Merchants and shoppers in the City of Oakland are receiving a holiday gift: free parking on Saturdays. It’s something of a gift for the merchants, too: business owners hope it will allow them to compete with the malls and big box stores during the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
The City of San Jose released a list of alternatives Tuesday to the upcoming ballot measure that calls for an immediate minimum wage increase from $8 to $10 an hour, because some think small businesses may not be able to support the sudden change.
The senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Twitter is launching a new advertising program in conjunction with American Express aimed at amplifying the tweets of small businesses.
The plan focuses on creating a stronger network for small businesses in San Francisco.
Small business owners in Silicon Valley are calling on Amazon and other online retailers to end their campaign against California’s new sales tax law.
KCBS reporter Doug Sovern tried to find a small, local shop to make a copy of his key. But the simple task proved harder than he originally thought it would be.
Liam Mayclem and Thuy Vu explore business products that got their start right here in the Bay Area. From a product that helps to save lives, to a man who helps to “create” lives. . […]
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.
Some small business owners along Caltrain’s rail corridor have expressed concerns that proposed cuts in transportation funding and service would impact their bottom lines.