Celebrate Small Business Week May 5 – May 11
In the City Council meeting on Monday, May 6, Mayor Cutter will proclaim the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019 as Small Business Week in the city of San Leandro. With 28 million small employers nationwide, small businesses constitute two out of three jobs in America. In San Leandro there are more than 2,700 businesses employing 25 or fewer people, and many of these are minority- and women-owned.
During this meeting, the City will honor four San Leandro businesses in food production or service. Among those honored will be kombucha brewery House Kombucha, cricket protein producer Tiny Farms, and food establishments Papaito Rotisserie/Antigua Coffee Shop, and Top Hatters Kitchen.
San Leandro’s Small Business Week aligns with the national celebration, and there are a number of free activities for businesses to participate in to help them grow and improve.
The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a number of free and public workshops:
- Monday, May 6th, 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Inspire SL, Bold Entrepreneurship – Panelists: Craig & Pinky Cooper (Pinx Catering), Paul Jackman (FunFlicks), Shannon Hackley (Shannon Leigh Associates/Station SL), Sherry Higgs (Drivers for Survivors)
- Monday, May 6th, 1 PM – 3 PM
City of San Leandro Business Incentives Program – Mariana Garcia, Economic Development Specialist, City of San Leandro
- Monday, May 6th, 4 PM – 5 PM
Navigate Your Chamber Membership – San Leandro Chamber of Commerce
- Tuesday, May 7th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Instagram for Business – Angel Moore, the Alameda County Fair
- Tuesday, May 7th, 9 AM – 1 PM – 2 PM
Networking: Farming, Not Hunting
- Wednesday, May 8th, 9 AM – 12 PM
Uplevel Your Quickbooks Skills – Diana Cohn, Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor
- Wednesday, May 8th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Get Your Ducks In a Row for a Small Business Loan – Charles Yun & George Kim, United Business Bank
- Thursday, May 9th, 9 AM – 11 AM
Email Marketing Trends for 2019 – Wil Hart, Master Certified Solution Provider, Constant Contact
- Thursday, May 9th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Internet Cultured: the Journey of a Digital Influencer – Tillie Adelson, Blogger and Social Media Influencer
- Friday, May 10th, 9 AM – 10 AM
The Future of Cannabis: Where Will This Budding Industry Take Us? – Dr. John Oram, CW Analytical Laboratories/NUG, Inc.
The Small Business Administration is hosting a number of online events from hackathons and workshops to award ceremonies and Twitter chats. Click HERE to learn about these events.
Additionally, Small Business Week San Francisco is hosting a webpage of events taking place all week long, from mixers and pop-ups to panels and forums. Click HERE to see what events are scheduled.
And as always, we encourage you to remember to Shop Local this Small Business Week!
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