Small Business

7 North Beach Businesses That Powered Through the Pandemic

In Here/Say’s series “When the Lights Come Up in the City,” we tour three neighborhoods…

Repeat Shoplifters are Driving S.F. Retail Crime, According to Police

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.

When the Lights Come Up in the City: Bayview Strong

As the pandemic took hold in San Francisco, Bayview did what it does best: It quickly pivoted and improvised to keep the lights burning brightly.

7 Bayview Businesses That Powered Through the Pandemic

These seven Bayview District businesses, owned by community trailblazers, pivoted quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Sobriety Helped One San Franciscan Build Community Through Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Ocean Beach Cafe owner Joshua James is creating an oasis by the beach for non-drinkers.

‘Shared Spaces’ for Outdoor Dining to Be Made Permanent, with Some Tweaks

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Shared Spaces, a…

San Francisco Eyes More Movie, Television Productions to Boost Local Recovery

With movie productions stirring back to life, San Francisco wants a piece of the action. …

Meet San Francisco’s 14-Year-Old Wild Yeast Wrangler

How this sourdough whiz kid breaks bread with the community.

Supervisors Punt Votes On Permanent Shared Spaces, Small Business Recovery

A Board of Supervisors committee delayed two proposals with broad small business backing including a plan to codify Shared Spaces and another to streamline fees and permits.

Car-Free Valencia Street Is A Boon For Business, According To Yelp

Commercial corridors that ban or restrict cars may see a boost in business activity, according to new data from the review platform.