San Francisco Business Portal – http://businessportal.sfgov.org/
The San Francisco Business Portal has everything you need to start and grow your business. Here you can find everything from guidance on formulating a business plan to links on how to register your business and pay the necessary fees with The City
San Francisco Council of District Merchants Directory – http://sfcdma.org/Directory
The Council of District Merchants is a group of local merchant associations who advocate for small businesses in San Francisco. You can use their directory to find your local merchant association, which you can consider joining.
Shop & Dine in the 49 – http://shopdine49.com/
This is a citywide campaign to raise the visibility and importance of buying local. It has great information about how you can encourage friends and neighbors to support local businesses and tool kits for promoting the cause.
SF Center for Economic Development Incentives & Resources – http://sfced.org/incentives-resources/
The City and County of San Francisco, the State of California and the U.S. Federal Government provide a range of incentives to encourage new business in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find out more here!
San Francisco Small Business Development Center – http://www.sfsbdc.org/
The San Francisco SBDC mission is to provide business owners and managers with information, training, and specialized one-on-one consulting. You can apply online and they’ll follow up to help you achieve your goals!