MEDA is a community-based economic development corporation located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Since 1973, MEDA has worked to improve economic and social conditions in the neighborhood by stimulating investment, enhancing the business environment, and creating jobs for area residents.
MEDA is committed to maintaining the cultural identity and resources of the Mission District.
- Basic entrepreneurship program.
- One-on-one business consultations for those who want to receive personalized assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. Support is available in the areas of business planning, marketing planning to attract and retain customers, technology to improve your business operations, financials, permit & licensing guidance, commercial lease negotiation, and access to capital. A specifically tailored business program provides support to Home Childcare providers.
- Free workshops to help you with a wide array of entrepreneurship needs, ranging from preparing a business plan, strategy to expand your business, how to negotiate a commercial lease, marketing, how to apply for a micro-loan or use technology and social media to improve your business, and more.
- Micro and small business loans of up to $100,000 for San Francisco Bay Area small business owners. We offer fixed-rate term loans, and our loan products are offered in combination with our free business coaching (offered in English and Spanish). We offer 3-year and 5-year term loans at competitive interest rates without prepayment penalties. All loans are reported to the credit bureaus, so, you will be able to build credit and there is no cost to apply.