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SEPTEMBER 2016

Dear Reader,

Recently, the Office of Small Business sent an email out regarding the #PitchLeBronContest, a contest wherein small businesses across the country are invited to pitch their business for a chance to win an endorsement from LeBron James.  Being in Dub Nation and Warrior fans, we were hesitant at the beginning.  However, we thought this could be a fun challenge and most importantly, a great business opportunity for a small business in San Francisco.  

We're thrilled that Yolanda Jones, owner of Yolanda's Construction Administration and Traffic Control (YCAT-C) in Bayview-Hunter's Point of San Francisco was crowned the winner of the contest.  Yolanda jumped at the opportunity after reading our email and did her 23-second pitch in one take.  Her passion, dedication and inspiration of her work were recognized and won the endorsement from LeBron James.

Check out her winning pitch.   



Sincerely,

Regina Dick-Endrizzi,
Director, Office of Small Business

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 News &  Announcements  SBAC Connection Small Business Commission Corner / Legacy Business Program

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule: Overtime Changes Effective December 1, 2016

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2016 Gross Receipts, Payroll Expenses, and Administrative Office Tax Rates


• SBA Launches New Website for Amercias' Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

• SBA Announces 11 New Members of Small Business Technology Coalition

Yolanda Jones - Winner of #PitchLeBronContest

Yolanda Jones

• Economic Development Grants - Invest in Neighborhoods and Business Development - RFP 203

• Treasure/Yerba Buena Islands Development Project - Small Business Enterprise Program

• Beware of IRS Impersonation Scams, Phishing Schemes, and Other Business Scams

• SF Biz Connect Annual Purchasing Event - September 13, 2016 at SF Mint

• GGRA - The Saucy Awards - Submit Nominations by September 15, 2016

San Francisco Beautiful - 2016 Beautification Awards Nomination Due September 19, 2016

Upcoming Small Business Commission Meetings

19 Businesses Have Been Approved for the Legacy Business Registry

• 9 Additional Businesses Are Being Considered for Inclusion in the Upcoming Month


 

 Upcoming Events  RFPs & Contracting  Opportunities Small Biz Commission Legislative Liaison

THU. 9/8 – Restaurant Series III: Benchmarking Performance and Financial Reporting Tools

THU. 9/8 – Legal Clinic at the Oakland Business Assistance Center

• WED. 9/14 – Federal/State Payroll Tax Reporting & Depositing Requirements for Restaurant Industry

• WED. 9/14 – Starting a Business in San Francisco

• WED. 9/14 – Business Law Basics

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WED. 9/14 - Banking Office Hours

• THU. 9/15 - QuickBooks Program

• THU. 9/15 - Big Tech for Small Biz

• THU. 9/15 - Starting a Business? What to Consider

THU. 9/22 - Small Business Bookkeeping

Additional Classes, Workshops, and Trainings

City and County of San Francisco Contracting Opportunities

City and County of San Francisco Local Business Enterprise Certification

City and County of San Francisco Surety Bond & Finance Program

DPW Contracting Opportunities

Doing Business at SFO

SFMTA Contracting Opportunities

SFPUC Contracting Opportunities



 

Legislation of Interest to the Commission:

Planning Code - Signs - Exemptions and General Advertising Sign Penalties (BOS File No. 160553) - Scheduled for SBC's 9/12 Meeting

Heard by the Commission and before the Board of Supervisors:

Planning Code Reorganization Project - Scheduled for SBC's 8/22 Meeting
- Article 2: Commerce and Industry Element; Guidelines for Eating and Drinking Establishments
- Article 7: Phase 2 of the Planning Code Reorganization


Planning Code - Amusement Arcades in South of Market and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts (BOS File NO. 160748)

 
News & Announcements

• Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule: Overtime Changes Effective December 1, 2016
Department of Labor publishes update on the overtime regulations which automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within first year of implementation.  Effective December 1, 2016, the Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. Specifically, the Final Rule:


    1.  Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region, currently the South ($913 per week; $47,476 annually for a full-year worker);
    2.  Sets the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE) subject to a minimal duties test to the annual equivalent of the 90th percentile of full-time salaried workers nationally ($134,004); and
    3.  Establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every three years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles and to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption.

Additionally, the Final Rule amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level.

Click here for more information.



 2016 Gross Receipts, Payroll Expenses, and Administrative Office Tax Rates Published on September 1st
The 2016 Gross Receipts, Payroll Expenses, and Administrative Office tax rates have been published.  Please note that the rates are listed both as a percentage and as a decimal in parenthesis.


