CAMEO Blog

Our latest blog posts on micro-business.

  • CAMEO Members Help Companies Save Over 20,000 Jobs August 5, 2020
    Thanks to Ryan Doria for this blog post. The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in late March to help companies keep their employees on the payroll as they ...
  • DBO Expansion Hearing: We Need You to Testify August 5, 2020
    CAMEO has been working on responsible business lending policy with our colleagues at the RBLC and now is the time for you to step in to stop predatory lending to our small ...
  • Interview: Cristina Garcia, Women Vets On Point July 31, 2020
    When Cristina Garcia retired from the military after 24 years of service, she was scared of what would come next. “The last few months of my active duty I was ...
  • EA Virtual Meetup: Discrimination in Small Business Lending July 30, 2020
    Entrepreneurship Advantage is holding monthly meetups to share COVID-19 resources, discuss challenges and strategies, and find ways to support each other. One major challenge: Black and brown businesses have been ...
  • Advocacy Day 2020 Recap July 30, 2020
    Thanks to more than 60 registrants who made our first virtual Advocacy Day a success. A special thanks goes to the amazing women who are leading California on issues of ...
  • Small Business Recovery Legislation – What’s Happening at the Federal Level? July 29, 2020
    This week, there is a lot of movement at the federal level to approve more funding for small business recovery. Senate Republicans unveiled a package of bills that would provide ...
  • FY2021 Federal Appropriations to Date July 16, 2020
    The House FY2021 appropriations bills have passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. A full House vote is the next stop. Senate appropriators have delayed bill markups over fears that ...
  • Robert Gnaizda Will Be Missed July 15, 2020
    It is with sadness that we write this news: Robert Gnaizda passed on July 11, 2020. Our hearts go out to Claudia Viek, CAMEO’s former CEO, and Robert’s family. Bob, as friends ...
  • State Budget Provisions for Small Business July 1, 2020
    Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget. The budget focuses on offsetting the impacts of COVID-19, but includes significant assistance ...
  • Freelancing in America 2019: The Independent Workforce Before COVID-19 June 29, 2020
    Since 2014, Upwork and Freelancers Union have published “Freelancing in America,” about the country’s independent workforce. The just-released 2019 report sheds light on the direction of independent workers for the ...

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