Carolina Martinez is the CEO of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), a California’s statewide association that represents over 220 lenders, training programs, job creators, agencies and individuals dedicated to furthering Microbusiness development in the state. CAMEO advocates for its members and builds their capacity to support the more than 21,000 very small businesses they serve.
Mrs. Martinez has over 12 years of experience working in economic development and business consulting. Her vision has been defined by the variety of experiences she’s had with nonprofits and universities in South and North America. She has developed bilingual, culturally appropriate entrepreneurial training programs; trained and coached pre-venture and startups; developed international networks promoting partnerships among private corporations that boost industries; provided consulting services to vulnerable communities to explore entrepreneurship as a way to generate wealth; and owned her own business consulting firm.
Before moving to California in 2017, Mrs. Martinez was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs and served as Chairwoman for the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce in Pennsylvania.
February 12, 2019
With the Shutdown Looming Again, Lawmakers Should Remember Microbusinesses are Resilient, not Unbreakable
A recent CNBC article detailed how many small businesses that were adversely affected by the shutdown are struggling to move on.