Gross Receipts Tax Rates

The table below summarizes the gross receipts tax rates for tax year 2016.  The gross receipts tax rate adjustment factor of 50% has been applied to all rates, per Code section 959.

Code Section 953 $0 to $1,000,000 $1,000,001 to $2,500,000 $2,500,001 to $25,000,000 $25,000,001 +

1

0.0375% (0.000375)

0.0500% (0.000500)

0.0675% (0.000675)

0.0800% (0.000800)

2

0.0625% (0.000625)

0.1025% (0.001025)

0.1850% (0.001850)

0.2375% (0.002375)

3

0.1500% (0.001500)

0.1625% (0.001625)

0.1625% (0.001625)

0.2000% (0.002000)

4

0.2625% (0.002625)

0.2750% (0.002750)

0.3000% (0.003000)

0.3250% (0.003250)

5

0.1500% (0.001500)

0.1750% (0.001750)

0.2000% (0.002000)

0.2250% (0.002250)

6

0.2000% (0.0010000)

0.2300% (0.002300)

0.2550% (0.002550)

0.2800% (0.002800)

 

$0 to $1,000,000

 

$1,000,001 to $5,000,000

$5,000,001 to $25,000,000

$25,000,001 +

7

0.1425% (0.001425)

0.1425% (0.001425)

0.1500% (0.001500)

0.1500%

Payroll Expense Tax Rate: 0.829% (0.00829)

The Controller has certified and published the payroll expense tax rate for tax year 2016 on August 31, 2016 in accordance with Code section 903.1 as 0.829% (0.00829) and published it here

Code section 6.9-3 specifies the rate for the first, second, and third quarterly installment payments of the payroll expense tax for each tax year.  For tax year 2016, that rate for quarterly installment payments is 0.75% (0.0075). 


Administrative Office Tax Rate: 1.400% (0.01400)

The tax on administrative office business activities in lieu of the other taxes provided in Article 12-A-1 and Article 12-A is 1.400 percent of payroll expense in San Francisco for that person and its related entities.  A person is engaging in business within San Francisco as an administrative office only if over 50% of the total combined payroll expense of that person and its related entities for the preceding tax year was associated with providing administrative or management services exclusively to that person and its related entities. In addition, that person and its related entities must have had over 1,000 U.S. employees at the end of the preceding tax year, and over $1 billion in combined gross receipts for that year.  See Code section 953.8 for more information.

For more information, click here.


• SBA Launches New Website for America's Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
The SBA launched certify.sba.gov, a new website to further streamline and improve the application process for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government and eliminate documentation obstacles.  The new site will focus on closing market gaps for women entrepreneurs in the federal marketplace by featuring the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, making SBA’s contracting application and certification process completely online and easier than ever to complete.  For more information visit https://www.certify.sba.gov/.


• SBA Announces 11 New Members of Small Business Technology Coalition
The U.S. Small Business Administration added 11 new members to its groundbreaking Small Business Technology Coalition (SBTC), including Bench, Canvas, Dash Data, Google, Gusto, Intuit, LinkedIn, Paychex, Square, Thumbtack, and Yelp.  SBTC is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that provides America’s small businesses with one-stop access to the latest digital educational and training resources from technology innovators and industry leaders.  Amazon, Box, Facebook, LegalZoom, Microsoft, Salesforce and Zenefits originally partnered with SBA to announce that the SBTC would make digital education and training available to small businesses across the U.S. to help them compete and use of cutting edge tools and resources.  Current resources include webinars, white papers, guided trainings, and others.  Topics include online commerce and payment platforms, back-office operations support, productivity solutions, improved customer service and shopping experiences, cyber security, social media marketing and brand awareness, digital content management, doing business online through e-commerce, mobile centricity, and managing accounting and payments.  For more information visit SBTC website at https://www.sba.gov/techcoalition.



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SBAC Connection

• Yolanda Jones - Winner of #PitchLeBronContest
We’re thrilled to share this story with you about a San Francisco small business who recently won an endorsement from LeBron James!

Recently, Ruder Finn, PR firm on behalf of CNBC, reached out to the Office of Small Business asking if we would be interested in helping them publicize the #PitchLeBronContest, a contest wherein small businesses across the country are invited to pitch their business for a chance to win an endorsement from LeBron James.  To promote the premiere of Cleveland Hustles, a new CNBC show from executive producer LeBron James, they were challenging small businesses to share their 23-second pitch explaining why LeBron James should endorse their business.  Being in Dub Nation and Warrior fans, we were hesitant at the beginning.  However, we thought this could be a fun challenge and most importantly, a great business opportunity for a small business in San Francisco. 

