FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Celebrate San Francisco’s Resilient Small Business Community at the 18th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week
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This year San Francisco Small Business Week will focus on providing meaningful resources and information for small business owners at every point in their journey. The programming for the week will be filled with networking opportunities, business-building workshops, and inspiring content.


This year‘s theme is resiliency and growth, with a focus on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Having an inclusive workplace culture will not only help attract a diverse set of talent but also help with employee satisfaction and retention. Small Business Week will serve to educate and empower entrepreneurs who are getting started and are growing their businesses in the San Francisco community.


SMALL BUSINESS WEEK - FULL DETAILS

GET HELP PAYING FOR YOUR SHARED SPACE IMPROVEMENTS

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The City will give grants of up to $2,500 for business owners who need to do a project or projects to bring their Shared Space into compliance with new guidelines. 


Grants can be used for materials or professional services.


You must be operating a Shared Space and intend to apply for a permanent Shared Spaces permit. 


Grant funds will be prioritized based on applicants that are: 


  • In areas hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with high rates of COVID cases and deaths
  • In priority geographies based on the Areas of Vulnerability
  • In established Cultural Districts
  • Registered as Legacy Businesses
  • Below $2.5M in gross receipts in last reported tax year
  • Not already receiving grants through other City grants programs like SF Shines

   

Submit an application by April 30, 2022.


Send questions to sharedspaces@sfgov.org


Use outdoor places like sidewalks, streets, and open lots for public and business activities. San Francisco businesses can get a permanent Shared Spaces permit.


Read more about the program.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN AND APPLY

JOIN SOMBA/RENEW MEMBERSHIP!


Benefits of Membership


A continually updated SOMBA website, and:


  1. An INBOUND WEB LINK to your site and listing in our online Membership Directory
  2. Occasional Electronic Newsletters to all Members
  3. Community Exchange Meetings, Networking Events, and Special Meetings with information to help your business
  4. Comprehensive“how-to”guide for neighborhood and city services, how to green your business, increase security, and many more topics
  5. Neighborhood safety updates
  6. A unified voice to participate in the evolution of SOMA with San Francisco’s City Government
  7. Collaboration with SFCDMA, of which SOMBA is a Member


And more…


Join SOMBA today to fully succeed with your SOMA business!


FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022!


Due to the pandemic and us seeking a recent grant, the Board has waived required dues for calendar year 2022. Visit website for details.


If you would like to donate an optional dues payment of $75.00 to SOMBA electronically to support our operations, please visit our website and choose that option.



VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO JOIN/RENEW
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