San Francisco Small Business Week is here, and with it a week's worth of excellent opportunities to network with other small business owners, access incredible resources, and connect with Working Solutions! See the full event schedule here.
Monday, May 23
Look for Working Solutions staff, tabling at the Flavors of San Francisco kick-off party at the Metreon! Flavors of San Francisco is always a fabulous celebration of local entrepreneurship and a great chance to visit the resources tables of local organizations who support San Francisco small businesses.
Tuesday, May 24
Have questions about accessing financing for your business? Connect with Working Solutions staff members at the events on Tuesday evening. We'll be mixing it up at:
- 'African-American Entrepreneurs: Innovators of the Local Economy'
- 'AAPI: How to Succeed as an Asian-American Business Owner'
- 'MEGA Make Contact GGBA LGBT Mixer'
- 'Latino Entrepreneurs: Their Visions and Journeys'
Wednesday, May 25
Working Solutions CEO and Board Members will attend the Small Business Awards presented by the US Small Business Administration and the City of San Francisco. At the event, hosted by Bank of America, Working Solutions CEO Emily Gasner will be presented with a $25,000 grant from Bank of America to support our economic development work.
Thursday, May 26
The Small Business Conference is one of the highlights of San Francisco Small Business Week, featuring more than 40 free workshops for small business owners. Our Business Consulting team will be attending a number of the sessions, and Working Solutions staff will be presenting on a panel discussion:
10:50am-12:20pm: Start-Up Financing: Alternative Ways to Finance New Businesses (register here)
We will also be attending the post-conference happy hour reception to meet small business owners.
Friday, May 27
We will be present at a special event targeted to small business owners who are veterans (but open to all):
Operation Opportunity and Service to Success: Building Veteran-Owned Businesses, a 3-hour workshop for launching, financing, and growing a business. (More information here).
We also recommend following our partners in the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance.
For more information about Working Solutions, check out how we partner with our clients in this interview with Working Solutions CEO Emily Gasner and our client, Christopher Coccagna of T-We Tea.