Small Business Week is coming

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San Francisco Small Business Week is a partnership formed to honor and support more than 120,000 thousand small businesses and entrepreneurs that call San Francisco home.

As part of National Small Business Week, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of small business owners by offering a series of educational and networking events designed to inspire, educate and connect the members of our business community.

Please join us at one of over 40 events and celebrations happening throughout the week of May 6th to the 11th in San Francisco.


The City of Oakland will mark National Small Business Week (May 5 - 11, 2019) with a variety of free workshops and events.  The theme this year is Helping Oakland's Diverse Business Community Thrive. For 2019, they are taking the workshops into the commercial districts that small businesses call home.   

Visit the city of Oakland's lineup of workshops, classes, and celebrations

National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will host a 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week.

The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8 between 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern / 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Pacific each day.

View the virtual conference lineup here

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The event brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley. Workshops cover a wide range of topics including access to capital, marketing, business planning, maintaining working capital, and many others all recognizing the changing nature of the national and local economies.

Register to attend here




San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, SBDC Marin, and San Francisco SCORE are partnering to present three informative and relevant workshops to help your business.

May 6 12:00-2:00 2019 Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training
May 7 12:00-2:00 Digital Marketing Strategies - Get Your Business Noticed Online
May 10 12:00-2:00 The Big Brand Blueprint: How to Clarify your Message so People Listen

Register here

Events at the San Francisco SBA Entrepreneurship Center

Monday, April 30
Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options

Thursday, May 2
How to Start and Manage a Successful Business

Friday, May 3
Do You Have the Assertiveness Skills to Run and Lead Your Business?

Events Around Northern California

Operations and Leadership for Your Food Business - April 29 (San Francisco)
Getting the Yes:  Communication Tactics for Better Sales - May 1 (San Rafael)
Starting an Online Fashion Business - May 2 (San Francisco)

Online classes

View all of our upcoming webinars

A full calendar of upcoming events for Northern California can be viewed on our district office home page.

SBA’s participation or support in these events is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.