Annual Survey

Collecting data and reporting outcomes is as integral to our industry as training and lending.


Many major banks are not offering business loans under $250,000. CAMEO’s network of microlenders are stepping up to fill this financing gap for California’s smallest businesses.

Working with WIBs

Members are encouraged and supported to initiate and build relationships with their local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) to serve California’s unemployed entrepreneurs.

Veterans: Be Your Own Boss (BYOB)

Entrepreneurship is a great option for veterans who know what it takes to succeed, but may need flexibility.

Think Big! Women Entrepreneurs

¡Viva! was launched in 2007 to provide training, technical assistance, and peer support to help CAMEO members better reach and serve the Latino market of entrepreneurs. In 2011, we changed focus to spotlight women of color entrepreneurs and in 2012, we focused on women veterans.  In 2013, we focused on women and food businesses.

Connection and Collaborations

Training: workshops, webinars, individualized programs and organizational assistance


Workshops and webinars to promote scale and sustainability of MDOs and to ensure the quality of services to micro-business clients.

Individualized Training Contracts

CAMEO further supports capacity building by offering individualized training contracts to member organizations to support their respective needs for further training and leadership development of their staff.

Organizational Technical Assistance

CAMEO works with members on a short-term basis to address a specific issue or help launch a larger effort.



CA-SETI is the California Self Employment Tax Initiative; a national program with CFED to reach large numbers of entrepreneurs via collaborations with IRS VITA sites or local H&R Block offices. Learn more about CA-SETI.