The Small Business Assistance Center functions as the City's central point of information and referral for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in San Francisco. Contact us, by phone at 415-554-6134, email, or in person at City Hall, Room 110, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, 94102.
Small Business Assistance Center Regular Hours:
The Office of Small Business provides client services by phone, email, with appointment, and on a walk-in basis, M-F 8am-5pm. You may also submit our Contact Us Intake Form and a Business Counselor will contact you.
Business Assistance Provided:
Starting A Business Information & Assistance
Permits, License, and Registration Requirements
Managing Your Business Referrals & Assistance
Business Programs Information
Referral to Technical Assistance Providers
Tips on Negotiating the Commercial Lease
ADA Requirements and Your Small Business
Writing an Effective Business Plan
Resources and Workshops
Access to Finance
What You Need to Know About Hiring Employees
Zoning & Land Use Information
Selling to the City and County of San Francisco
Selling to the State of California
Selling to the Federal Government
San Francisco Business Portal
The San Francisco Business Portal is our City’s primary online business resource. With comprehensive information and tailored tools, the Portal helps you easily navigate the steps to start, manage, and grow a business, quickly learn what it takes to be compliant, and obtain resources along the way. Ready to get started? Find the permits, licenses, requirements, and guidelines you need now.
Small Business Assistance Center Hours:
The Office of Small Business provides client services by phone, email, with appointment, and on a walk-in basis, M-F 8am-5pm.
You may also submit our Contact Us Intake Form and a Business Counselor will contact you.