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Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)

For over 35 years the Golden Gate Business Association has grown, promoted and increased the visibility of San Francisco Bay Area LGBT businesses and those businesses in the community that support them. With over 30 educational programs and networking events per year, as well as targeted promotion, the GGBA empowers its members to thrive in business. Visit the GGBA at for more information and a full calendar of events. For more information, visit:


LAM is a multi-platform network connecting Latino professionals online and in person. Through a social media network and inspiring events, LAM creates strong and dynamic opportunities for like-minded individuals to foster valuable relationships. We serve as a resource for local Hispanic associations, corporations, and businesses in developing their workforce pipeline and establishing brand presence. For more information, go to:

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) mission is simple – we support the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco. Under the direction of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business attraction and retention, neighborhood commercial revitalization, international business and development planning.

OEWD’s programs are responsible for strengthening San Francisco’s many diverse neighborhoods and commercial corridors, creating a business climate where companies can grow and prosper, and ensuring a continually high quality of life for all San Franciscans.

By providing one point of contact for a variety of essential City programs and services, OEWD’s goal is to ensure that San Francisco will always be what it is today: one of the best places on the planet to live, work and play.
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Office of Small Business / Small Business Commission

The Small Business Commission and Office of Small Business function as the City’s central point of information and assistance to small businesses in San Francisco. The office provides direct services through customized one-on-one assistance, collaborations with other City agencies and referrals to various small business resources to help San Francisco businesses succeed and flourish. Recently, we’ve introduced the San Francisco Business Portal, our City’s primary online business resource. The Portal provides comprehensive information, customized kits and tailored tools to help entrepreneurs easily navigate through ways to start, manage and grow a business. For more information, visit: or

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Renaissance provides comprehensive small business training and support services which include small business training classes on the introductory, business planning and advanced levels, online training, an onsite small business incubator, skills business and industry specific workshops, loan packaging and access to capital, one one one consulting. Renaissance is also the San Francisco’s US Small Business Administration’s Women Business Center. For more information, go to:

San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC)

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce is one of California’s most influential minority business organizations, representing and promoting African American business owners in San Francisco. Through advocacy and economic development, SFAACC is creating a firm economic base that supports the self-determination and survival of African American businesses. SFAACC is a non-profit 501c6 corporation. For more information, go to:

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is San Francisco’s most vibrant business network. The mission is to attract, support, and grow business through advocacy, economic development, and business development. Serving small business for 162 years, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce represents all business. For more information, visit

San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations (SFCDMA)

The Council is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and enhancement of San Francisco’s Business Community and brings together nearly twenty diverse neighborhood business organizations, giving small business owners a broad base of support. As a host of San Francisco’s Small Business Week, we help to celebrate the success of small business – the very backbone of San Francisco’s economy. For more information, go to:

San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA)

The San Francisco Economic Development Alliance is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations that provide training, funding and ongoing support for small and micro businesses in San Francisco. Our mission is to help low- and moderate-income San Franciscans improve their quality of life by strengthening small businesses and micro-enterprises. We achieve this mission by formalizing referrals between organizations, actively advocating at the City level for small businesses, leveraging resources and best practices and maintaining meaningful partnerships. For more information, go to:

San Francisco Small Business Development Center

The San Francisco Small Business Development Center helps individuals start, manage and grow their businesses. We provide free, confidential one-on-one customized consulting services and training workshops in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese to established businesses and certain start-ups in San Francisco. Our team of professional consultants are not only counselors but also business owners with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a variety of industries such as restaurant and specialty food service, fashion retail and manufacturing, wholesale, technology and social media, government contracting, among others. For more information, go to:

San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation ( is a 501(c)6 organization created to leverage the power of the technology community as a force for civic action in San Francisco. supports innovative policies and works collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and consolidate a voice in promotion of tech sector interests and growth. boasts over 800 member companies and organizations. For more information, go to:

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States. For more information, visit

USF Gellert Family Business Resource Center

The University of San Francisco’s Gellert Family Business Center provides family-owned businesses with access to networking, an open exchange of strategic and practical family business information and advances in the field of family business research, education, and scholarship.For more information, go to:

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. For more information, go to:

Main Street Launch

Since 1979, we have empowered small business owners in the Bay Area, beginning in Oakland and expanding to serve San Francisco and veteran-owned businesses in California. Through our core services of business advising and loans up to $250,000 to new and existing businesses, we help small businesses expand in size, increase their profits, and reach their goals. We are honored to work with successful, innovative, and community-oriented entrepreneurs. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives and communities. In the last 10 years we’ve made 600 loans that totaled more than $41,000,000. Our borrowers have created thousands of new local jobs. For more information, go to