Success Stories

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.

CAMEO’s Faces of Entrepreneurship

Each year, CAMEO celebrates the invaluable contribution small and micro-businesses make to California by honoring the Faces of Entrepreneurship. Each recipient has worked closely with a nominating CAMEO member, and has made significant contributions to their community, giving back some of the help and support they received.

Congratulations to the 2014 Faces of Entrepreneurship winners!

Previous winners

California’s Micro-business Success Stories

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Faces of Entrepreneurship

2015 Success Stories

  • Michael Barriere, BarrierEnergy Associates – Inspired by the economic downturn to diversify his development agency, Michael Barriere turned to Women’s Economic Ventures for the training and microloans he needed to launch BarrierEnergy Associates.

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