Small Business Programs

 

The Chamber offers many opportunities to help small businesses grow and thrive in San Francisco. Our programs will help businesses in the areas of advocacy, business to business sharing, networking, regulations and policy, and more.

ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

Small Business Committee

Small Business Committee
Small businesses are the backbone of the San Francisco economy, and the Chamber is a champion of small business. The Small Business Committee (SBC) is the small business voice of the Chamber designed to celebrate and support local, small business in San Francisco. Learn more

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Small Business University

Small Business University
Through workshops, panel discussions, and presentations geared to help small business, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business University helps small businesses thrive in San Francisco. Learn best practices from fellow small businesses in San Francisco. Learn more

SF Biz Connect

SF Biz Connect
SF Biz Connect is an initiative of Mayor Edwin M Lee to encourage local spending within the business community. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) in partnership with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce have developed this site to help facilitate this interaction. Visit www.sfbizconnect.com

NETWORKING

Neighborhood Business Summits

Neighborhood Business Summits
The Chamber brings together local merchants, their elected Board Supervisor and city officials in each of the San Francisco’s 11 supervisorial districts to network, strengthen neighborhood business ties and dialogue about issues of concern. Summits are held quarterly in different San Francisco supervisorial districts.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours
The Chamber’s high-energy mixers bring together hundreds of professionals from small, mid-size and large Bay Area companies and organizations from a variety of industries to network, build relationships and have fun. Events are held at an exciting new location each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Learn more

Ambassadors Club

Ambassadors Club
No one makes more connections than Chamber Ambassadors. Ambassadors are member volunteers who help engage new and prospective members, while actively extending their own business contacts and the visibility of their company. Ambassadors attend Chamber events and monthly Club meetings every third Tuesday of the month at the Chamber from 4-5:30 pm. Learn More

Business Alliance

Business Alliance
Business Alliance is the Chamber’s structured leads-exchange program, which provides opportunities for entrepreneurs, managers and other professionals to promote their business, product or service to prospective customers – and ask for the order. Over the past six years, Business Alliance has generated over 2,000 deals valued at $2.2 million. Business Alliance groups meet twice monthly at the Chamber. Learn more

KEY EVENTS

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday
American Express Small Business Saturday helps small businesses do more business. The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses. Over $14.3 billion has been spent at independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday. Learn more

The Chamber is pleased to serve not only as a Community Champion but also on the planning committee for San Francisco engagement. We invite small businesses to contact us to learn how to become their own “neighborhood champion.”

Small Business Week

Small Business Week
San Francisco Small Business Week celebrates the contributions of San Francisco small businesses by connecting more than 4,000 members of the small business community. Workshops, community events, and conferences can help teach you about best practices and innovative technology. Join this inspiring free annual event that honors small business’ contribution to San Francisco’s prosperity. Learn more

The Chamber is thrilled to co-chair Small Business Week, helping to organize community and business partners, organize speakers, and plan the fabulous events that help to celebrate San Francisco small businesses.