National Small Business Week is May 23-25 but in San Francisco we’re off to an early start! The San Francisco Small Business Week is May 15-21 and it’s designed to support the success of small businesses. There are dozens of educational and networking events.

Connect with over 4,000 leaders in the small business community and walk away with new contacts, best practices and innovative ideas that you can put into action today so definitely check it out.

We’ll be celebrating The Flavors of San Francisco where there will be a special awards ceremony that will honor local business owners who have been elected to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Award.

And the Small Business Administration Awards go to:

  • Small Business Person of the Year:
    Janine Popick,
     CEO and Co-Founder of VerticalResponse (Hey that’s me!!)
  • Financial Services Advocate of the Year:
    Katy Johnson,
     Wells Fargo Bank
  • Women in Business Advocate of the Year:
    Barbara Kasoff, 
    Women Impacting Public Policy
  • Minority Business Advocate of the Year:
    Denise Coley,
     Director, Global Supplier Diversity Business Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Congrats to all who won. We’re really excited to be a part of something that honors the very businesses we serve. If you’re in town the event is free!

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