Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and LifeWith the end of the state’s COVID tier-restrictions just days away, one business owner in the town of Novato reflected on her pandemic experience, and her struggle to survive.
Face Mask Flouter Spits at San Jose Service WorkersA woman who refused to wear a face covering spat at food service and bank employees at several San Jose businesses on Tuesday.
COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open JobsRight when the restaurant and retail industries are bouncing back with customers returning as COVID restrictions ease, many businesses are facing a new hurdle: hiring employees to fill open positions.
SF Designer Turns Struggling Family Dry Cleaners Into Artsy Gathering Spot During PandemicA struggling small business in San Francisco’s Richmond District is trying to survive by welcoming others into its space and the entire neighborhood may be richer because of it.
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
COVID: San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions EaseWith rebounding traffic, diners eating indoors and movies projected on the silver screen at Fort Mason, Friday nights in the city feel a lot different from what they were a year ago.
East Bay Restaurants Band Together to Boost Business Amid PandemicIn the Tri Valley, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the restaurant industry to come up with new ways to drum up business. The result: Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, an effort to help businesses survive.
Menlo Park Small Business Suffers Backlash Over Staffer's Attendance at Trump DC RallyA Menlo Park shop run by a woman who attended the Trump rally on Wednesday in Washington D.C. is facing financial backlash.
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.
COVID Relief: Small Business Owners Struggle to Receive Pandemic Funding; 'We're Being Strangled And Just Left For Dead'Small businesses make up nearly half of California's total workforce, but many are frustrated by the COVID pandemic economic relief application process and say there still is not enough money to go around.
Lafayette Enlists Lobbyists to Relaunch Small Business Assistance ProgramThe city of Lafayette is hiring a politically-connected consultancy in Sacramento to help restart an assistance program for its small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.