2018 Microlenders Forum: Exploring Future Directions in a Fluid Environment

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2018 Microlenders Forum: Exploring Future Directions in a Fluid Environment


When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 · 9:30am - 3:30pm PST


Google Foundation 188 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA


With change as the new normal, this Microlenders Forum will explore how we can create stability and sustainability for our organizations, while serving California's small and microbusinesses.

  • The Fed Survey Results on Small Business Credit Needs in California - Jiwon Kim, SF Federal Reserve
  • The Advantages of Community Advantage for Microlending - Mark Quinn
  • Future of Partnerships with the CDFI Industry - Bankers Panel
  • New Tech Tools: Lending Front and Pacific Community Ventures

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The Microlenders Forum is part of CAMEO's Microlending Academy, which brings forth new trends and technology and supports our members to expand their capacity, skills, capital resources and technology adoption.

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CAMEO's mission is to grow a healthy, vibrant, thriving environment for all entrepreneurs and start-up businesses by advancing the work of our statewide member network. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for all entrepreneurs, to build wealth and strong California communities. Our member organizations provide entrepreneurs with small and micro-business financing such as loans and credit, technical assistance and business management training. CAMEO members annually serve 15,000 very small businesses with training, business and credit assistance and loans. These firms – largely start-ups with less than five employees – support or create 35,000 new jobs in California. These very small businesses create a total of $1billion in economic activity. Federal taxes paid increased 35% over a five-year period. Local small businesses have a multiplier effect on their local economies that is twice that of big national chains.

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