Events & Community

Entrepreneurs of the Year

Entrepreneurs of the Year

On Wednesday, October 7th, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center will be honoring three graduates of Renaissance’s 14-week Business Planning class at their annual gala. The award winners are exemplary business owners who have minimized personal risks and were motivated to plan carefully…

Small Businesses Giving Back

Small Businesses Giving Back

A small business’ relationship with its community is essential for its success. Small business owners need their local communities to know what they do, respect their work, and spread the word about their products and services. According to a study…

Aunt Ann’s Sustains

Aunt Ann’s Sustains

It was a pleasure to see the Collins family recognized with an award on May 27th from USF’s Gellert Family Business Resource Center. (I was honored to help present the award to the Collins sisters). Denise and Sue Collins are…

Small Business Week!

Small Business Week!

Don’t miss it! Small Business Week begins and ends with Sidewalk Sales in 20 neighborhoods throughout the city, Saturday, May 16th and Saturday, May 23rd. The kick-off event on Monday night, May 18th is not to be missed (tickets mandatory, but…

Small Business Week is here!

Small Business Week is here!

It is going to be a big week for small business in San Francisco. Small Business Week 2014 kicked off this morning with a gathering at Twitter headquarters with speeches from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and…

Honoring an influential institution

Honoring an influential institution

Last Thursday night, May 1st, Small Business Network San Francisco (SBN) celebrated its 30th anniversary and recognized six small business organizations and individuals during an awards ceremony at the Marines’ Memorial Club of San Francisco. One of the winners was…

In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Every year most neighborhoods in San Francisco celebrate their uniqueness with a block party, a festival or a street fair. It is a safe and happy time for residents and local businesses to come together in the “center of town”…

Yoga and Small Business Week

Yoga and Small Business Week

On Wednesday, as part of the Small Business Week conference, I gave a workshop on Business Planning 101+ to a crowd of about 100 people. Things got off to a rocky start…

Advocating for Small Business

Advocating for Small Business

On Thursday a very happy crowd gathered at the Marine’s Memorial Club for the Small Business Network’s Annual Awards Gala. I was honored to be one of the nine award winners, receiving the Small Business Advocate Award for my role as a small business owner and my involvement in…

Celebrating Business in Community

Celebrating Business in Community

On Wednesday night, Anchor Brewing hosted the annual Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association (PDMA) member celebration. Anchor provided the beer and food was donated by local businesses. About 150 people came together to celebrate our community of neighborhood businesses and get…