small business

Jeannine Suarez shows off a Derby jacket, beloved for its signature squiggly lined-lining. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

The Derby is back: Celebrating life and legacy of the iconic S.F. jacket

Jeannine Suarez greets satisfied customers at her store in the Haight

 

Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Grace Horikiri leads Japantown into post-pandemic future

‘The sharing of culture is what makes it special here — it’s what San Francisco is all about’

 

Love Street owner Graciela Ronconi is doing very well in her shop’s new Richmond District location. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Leaving Haight: Love finds a home on Balboa Street

Vintage apparel pro Graciela Ronconi finds buying, selling therapeutic

 

Sharky Laguana, a musician who founded Bandago, an outfit that rents vans to bands, is president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

From street performer and ‘drifter’ to small business champion

Sharky Laguana has become an unlikely voice for small business and the public face of Prop. H

Sharky Laguana, a musician who founded Bandago, an outfit that rents vans to bands, is president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Street artists who were displaced because of Super Bowl events were reimbursed by The City a total of $93,220.(Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s street artists received $590 apiece for Super Bowl impacts

San Francisco has doled out $590 apiece to 158 street artists impacted…

Street artists who were displaced because of Super Bowl events were reimbursed by The City a total of $93,220.(Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner file photo)
A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A golden legacy among gay bars

The one-story hut at Ninth and Harrison streets is small, but it…

A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

S.F. small-business workers have it pretty good

Despite all the challenges of operating a small business in San Francisco…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

We need to celebrate small business

Small businesses are key to the economic health of San Francisco, California…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLooking to open: Business advocates look forward to a report on streamlining permits for small businesses.

Small business report past due, but business advocate says mayor making progress

With tech firms seemingly the beneficiary of much of the love coming…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLooking to open: Business advocates look forward to a report on streamlining permits for small businesses.

Prop. 30 might not help schools

The San Francisco Examiner has it all wrong (“Support both tax increases…

MIKE KOOZMIN/ S.F. EXAMINEROpen: Luke Bartels’ Woodshop store is among newcomers to the Outer Sunset.

Small-business boom is dawning in Outer Sunset

Last year, when Luke Bartels and three other independent businessmen were looking…

MIKE KOOZMIN/ S.F. EXAMINEROpen: Luke Bartels’ Woodshop store is among newcomers to the Outer Sunset.
Courtesy photoMayor Ed Lee.

San Francisco to finally fulfill vow to businesses

Small-business owners know City Hall can be a pain, but it appears…

Courtesy photoMayor Ed Lee.

$1M deposit into San Francisco loan fund delayed

Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to add $1 million into The City’s revolving…

How Obamacare hurts small business

In the past, small businesses have led job growth after a recession.…

Small San Francisco tenants create economic multiplier

Who cares if a small, 10-employee business decides to rent an office…

Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies hurts small business

Redevelopment agencies are on the verge of being eliminated in California, and…

Ross Mirkarimi easing restrictions on mom-and-pop food, video stores

San Francisco officials are increasingly tackling the outdated planning codes that are…

Keeping tabs on vacant business spots

San Francisco economic officials hope to roll out a new technology within…

Supe giving break to smaller businesses

Smaller businesses – microbrewers and wine distributors – might be dodging a…

More on Senate Dems’ vote to let taxes increase

Dave already mentioned this, but here’s some more detail on what happened…