Affiliate Event Committee Members create and host a networking event during the week. They also help promote SFSBW and their affiliate programs.
Bunker Labs seeks to inspire veterans and veterans spouses to start their own business, then equips them with the right training and connects them to the right people to grow those businesses. For more information, visit bunkerlabs.org.
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 www.ggba.com for more information and a full calendar of events. For more information, visit ggba.com.
Our mission is to create economic opportunity by empowering entrepreneurs. Through innovative partnerships we provide business owners with capital, education, and relationships that allow them to flourish. Our collaborative approach helps our clients create jobs and stimulates economic development in low-to-moderate income communities. For more information, visit mainstreetlaunch.org.
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, visit medasf.org.
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) mission is simple – we support the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco. OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business attraction and retention, neighborhood commercial revitalization, international business and development planning. For more information, visit oewd.org.
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 sfosb.org.
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, visit rencenter.org.
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, visit sfacc.org.
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 sfchamber.com.
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, visit sfcdma.org.
Promotional Committee Members promote SFSBW through several online and offline channels.
The San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (SFFACC), is a non-profit organization created in 1972 to promote and enhance the Filipino American business community in the San Francisco Bay Area. SFFACC’s ability toward collaborative initiatives and programs with other business and community stakeholders locally and around the globe, allows for inclusive and diverse business goals with a sharp focus on economic development and community impact. Learn more about us at sffilamchamber.org and our upcoming international business forum, SF 46th Business Forum by the Bay, from November 13- 17, 2019, being held in San Francisco.
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s mission is to celebrate and empower the restaurant community through advocacy, education, marketing, events and training. Founded by restaurateurs in 1936 to give restaurants a collective voice and bargaining power, the GGRA has evolved to be the singular representation and trusted one-stop resource for the culinary community in the Bay Area and beyond. We exist to advocate for restaurants’ unique interests. We do that within the corridors of City Hall and through year-round education and training programs to make sure our members are apprised of evolving legislation and stay in compliance. We celebrate and showcase our members through great annual events like Eat Drink SF and SF Restaurant Week. And we gather the restaurant community together for our content rich 2-day Industry Conference and our annual Saucy Awards gala. Our member community includes restaurants of all sizes and profiles and we have a valuable network of resources to support them through all stages of growth. For more information, visit ggra.com.
The Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco (HCCSF) is an umbrella organization merging the efforts of four small ethnic chambers in the Bay Area. The Nicaraguan-American, Bay Area Central-American, Guatemalan-American and Latin American & Caribbean chambers united to empower our membership by providing seminars, workshops, marketing, networking, legislative information, procurement opportunities and advocacy to our membership. For more information, go to hccsf.com.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:
For more information, visit nawbo.org.
Pacific Community Ventures envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair shake. Our mission is to invest in small businesses, create good jobs for working people, and make markets work for social good. We achieve our mission through a combination of fair lending, free mentorship, skilled volunteerism, impact investing consulting services, and field-building research. PCV’s programs include affordable small business loans from $10,000–$200,000 and free and confidential small business advice on any topic or challenge. For more information, visit pacificcommunityventures.org.
Each week, the San Francisco Business Times provides important breaking news on Bay Area business. The Business Times’ pages are packed with strategies and insights that will help you grow, and tips and leads that will bring you more business. The San Francisco Business Times is the region’s leading business news publication and leading source for local business news. For more information, go to bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco.
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, visit sfeda.org.
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 startups 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, visit sfsbdc.org.
The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. As a private, not-for-profit organization, we market the San Francisco region as a top global destination in collaboration with approximately 1,300 partner businesses. San Francisco Travel is one of the largest partnership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. For more information, visit sftravel.com.
Our mission is to help under-resourced entrepreneurs create thriving businesses in underserved areas so owners can build wealth for themselves, their families and communities. We do this by activating and engaging a top-tier network of professional volunteers who provide high-quality legal, financial and marketing services, at no cost. For more information, visit startsmallthinkbig.org.
We help your small business achieve success through special events and project management. By coupling your goals with our expertise, we enhance your capacity to do and think big and ultimately achieve measurable success. Special events and projects are effective tools in reaching your goals – but are often stressful and unsuccessful without the needed resources or capacity. We are proud to support the San Francisco Small Business Week Committee and look forward to engaging you at the many special events throughout the week! For more information, go to strausevents.com. For more information, visit strausevents.com.
Uptima is a member-owned business accelerator dedicated to providing diverse entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources, and community to create thriving businesses. Uptima’s programs support freelancers, small business owners, and startup founders to start, plan, grow, fund, and keep their businesses in their communities. For more information, visit uptimabootcamp.com/.
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, visit usfca.edu/management/gellert.
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 sba.gov/ca/sf.
Working Solutions is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs to start and grow thriving local businesses. We specialize in start-up and early-stage financing for San Francisco Bay Area counties. We provide capital (from $5,000-$50,000 loans or small business grants) and up to 5 years structured business consulting. Working Solutions prioritizes serving low-income individuals, women, and people of color. For more information, visit workingsolutions.org.