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Small Business Services

 

We take pride in helping businesses succeed and believe that entrepreneurship is key to creating a better economy and thriving community.

The Center helps businesses throughout the spectrum of their development lifecycle, and is creating jobs for our community by helping LGBT entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. We offer a variety of programs including one-on-one counseling, an innovative rapid credit-building microloan, workshops on access to capital preparation, small business mentorship and referrals to our vast small business development network.

From testing your idea to launching your business, the Center offers ongoing support for entrepreneurs to bring their businesses to life. Through counseling, clients have the opportunity to meet with a business specialist who will review their current situation, assess their needs and work with them to develop a concrete action plan.

Click here to view upcoming small business and entrepreneurship events.

 

The Lending Circles program is an innovative tool that can help entrepreneurs and small business owners steady their cash flow, rebuild credit, pay down debt, purchase new equipment or rapidly build credit in order to access larger loans. 

Big dreams? Small biz? Welcome home. 

B-Lab @ the LGBT Center is a free, drop-in incubator for growing small businesses. The Small Business Services team at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center hosts weekly gatherings for business owners and entrepreneurs in the community to share, learn and work towards their goals.

Mentors help shape the people we are and the decisions we make by sharing their knowledge and experience. The mentorship program is designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners advance to the next stage of development by providing a match with a seasoned expert in their industry sector.

Rapidly build credit by participating in this innovative program to help members of the community establish or improve their credit, grow their savings and access a microloan. This is a peer-to-peer community lending tool, currently with no fee loans and no interest, where participants lend and borrow money from each other in order to build their credit, on average, 49 points over a 6 month period. Lending Circles have been used to pay down debt, rebuild credit from a bankruptcy, put a down payment on a car or establish credit to secure a home loan.

Tools to manage your business. Tips to improve efficiency. Local resources to support you along the way. The Center and Visa are working to provide you with resources to make your business run smarter, faster and easier