We emailed out the announcement to our mailing list and encouraged our small business owners to show what it takes to win this endorsement.  The email reached thousands of our clients and one business owner and client of the Office of Small Business, Yolanda Jones, jumped at the opportunity after reading our email.  She did the 23-second pitch in one take and submitted her entry.  Shortly after, Yolanda was contacted to do the pitch live to the show’s host, B. Bonin Bough, and Twitter COO, Adam Bain.  A week later, the production crew showed up at Yolanda’s office to announce the winner of the endorsement contest and to capture her expression when she heard her name. 

Yolanda Jones owns a small business, Yolanda’s Construction Administration and Traffic Control (YCAT-C), in the Bayview-Hunters Point in District 10, offering a range of administrative and traffic control services to support public and private sector clients on engineering-construction projects.  YCAT-C is certified as a Local Business Enterprise (LBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Micro Local Business Enterprise (MLBE), Woman-Owned/Minority Business Enterprise (W/MBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).  In 2012, San Francisco Small Business Network named her company the Small Business of the Year, and in 2013 the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. named her Business Leader of the Year.  Yolanda’s philosophy is that you can be whoever you want to be in life. All you have to remember is you have to get up, dust yourself off and never count yourself out of what life has to offer you.

Since winning the endorsement deal, her video is posted on the Cleveland Hustles Facebook page and LeBron James has tweeted shout-outs to Yolanda through his Twitter account, which has 32 million followers.  August 24th was the series premiere and her business was featured multiple times on CNBC.  Yolanda is thankful for the opportunity and has been reached by media from as far as Australia.  Handful of organizations has come forward offering assistance to support her small business. 

Congratulations, Yolanda!!  Go San Francisco small business!!

To view her video, click here



• Economic Development Grants - Invest in Neighborhoods and Business Development - RFP 203
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) supports the City’s economic vitality through key programs focused on neighborhood commercial corridors, workforce development, joint development projects, industry-focused business recruitment and retention, small business assistance and international business development. OEWD’s goal is to work continually to make San Francisco a better place to live, work and do business.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), funding will be made available to organizations for:

Invest in Neighborhoods Projects
Invest in Neighborhoods is designed to provide focused, customized assistance that meets the specific needs of San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial districts by leveraging existing programs from across multiple City departments and nonprofit partners. The initiative is being piloted in 25 commercial districts around the City. These 25 commercial districts have received an initial corridor assessment conducted by City agencies and community partners, a point person at City Hall to respond to community inquiries and ensure the deployment of services in the district, an opportunity to apply for small project grants from OEWD, and access to a range of other services aimed at strengthening neighborhood commercial corridors. 

Business Development - Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
The underlying objective of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative is to ensure access to quality of life resources as well as education, health and human services to residents of San Francisco. Additionally, this investment is intended to support and stabilize nonprofit businesses, which are a vital economic force in San Francisco, by helping them activate underutilized space, evaluate real estate opportunities and secure permanent affordable space.

To view the full RFP and key dates, click here



• Treasure/Yerba Buena Islands Development Project - Small Business Enterprise Program
The development of Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands will produce a new San Francisco neighborhood of up to 8,000 homes, extensive open spaces, adaptive reuse and rejuvenation of historic properties, three hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, retail space and office space.   An objective of the development of Treasure Island is to create contracting opportunities for small business professional service firms and construction contractors.  The Project’s Small Business Enterprise Procedures (the “SBE Procedures-TI/YBI”), a component of the Project’s Jobs Equal Opportunity Program (Jobs EOP), establishes the Project’s SBE-eligibility criteria and establishes specific SBE participation goals for both professional services and construction.  The SBE Procedures require good faith efforts designed to ensure broad contracting opportunities for all categories of SBEs.  Interested firms and contractors are encouraged to learn more about the Project’s SBE Program and consider registering for future opportunities.  Full information on the TI Development Project SBE Program is available at: http://www.sftreasureisland.org/SBE.



