California’s Micro-Businesses Create Jobs, Build Neighborhoods and Transform Lives
Annually CAMEO members serve about 21,000 very small businesses with training, technical assistance and loans. These firms – largely start-ups with less than five employees – support/create 37,000 jobs for California’s economy.
When very small businesses succeed, they create jobs, they build their neighborhoods and communities so that California can thrive.
California’s Micro-business Success Stories
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2014 Success Stories
- Christy & Al Kroell, ChristyAl PlaquesThanks to training from an SBA SCORE chapter and a timely loan from Fresno CDFI, veterans Christy and Al Kroell were able to purchase the laser engraver they needed to launch their small business.
- Vana Barberis, Nirvana CaféVana Barberis drew on the network of speakers, teachers, and experts offered by Women’s Economic Ventures to get her cafe on a solid footing.
- Gregory King, Postcards – Gregory King had an MBA and years of experience in the corporate world, but the help he received from Pacific Coast Regional helped take Postcards, his soul food truck micro-business, from idea to reality.