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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.

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How does PG&E support and engage the small business community?

Two years ago PG&E launched a program specifically tasked with onboarding small business customers when they started service with PG&E. Through this program, each new customer was assigned a representative that talked them through various tools and resources PG&E had available to ease their transition as a new business owner. From there the customers were enrolled in a two-year long email series that provided tips and program opportunities based on where the customer was in their new business journey.


What tools and resources has your company created to help small businesses tap into new opportunities to reach new customers, increase their revenue, and grow their business?

PG&E has the small business welcome series as well as a monthly small business newsletter with the latest programs, rates information, energy saving tips and tools.


Can you share one brief story about how PG&E is helping small businesses thrive?

Here’s a recent video case study we created about a completed energy efficiency project at C’est Si Bon Bakery in San Jose, CA.  In addition to taking advantage of our energy expertise and rebates, the bakery also leveraged PG&E’s 0% financing program to fund their project.

In May we’ll launch a year-long campaign where we feature seven small and medium business energy efficiency stories from Eureka to Bakersfield. In these videos our customers share in their own words how the project went, the rebates and financing they leveraged and what they achieved.

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What words of advice or wisdom would you like to share with small business owners?

Take advantage of free services provided by large companies. For instance, PG&E’s Business Customer Service Center provides answers to questions and connects you with knowledgeable representatives who can help you find energy efficiency rebates and guide you through your projects. We provide these resources in an effort to aid small business owners with the best advice tailored for their business.


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