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Everything You Need to Succeed

Welcome to The San Francisco Business Portal – our City’s primary online business resource. With comprehensive information and tailored tools, the Portal helps you easily navigate the steps to start, manage, and grow a business, quickly learn what it takes to be compliant, and obtain resources along the way. Ready to get started? Find the permits, licenses, requirements, and guidelines you need now.

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Start a Business

Starting a business can be challenging. Being prepared and well-informed will help. Learn what it takes to move your idea from dream to reality.

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Manage Your Business

Your doors are open, so what’s next? Educate yourself on important dates, laws, and local resources to help you succeed.

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Grow Your Business

Business is good and it’s time to expand. Discover the information and resources you need to grow your business and thrive.

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Get Started
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Open for Business

Congratulations, your doors are open. Now you can focus on managing and growing your business.

Dates & Announcements

You don’t have to miss a deadline. Keep informed of important announcements and regulatory changes.

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Business Property Statement Filing
Due May 7, 2017

 

Business property owners must file a property statement (Form 571-L) each year detailing the acquisition cost of all supplies, equipment, fixtures, and improvements owned at each location within the City and County of San Francisco. The last day to file business personal property without penalty is May 7, 2017.

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San Francisco Small Business Week 2017
May 15-20, 2017

 

The 13th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week is a partnership formed to honor and support the more than 85,000 thousand small businesses and entrepreneurs that call San Francisco home. As part of National Small Business Week, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of small business owners by offering a series of educational and networking events designed to inspire, educate and connect the members of our business community.

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Business Registration Renewal
Due May 31, 2017

 

All business registrations need to be renewed by May 31, 2017 for the period covered by July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. In order to renew online, you will need your Business Account Number, the last four digits of the Tax ID number, and the eight character online PIN.

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I believe I am a born entrepreneur and always knew I would be my own boss one day.
Brenda Buenviaje
Brenda’s French Soul Food

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Starter Kits

Every great idea starts somewhere. Starter Kits explain how to turn an idea into a successful business with step-by-step guides, required permits, and helpful resources.

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Permits & Licenses

Find the permits and licenses you need and apply online. Compliance is only a click away.

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