From the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development — from the recent newsletter, Invest in Neighborhoods, San Francisco, November 2016:
Are You Looking to Open a Small Food-based business? Here’s a Great Resource for You!
The launch of the Small Business Acceleration Program was announced by Mayor Lee along with Supervisor Katy Tang, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the Office of Small Business. This pilot program is the first of its kind and provides direct services to those seeking to open small brick and mortar, food-based businesses in San Francisco by guiding them through the complex permitting process. “Small food and restaurant businesses are at the core of our City’s vibrancy.
They generate important employment opportunities and local character for San Francisco neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lee. According to Mary Gassen of Noe Valley Bakery, “The complexity of opening our bakery made the thought of expanding in San Francisco a daunting and overwhelming prospect. Since working with the Small Business Acceleration Program, we have been making swift and steady progress towards opening our bakery in the West Portal neighborhood.” Send inquiries to Open@sfgov.org to learn more about this exciting, new resource.
INVEST IN NEIGHBORHOODS: FEATURED PROGRAM
Did you know Invest In Neighborhoods has a Jobs Squad that provides crucial services to local, small businesses? The Jobs Squad helps businesses save money, navigate City processes, access vital programs, and stay informed on issues that may affect them. This team of City experts conducts door-to-door outreach to small businesses around the City to connect them with help and information. To contact the Jobs Squad or request a visit to your business or neighborhood, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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