To equitably support, preserve and protect small businesses in San Francisco. We provide high quality direct services and programs, drive practical policy solutions, and serve as a champion for San Francisco’s diverse small business community.
The Small Business Commission and the Office of Small Business were established by two ballot measures supported by San Francisco voters: Proposition D in November 2003 and Proposition I in 2007. Proposition D created a Chartered Small Business Commission to oversee the Office of Small Business and defined the functions and duties of the Office of Small Business. Proposition I required the Office of Small Business to operate a Small Business Assistance Center (SBAC) to focus on the needs of San Francisco businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
See Chapter 2A Executive Branch, Article XVI of the Municipal Code of the City of San Francisco: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/san_francisco/latest/sf_admin/0-0-0-1116