CAMEO Blog

Our latest blog posts on micro-business.

  • New Responsible Lending Policy Wins November 23, 2021
    On November 18, 2021 Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the bicameral Small Business Lending Disclosure Act. This ...
  • PCV’s Oakland Restorative Loan Fund November 22, 2021
    There is a new resource for Oakland small business owners: $2.5 million in no fee, zero-interest loans are now available through PCV’s Oakland Restorative Loan Fund. Loans are available from ...
  • Entrepreneurship Advantage November Virtual Meetup: Let’s celebrate a year of hard work! November 18, 2021
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LviSL-n3jf0 About Entrepreneurship Advantage is a Los Angeles-based collaboration that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs thrive. We had our last Entrepreneurship Advantage Virtual Meetup of the year! We learned about The South Los ...
  • State Support for Small Business: Tax Credits, Venue Grants, and More November 11, 2021
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has released two very important sets of rules regarding business incentives available through the state. First, the California Venues Grant Program is open ...
  • Entrepreneurship Advantage October Virtual Meetup: Combating Commercial Displacement November 8, 2021
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSbJXtgbpTQ About Entrepreneurship Advantage is a Los Angeles-based collaboration that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs thrive. In this month’s meet up, we explored a local issue that could be affecting your clients, gentrification. What ...
  • Black Women Business Startups November 4, 2021Black Women Business Startups
    According to the US Census from 2002-12, the number of businesses owned by black women increased 179 percent compared with 52 percent for all women-owned businesses and 20 percent for ...
  • CAMEO’s California Relief Grant Cohort Rocked It November 4, 2021CAMEO's California Relief Grant Cohort Rocked It
    The California Relief Grant launched over the Christmas season of 2020 and ended on September 30, 2021, with the state granting $4 billion to California small businesses.  CAMEO played two main ...
  • 2021 Wrap-Up: 8 New CA Laws Impact Nonprofits October 28, 2021
    Thanks to our colleagues at CalNonprofits who pulled together the legislation that California passed in the FY 20-21 legislative session that will affect nonprofits. AB 488 Under this new law, ...
  • California Ranks 15th in Prosperity Now’s Scorecard October 20, 2021California Ranks 15th in Prosperity Now’s Scorecard
    Our colleagues at Prosperity Now prepare an annual Scorecard on the state of economic inequality.  The Scorecard is “a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health, racial economic inequality ...
  • Commercial Eviction Moratorium Ends October 13, 2021
    The Governor’s Executive Order on commercial the eviction moratorium, expired on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Thus, ended the protections that prevented commercial evictions of small businesses and non-profit organizations for ...

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