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We are allies


for all local small business entrepreneurs

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We are allies


for all local small business entrepreneurs

 
 

SFEDA

Is a collaboration of non-profit organizations that provide business training, funding and ongoing support to Bay Area Small & Micro Businesses serving San Francisco.


 

Our mission is to bring solutions and prosperity to every small business owner serving San Francisco. We achieve this mission by actively advocating at the City level for all small businesses entrepreneurs, and by providing entrepreneurs with equitable access to business education programs, advising resources and capital.

 

We are a team


We are a team


SFEDA Member Organizations

Leadership Team

Jen Leybovich, Main Street Launch | SFEDA Executive Committee Chair

Jon Macuso, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center | SFEDA Program Committee Chair

And we're aiming high


And we're aiming high


We are creating the

BEST ENVIRONMENT IN THE WORLD

where

SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS EMERGE AND FLOURISH

REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE,

WHERE THEY CAME FROm

OR WHAT THEY DO.

 

Born out of a deep commitment to social justice, equity, economic development and community, the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance is devoted to being the trusted resource center, advocate and community hub for all local small businesses. 

 

With these Values


And GUIDING PRINCIPLES

With these Values


And GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Collaboration

  • We join forces to best serve all small business entrepreneurs operating in San Francisco.
  • We promote collaboration among local small business owners to help them grow each other's ventures and advocate as a collective.
  • We partner with private companies and public organizations offering the best and most innovative solutions for small business owners.
  • We collaborate with the city of San Francisco to better serve small business owners, their employees and patrons.

Equity

  • We recognize, understand and advocate for the unique needs and challenges that all small businesses and micro-enterprises face in San Francisco, particularly those minority-owned, women-owned, immigrant-owned, LGBTQ-owned, low-income, start-up and legacy businesses.
  • We are a proponent of equitable and inclusive opportunities as well as the appropriate resources needed so that anyone gifted with an entrepreneurial mind is able to successfully launch and grow a small business to serve San Francisco.

Accessibility

  • We are open and welcoming of all current and aspiring small business entrepreneurs.
  • We are committed to advocating for the availability of education programs, advising resources and capital for all who wish to open or grow a small business.
  • We are a safe doorway to community and empowerment for minority, women, veterans, LGBTQ, immigrant, legacy and low-to-moderate income local entrepreneurs.
  • We strive to provide equitable access to our services and break down barriers that prevent access. We will work to ensure our coalition reaches entrepreneurs of various languages, cultures, immigration status, and disability.   

Opportunity

  • We are committed to building a local small business ecosystem that creates wealth for the entrepreneurs and their employees.