• Beware of IRS Impersonation Scams, Phishing Schemes, and Other Business Scams
The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is urging taxpayers to remain on “High Alert” and announced additional outreach efforts to prevent taxpayers from falling victim to criminals who impersonate IRS & Treasury employees demanding payment.  These scam artist will call, email, or text you claiming you owe back taxes or that there is a problem with your tax return and demand immediate payment using either a prepaid debt card, a wire transfer, cashier’s check, and even iTunes gift cards and other gift cards! They rig caller ID’s to make the call look official, and they may threaten to take your driver’s license, arrest you, and or even deport you.  Please note, the IRS first contact with you will always be a letter in the mail, and they won’t insist on the aforementioned payment options. For more information and to file a complaint visit https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/.  Similarly the IRS is alerting tax professionals to a new phishing scheme where scammers pose as tax software companies.  Several tax professionals received emails asking the recipient to download and install an “important software update” via a link included in the e-mail.  Tax professionals are encouraged to be on the lookout for these scams and never to click on unexpected links in emails. Similar email schemes were used to target individual taxpayers in the past.  For a checklist to help safeguard taxpayer information and enhance office security, tax professionals can review IRS Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data, A Guide for Your Business.  There are a number of other confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California.  For a list of these visit the California Secretary of State website Business Programs at http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/customer-alerts/.



• SF Biz Connect Annual Purchasing Event - September 13, 2016 at SF Mint

RSVP for SF Biz Connect’s Annual Purchasing Event

Mayor Lee’s SF Biz Connect, an initiative to get larger businesses to shift 5% of their spending to small and local businesses, will be holding its annual purchasing event on September 13th at the Old Mint!

We would like to invite businesses that are looking to make their yearend gift/event purchases locally to attend, as well as small businesses that sell goods/services to other businesses. This is a great opportunity to meet new businesses that are working and buying local. 

RSVP to attend as a buyer here to table at the event, contact Joey Blaszczyk, jblaszczyk@sfced.org


Tuesday, September 13th 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco Mint
88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, click here


• GGRA - The Saucy Awards - Submit Nominations by September 15, 2016
In 2016, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association is celebrating their 80th Anniversary. Founded in 1936 right here in San Francisco, the GGRA proud to have grown up alongside the Bay Area restaurant community. They will honor the industry with a brand new awards gala. The purpose of The Saucy Awards® is to recognize the San Francisco Bay Area restaurant & bar community for its culinary excellence. You can begin nominating now, and winners will be announced at a gala on November 14, 2016. Tickets to the gala will go on-sale in mid-September. Visit the website here for more information.  


• San Francisco Beautiful - 2016 Beautification Awards Nomination Due September 19, 2016

Join us as we honor and inspire great civic contributions made by everyday heroes!

From elected officials to community leaders and artists, to San Francisco’s leading philanthropists and corporate citizens – come together and honor the wonderful civic contributions made by San Francisco’s most beautiful.

Nominations are now open: Help acknowledge individuals and groups who keep San Francisco beautiful: http://www.sfbeautiful.org/nominate-a-project/

RSVP: Please purchase tickets on our Eventbrite page to attend this event: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/45th-annual-beautification-awards-tickets-26430079078



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Small Business Commission Legislative Liaison

For more information on ALL of the ordinances below, go to our Legislation Impacting Small Business Page. We appreciate your comments.
 

THE FULL-TEXT LEGISLATION AND VARIOUS SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON OSB'S Legislation Impacting Small Business page.

Legislation of Interest to the Commission:

ITEMS IN THIS SECTION WILL BE LISTED BY TITLE ONLY.

•  Planning Code - Signs - Exemptions and General Advertising Sign Penalties (BOS File No. 160553) (scheduled for SBC’s 9/12 meeting)


Heard by the Commission and before the Board of Supervisors:

•  Planning Code Reorganization Project
- Commerce and Industry Element; Guidelines for Eating and Drinking Establishments
- Article 7: Phase 2 of the Planning Code Reorganization


The Small Business Commission heard this item on August 22, 2016 (informational presentations; no action taken). 

•  Planning Code - Amusement Arcades in South of Market and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts (BOS File No. 160748)
Sponsor(s): Farrell


The Small Business Commission heard this item on August 8, 2016, and voted 6-0 (1 absent) to recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors.

 

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Small Business Commission Corner / Legacy Business Program

Upcoming Small Business Commission Meetings
Please join us at the upcoming Small Business Commission meetings in City Hall, Room 400. 

- September 12
, 2016 at 5:30 PM
- September 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Click here for Meeting Agendas.  Attend in-person or watch online with SFGOV TV.


19 Businessess Have Been Approved for the Legacy Business Registry

At two meetings in August, the Small Business Commission unanimously approved the first set of 19 businesses for inclusion in the Legacy Business Registry. The Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses as valuable cultural assets to the city and provides educational and promotional assistance to encourage their continued viability and success in San Francisco.

