A successful business researches ways to market the business, develop the advertising messages, budget for marketing and advertising, and how to handle relations with the press, radio and television. The following organizations may be able to assist you with your marketing needs.
Contact your neighborhood merchants and/or neighborhood associations for ideas to collaborate and market your business - (Excel spreadsheet)
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Staff hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Publication sales hours:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tel: (415) 392-4520
Fax: (415) 392-0485
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce offers members low-cost seminars and workshops on marketing, advertising, media relations and business development.
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
201 Third Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (415) 974-6900
Fax: (415) 227-2602
The Bureau has been the City's official visitor marketing and sales organization for over 80 years. The Bureau's goal is to enhance the City's economy by promoting San Francisco for conventions; trade shows corporate meetings and pleasure travel. New business members can utilize many sales aids, marketing services, activities and seminars.
Small Business Assistance Center, City Hall, Room 110, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-554-6134 Office Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM