019, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will be assessing penalties on businesses which do not electronically file certain tax forms.
  • GO-Biz is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit.
  • 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.

Professional Development

Other Goodies