Dozens of small business owners flocked to San Jose city hall Thursday to learn how to grow their businesses using social media.
Government has helped nurture new business since the Great Depression, but is now withdrawing from that role, a leading ethnic Chamber of Commerce official said Wednesday.
San Francisco officials said they’re rebuilding the backbone of the city’s economy one small business at a time. One example is a new specialty shop that opened up in the Mission District this past month with the help of the city’s Revolving Loan Fund.
San Francisco is looking for small businesses to participate in JobsNOW2, a scaled down version of the federal Jobs NOW! program that expired last September.
Some of Oakland’s smallest businesses have navigated the permit process and secured loans to expand with the help of a non-profit that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to grow an idea.
Three of the nation’s biggest technology companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to an initiative backed by President Barack Obama to encourage job creation and economic growth by supporting small businesses.
One group in the Bay Area is teaching women how to turn their passion into a career.