The 19 businesses approved for the Legacy Business Registry are: The Brazen Head, Community Boards, Doc’s Clock, Gilmans Kitchens and Baths, Image Conscious, Lone Star Saloon, Macchiarini Creative Design & Metalworks, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Moby Dick, Pacific Café, Pier 23 Café, Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc., The Roxie Theater, Ruby’s Clay Studio and Gallery, Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Café, SF Party, Toy Boat Dessert Café, Twin Peaks Auto Care and Two Jack’s Nik’s Place Seafood.

“We are thrilled to inaugurate our new Legacy Business Registry with the first group of inductees,” said Mark Dwight, President of the Small Business Commission, after the first set of applicants were approved on August 8. “We look forward to expanding the registry and using it to help promote these special businesses that have withstood the test of time and continue to contribute to San Francisco's unique character.”

For a list of businesses placed on the Legacy Business Registry, please visit http://sfosb.org/legacy-business/registry.


• 9 Additional Businesses Are Being Considered for Inclusion in the Upcoming Month
Nine additional business are being considered for inclusion in the Legacy Business Registry. The applications are presently being reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission. Five businesses will be reviewed at their September 21 meeting: The Booksmith, Dog Eared Books, Green Apple Books, Henry’s House of Coffee, Zeitgeist. Four businesses will be reviewed at their October 5 meeting: Café International, Escape from New York Pizza, Gypsy Rosalie's Wigs & Vintage and Oddball Films. The applications will then be forwarded to the Small Business Commission for final review.

Visit the Historic Preservation Commission’s meetings website at http://sf-planning.org/meetings/18 for a copy of agendas and minutes.


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RFPs & Contracting Opportunities

• City and County of San Francisco Contracting Opportunities
The Office of Contract Administration is the city’s Purchasing Department.  In order for the city to do business with a business, the entity must first be qualified.  For information on the city’s purchasing process, including ‘How to Qualify to Do Business with the City’, access the required forms, and access the online city-wide Bids and Contracts Database, visit the City and County of San Francisco Office of Contract Administration website.


• City and County of San Francisco Local Business Enterprise Certification
The Contract Monitoring Division (CMD) administers the city’s Local Business Enterprise Certification program (LBE).  For information on how to obtain LBE Certification, PUC LBE Certification, and Non-Profit Entity Certification, please visit the City and County of San Francisco Contract Monitoring Division website.

CMD also holds a FREE WORKSHOP SERIES each Wednesday of the month at 30 Van Ness, Suite 200 designed to help you “Learn Everything You Need to Know about Contracting with the City and County of San Francisco”.  Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. Click here for additional details, including title and date of workshops.


• City and County of San Francisco Surety Bond & Finance Program
The City’s Surety Bond & Financing Assistance Program is designed to help certified Small or Micro LBE contractors who are participating in City construction projects obtain and/or increase their bonding and financing capacity.

For information, contact Nancy Owens of Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services at 417 Montgomery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94104, or by phone at (415) 986-3999.


• DPW Contracting Opportunities
The Department of Public Works (DPW) has launched a one-stop shop on its website that will make it easier for contractors to search for contracts, bid on projects, find project information, access documentation and track their payments for DPW’s construction projects and professional services. Click here for DPW contracting opportunities.


• Doing Business at SFO
SFO is an exciting and interesting place with various business opportunities, from construction and facility maintenance to retail concessions and advertising.  These opportunities are awarded to companies through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process or competitive bid process.  For a listing of SFO’s Current Opportunities for Concession & Leases, Professional Services, and Ground Transportation click here.  Detailed information about construction opportunities can be found on SFO’s Construction Bids and Contracts website.


SFMTA Contracting Opportunities
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) offers various bid and contract opportunities and implements three small business programs for the participation of small businesses in contracting opportunities.  For more information visit the SFMTA’s ‘Selling to the SFMTA’ webpage.  For upcoming bids, see Bid and Contract Database at SFgov.


• SFPUC Contracting Opportunities
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has various contracting opportunities, including Construction Bid Opportunities, Professional Service Agreements, and Design Build Opportunities.  SFPUC also has a new Contractors Assistance Center, a place where local and small business owners can collaborate, share and learn to establish or grow their business.  For more information visit the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Contracts and Bids website.

 

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Upcoming Events

THU. 9/8 – Restaurant Series III: Benchmarking Performance and Financial Reporting Tools
1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Individuals will learn how to develop an effective operating budget for their restaurant based on industry average target cost ratios to include key expense categories and important profit line. Weekly and period-end reporting strategies will be demonstrated, comparing actual performance budget and how to turn variances into actionable goals.

