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Office of Small Business

News & Events

Updated May, 2014

• Office of Small Business, Small Business Assistance Center SPECIAL Hours 
Due to staffing constraints the Office of Small Business is providing client services by Phone and Email M-F, 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm. Walk-in counter service is ONLY available M-F, 1pm-5pm. You may experience longer than expected wait times and response times during this time.

If you prefer, you may submit the Contact Us Intake Form and a case manager will get in touch with you asap.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

Please Note: Regular office hours will return Monday, July 28! 

License 123 - Find Out Which Permits and Licenses Your Business Needs
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Small Business Assistance Center Small Business Commission

License 123
Start Your Business
Finance Your Business
Hiring Employees
Tax Credits & Incentives
Sell to the Government
Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification
Green Your Business
Technical Assistance
Resources & Workshops
Change Your Structure
Closing a Business
Sell My Business
New Gross Receipts Tax & Business Registration Fees (Effective 2014)

"How to Start a Business in San Francisco" Booklet: [English PDF]  [Chinese PDF]  [Spanish PDF]

Small Business Assistance Center Regular Hours:
Services are available by phone, email, and appointment M-F 8am-5pm. Walk-ins available M-F, 1pm-5pm.

Small Business Bulletin: 
Click here for the latest small business news and events.

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Commission Meetings- Public Notices
Legislation Impacting Small Business
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Office of Small Business Programs
Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes
Whether it's a fire or the devastating effects a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, small business owners need to be prepared for all types of business interruption. Click here for more information.

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Small Business Assistance Center, City Hall, Room 110, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-554-6134  Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Last updated: 7/24/2014 2:04:41 PM