Amid a tense political fight, a proposal to close a loophole in San Francisco’s groundbreaking universal health care ordinance was killed Tuesday. Read More
Businesses where you hear the “bleep, bleep” of checkout scanners will now have to pay annual fees so that city inspectors can make sure they are accurately charging consumers.
The added cost has some business owners fuming after letters sent out over the last week told them to pay up or face fines. Read More
For years, Rosanne worked for a restaurant that charged its customers extra for employee medical care. But employees never saw any of the money for this coverage, she says. Last October, they began asking questions. Read More
Twenty-seven small businesses in San Francisco have taken advantage of loans provided by The City, Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday. The initial $680,000 from the general fund set aside for the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund has been tapped. Now, Lee said he is trying to find more money to extend the program, which began in 2009. Read More
Businesses on Burlingame Avenue are hoping free parking and appearances by Saint Nicholas will spark spirited spending among shoppers this holiday season.
The upcoming holidays will be the first big test for the area’s newly created, controversial business improvement district. Board members have been working furiously in recent weeks to organize promotions that they hope will draw people downtown. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom said he’s scaling back his current tax break plan, making it less expensive and more beneficial to small businesses. Read More
It has been 25 years since then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the very first Minority Enterprise Development Week, or MED Week. Since then, every president has issued a proclamation designating a week for minority business owners to gather, speak with government officials, be honored for their achievements, and — perhaps most importantly — share ideas and innovations with one another. Read More