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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).

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


What are your organization’s recent accomplishments that demonstrate how you have helped the small business community?

SFCDMA’s recent accomplishments include workshops with social media companies, merchant walks, collaborating with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and other organizing in a day of Business Meet a City, and summits with district supervisors

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

We actively publicize on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Instagram and Google.


San Francisco has been experiencing quite the transformation. What is SFCDMA doing to attract and support new and younger small business owners? What resources do you offer to entrepreneurs and small businesses to get started?

Organizing events and advising on activities that will draw customers.

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


San Francisco is known for its diverse culture. How does your organization ensure that the small businesses that make this city unique are able to stay in San Francisco?

SFCDMA encourages those businesses who have been established for more than 30 years to register as legacy businesses and to participate and fairs and other events.


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

It is important to be open to innovative ideas and educate employees about greeting customers by name, offering theirs as well in the process.


Connect with SFCDMA

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