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American Express: Enriching Lives and Building Business Success

We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we hear from American Express. What the mission of American Express?  American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that […]

american express customers in a flower shop

San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations (SFCDMA): Advocate For, Support & Promote Small Business

#SFSBW2018 asked some of our small business resources to share insights, best practices, and examples of how they help small business owners flourish. Today we hear from the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations (SFCDMA).   What are your organization’s recent accomplishments that demonstrate how you have helped the […]

San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations (SFCDMA) group photo

PG&E: Together, Building A Better California

We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we hear from Megan Porter, Sr. Marketing Strategist at PG&E.   How does PG&E support and engage the small business community? Two years ago PG&E launched a program […]

PG&E group photo

Main Street Launch: Empowering Entrepreneurs with Capital, Education, and Relationships

#SFSBW2018 asked some of our small business resources to share insights, best practices, and examples of how they help small business owners flourish. Today we hear from Karla De Leon, Vice President of Economic and Business Development at Main Street Launch. What are some of Main Street Launch’s accomplishments that demonstrate […]

Main Street Launch: Empowering Entrepreneurs with Capital, Education, and Relationships

CleanPowerSF: “It’s Easier Than Ever to Make a Positive Impact”

We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we hear from Marina Parsos, Communications Manager at CleanPowerSF. Operated by the City of San Francisco through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, CleanPowerSF is a partnership with PG&E […]

CleanPowerSF: "It's Easier Than Ever to Make a Positive Impact"

Bay Area Development Company: Helping Clients Control & Predict Long-Term Costs

We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we hear from Rich Grant, Senior Vice President-Market Manager at Bay Area Development Company   What is Bay Area Development Company’s Mission? We provide SBA 504 loans to assist […]

Bay Area Development Company: Helping Clients Control & Predict Long-Term Costs

Bank of America: A High-Tech, High-Touch Approach to Small Business Banking

We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we hear from Emily Shanks, Small Business Division Executive at Bank of America.     What is Bank of America’s Mission? Our purpose is to help make financial […]

Bank of America Emily Shanks

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): Success is in Your Hands.

Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, the Mission Economic Development Agency’s’s mission is to strengthen low-and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. #SFSBW2018 sat down with some of the top small business resources in the city to […]

Mission Economic Development Agency

TMC Financing: “Owning Your Building Means No More Rising Rent”

Meet Our Sponsors! We’ve asked some of our #SFSBW2018 sponsors to share their insights, and how they help small business flourish in San Francisco. Today we sit down with Barbara Morrison, CEO of TMC Financing. What is TMC Financing’s Mission? TMC Financing’s team of experts act as a link between the […]

TMC Financing: "Owning Your Building Means No More Rising Rent"

Pacific Community Ventures: “We Can’t Overemphasize the Value of Mentorship”

#SFSBW2018 asked some of our small business resources to share insights, best practices, and examples of how they help small business owners flourish. Today we hear from Patrick Duggan, Director of Pacific Community Ventures. Patrick, what is Pacific Community Ventures’ mission? Pacific Community Ventures envisions a world of thriving communities where […]

We can't overemphasize the value of mentorship