SBA Business Seminars and Workshops - March 4th to March 22nd

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SBA San Francisco District Office

March 4th to March 22nd

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Francisco District Office, offers a variety of classes on starting and growing a small business. Below is a list of classes that are being offered from March 4th to March 22nd. You can also find more information about events and workshops by searching the SBA San Francisco District Office online calendar and enter Zip Code 94105.

Registration is required for all classes, events and workshops. Classes are held in the San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, unless otherwise noted in the description. SBA classes are free, but some classes have fees, which are listed on the registration pages when you register online.

All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Please note, that upon selecting a class registration link, you will be leaving the Small Business Administration (SBA) online calendar website. SBA is providing these links for your reference. SBA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies, or applications and cannot attest to the accuracy of the information provided by third-party sites or any other linked site.

San Francisco Classes

How to Run a Profitable Restaurant – Beyond Food Costing 3/4 – Monday 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar  3/5  - Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hi-Tech, Low-Cost: Internet Strategies for Your Business    3/5 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business   3/6 – Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Starting a Business in San Francisco   3/6 – Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Financing Your Business   3/6 – Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Business Law Basics   3/6 – Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Creating and Using Your “Elevator Pitch”  3/6  -   RESCHEDULED to 3/28

Basic Bookkeeping, Part One    3/7 – Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Finding and Keep Customers in the Mobile Smartphone Age   3/7 – Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Managing Restaurant Employees, Risk and the Law   3/11 – Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Basic Supply Chain Contracting for Small-Scale Manufacturers   3/11 – Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

State Payroll Tax Workshop    3/12 – Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Success Strategies for Buying, Selling and Financing a Business or Franchise   3/12 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Basic Bookkeeping, Part Two   3/14 – Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Building an Effective Web Presence Part 3    3/14 – Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Marketing and PR Panel -  Restaurant Series Class    3/18 – Monday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Art of Plastic - The Smart Way to Accept Credit Cards   3/19 – Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options   3/20 – Wednesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

QuickBooks Introduction   3/21 – Thursday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Lending Resource Partner News

Opportunity Fund START-UP Funding Challenge 2013 – First year in business?  Starting something new? We want to fund it.  Loans from $5K - $50K – One-time $500,000 fund for start-ups. Opportunity Fund START-UP Funding Challenge 2013 ends 3/31/13.  Visit for qualification requirements (some exclusions apply) and application process. 

SBA Resource Partners Present

Renaissance Online Business Preparation Course   

State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar   3/26 – Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This is a free seminar being conducted at Hiram W. Johnson State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Diego Room – Lower Level, San Francisco, CA  94102  Contact 866-873-6083 or

San Jose Entrepreneur Center Classes

Visit for class listing.

Introduccion a Quickbooks Tercera Parte   3/5 – Martes 6:00pm-8:00pm

Basic Bookkeeping II: Small Business Financial Analysis    3/4 – Monday 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Doing Business with Genentech    3/6 – Wednesday 2:30PM to 3:30PM

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar 3/7 – Thursday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Basic Bookkeeping III: Small Business Cash Flow Analysis & Cash Flow Forecasting 3/11 – Monday 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Social Media Boot Camp  3/12 – Tuesday 10:00AM to 6:00PM

HUBZone and WOSB Program Certifications 3/13 – Wednesday 10:30AM to 11:30AM

SBA 8(a) BD Certification Workshop 3/13 – Wednesday 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar   3/14 – Thursday 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Website Development for Small Business (New)   3/14 – Thursday  6:00PM to 9:00PM

Marketing for Customer Growth (New)   4/11 – Thursday 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Silicon Valley SCORE Workshops & Seminars

Free Small Business Counseling by Appointment

Marketing Research   3/6 – Wednesday 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Write a Business Plan   3/13 – Wednesday 5:00PM to 8:00PM

SF SCORE - 415-744-6827

SF Small Business Development Center - 415-841-4050

The free classes in our local SBA training program are made possible by the generous support of our volunteer presenters. We appreciate their time and expertise; however, these presentations do not represent an endorsement of their views, opinions, products, or services by SBA.

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All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

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