U.S. Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Click here to register


THU. 9/8 – Legal Clinic at the Oakland Business Assistance Center
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to consult with a business law attorney one-on-one with questions about entity formation, contract review, and other topics as announced. Appointments will be 30 minutes each.  First come, first serve.  Free, but registration is required and you will be contacted at a later time to confirm your attendance at the appointment.  Confirmation of your appointment is required.
 
Oakland Business Assistance Center
270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
 
Click here to register.


WED. 9/14 – Federal/State Payroll Tax Reporting & Depositing Requirements for Restaurant Industry
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

IRS and California Employment Department (EDD) are doing a Basic Payroll Tax Reporting & Depositing webinar geared toward the restaurant industry.  The one-hour webinar is at no cost for small business employers, owners, bookkeepers, payroll professionals, and tax professionals with clients in the restaurant industry.  This webinar will address payroll taxes including filing returns requirements, when and how to make deposits, tips, employee or independent contractor, and resources to help properly classify workers. 

Click here to register and attend.


WED. 9/14 – Starting a Business in San Francisco
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

In this informative class you will hear directly from the San Francisco Office of Small Business on rules, regulations, and important considerations for starting a business in San Francisco.  Learn how to register your business, file a fictitious business name, and obtain other permits and licenses.  You will also receive information on city programs and resources, including small business loans, tax credits and incentives, and technical assistance providers. Free. Registration required.

Small Business Administration, SF District Office
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Click here to register


WED. 9/14 – Business Law Basics
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Current and prospective business owners will get an overview of important legal issues faced by small businesses including choosing the right legal entity, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property, hiring employees, and commercial leases, presented by an experienced business lawyer. This class does not constitute legal advice.  Free. Registration required.
 
Small Business Administration, SF District Office
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Click here to register


WED. 9/14 – Banking Office Hours
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Do you have questions about your retail lease?  Worried about rising rents or losing your space?  Urban Solutions can help you get the answers you need, fast!  Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a realtor today. Free. Registration required.
 
Urban Solutions Headquarters
1167 Mission Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Click here to register


THU. 9/15 – QuickBooks Program
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The QuickBooks Program is a no-cost workshop being offered to San Francisco based businesses looking to incorporate QuickBooks as their primary accounting tool. This program will cover basic QuickBooks instruction, including: setting up QuickBooks, entering sales, entering expenses, reporting, and other basic functions. Business MUST be located in San Francisco.

U.S. Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Click here to register


THU. 9/15 – Big Tech for Small Biz
6:00 PM – 8:00PM

Free and low-cost tips, tricks apps and more to help your business succeed! Receive training and support directly from local tech and business companies. Join us for the entire 8-month series, or take a few classes – 1 class monthly, hosted by Urban Solutions. Starts September 15th, must register to attend.
 
Impact Hub
901 Mission Street, $105
San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Click here to register


THU. 9/15 – Starting a Business? What to Consider
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This workshop will discuss issues you should consider before you start a business and information on startup business financing.  Entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business should attend.  Presented by Southeast Asian Community Center (SEACC).  This event is free but seating is limited.  For more information and call (415) 885-2743.
 
Sunset Library
1305 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

• THU. 9/22 – Small Businesses Bookkeeping
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Existing and prospective business owners will have the opportunity to learn about various bookkeeping aspects to help their business. Topics include cash vs. accrual accounting, proper accounting data flow processes, budgeting, the purpose of different financial reports, differences in computer accounting systems, cash management and much more

U.S. Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Click here to register


Additional Classes, Workshops, & Trainings
The City contracts with a number of local non-profits to provide technical assistance, training, loan packaging, and legal services for small businesses.  Through this vast network of business support organizations, individuals can access classes, workshops and trainings, and one-on-one assistance on a variety of topics, including business planning, financial management, marketing, human resources, legal services, and more.   Below are links to some of these partner organizations for more info on their specific programs and classes.
 
La Cocina
Legal Services for Entrepreneurs
Mission Economic Development Agency
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
San Francisco Small Business Development Center
San Francisco SCORE Chapter
Small Business Administration Calendar of Events
Southeast Asian Community Center
Urban Solutions

 

 


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Small Business Assistance Center
City Hall, Room 110
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
Phone: 415-554-6134
Website: http://www.sfosb.org

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San Francisco Office of Small Business
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 110
San Francisco, CA 94102
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