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SF Small Business Week. Celebrate Small Business.


Registration is Open For San Francisco Small Business Week 2017!

San Francisco has always been a dynamic and vibrant city by the Bay. Filled with dreamers and doers, a rich mixture of people that believe in the power of community. Second only to the views are our business owners who provide vibrancy, diversity and growth at all corners of our city.

This week is in celebration of you – our small business owners. Standing with you are the local chambers of commerce, merchant associations, nonprofits and city, state and federal agencies. This week, they want to thank you for all that you do for San Francisco. During San Francisco Small Business Week, we invite you to join us and celebrate the city we have built.

We want to meet you, and make sure you are connecting with other business owners, accessing resources dedicated to your success and being inspired, as we are, by the company we keep. We hope that you will take a moment out of your busy schedule to appreciate all that small business has built during San Francisco Small Business Week 2017 from May 15 – 20.

We’re so proud to be your neighbor! Come celebrate with us! Check out all the activities happening this year!

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2017 San Francisco Small Business Week Event Overview

Monday, May 15

  • Small Business Conference Workshops @ San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center​
  • 8:00 – 9:30 AM: How to Get Certified for Contracting
  • 8:30 – 10:00 AM: Starting a Small Business: Legal Considerations
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM: Doing Business with Transportation Agencies: BART, SFMTA, SFO & Caltrans
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Startup Financing for Your Small Business
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Doing Business with Pacific Gas & Electric
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Who’s Your Jenny? How to Identify Your Target Market
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Doing Business with the State and Federal Government
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Doing Business with the City of San Francisco
  • 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Beyond the Basics: Social Media & SEO Hacks for Business Owners
  • Flavors of San Francisco @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square • 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, May 16

  • Small Business Conference Workshops @ San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center​
  • 8:30 – 10:00 AM: How to Make a Living Making Food
  • 9:00 – 10:30 AM: Intro to Lean Startup
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Essentials of Small Business Bookkeeping
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Purchasing Commercial Real Estate for Your Small Business
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM: Build Credit to Grow Your Business
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Influential Selling: How to Turn Connections Into Revenue
  • 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Networking 101
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM: The Make It Happen Blueprint – Four Decisions That Determine Your Future Success and Happiness
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: 12 BIG Mistakes Small Employers Make
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Franchising Basics: What You Should know to Consider a Franchise
  • Small Business Honorees Ceremony @ City Hall3:30 PM
  • Latino Small Business Mixer: Stories of Struggle and Triumph                                   @ Don Ramon’s • 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • San Francisco African American Entrepreneurs – Their Vision, Path & Journey        @ Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club • 5:30 – 8:30 PM                                  
  • GGBA MEGA Make Contact @ LGBT Community Center • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Renaissance Presents Women Mean Business @ Capital One Café • 6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Wednesday, May 17
  • Small Business Conference Workshops @ San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center
  • 9:00AM – 3:00PM: Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar
  • 7:00 – 9:00 AM: Golden Gate Business Association Toastmasters Club
  • 8:30 – 10:00 AM: Immigration Law in the Employment Context
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Small Business Financing
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM: The Future of Video Marketing
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM: Building the Perfect Elevator Pitch
  • 4:00 – 5:30 PM: Immigration Policy & Diversity in the Restaurant Industry
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM: Before You Sign That Lease

Thursday, May 18

  • Small Business Conference Workshops @ San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center
  • 8:30 -10:00 AM: Art of Negotiation: Getting What You Deserve
  • 9:00 – 10:30 AM: Smart Tools to Save Money with Energy Resources
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Funding Your Small Business
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM; Get Federal Funding for High Tech Research (SBIR/STTR)
  • 12:30 – 3:30 PM: Social Media: LinkedIn, Email Marketing & Your Website
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM: Four Steps to the Perfect Logo
  • 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Training, Mentoring, Counseling, Financing and More – Non-Profit Services For Entrepreneurs
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM: Leading The Charge: Stories from Success in Contracting
  • Small Business Awards @ AT&T Park 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, May 19
  • Small Business Conference Workshops @ San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center
  • 8:30 – 10:00 AM: Here Today But Planning for Tomorrow:  The Next Gen and Your Business
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
  • 10:30 -12:00: Grow Your Business Online
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Winning the Trade Game with Export Finance
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Empowering Women Business Owners: Inspiration – How To Get It And Keep It

Saturday, May 20

  • Shop & Dine in the 49

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