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National Entrepreneurship Month


November is National Entrepreneurship Month!  Americans are starting businesses at record rates. Explore our online guide and learn the basics of planning, launching, managing, and growing your own business. Learn more


Illustration of a person and the American flag with the following text, Veterans Day, November 11, 2022. The SBA logo is at the bottom.


Veterans, thank you for your service. The SBA offers support as you enter the world of business ownership. The Veteran-owned business programs include funding, free business counseling, government contracting and military spouse resources. Learn more


Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Submit your Nomination in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Learn More about the Awards

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

Step 2

Check Out the Complete Guidelines

To be nominated and receive one of the local awards, the small business nominee must fit within the category of the award, demonstrate success in business and complete and submit the required nomination package information. 

Step 3

Go to Nomination Portal

Are you ready? Submit your nomination now. Deadline to submit is December 8, 2022 at 12PM.  Learn more


One person standing and three people sitting with the following text, upcoming events. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

Small Business Training Events

SBA and its resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Center – continually offer training and educational programs. A sample is highlighted below, and the full calendar of training programs and webinars is found at San Francisco District Office (SFDO) Upcoming Events link.


Business Foundation Training – (6 sessions November 1 – November 29) Class#1 (11/01 at 6PM)

4-week Food Business Course (11/07 at 5:30PM)

Food Trucks – Taking it On the Road (11/09 at 3PM)

How to Do Business with the Government (11/10 at 10AM)

Small Business Taxes (11/10 at 11AM)

How to Write an Effective Business Plan (11/11 at 2PM)


SFDO Upcoming Events


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