small business

29 May 2023

Why Grand Coffee Is Mission Street’s Loveliest Cafe

PHOTOS AND WORDS BY ANDY SAMWICK The sensational coffee movement that is Grand Coffee first opened on the North side of Mission Street in 2010. It became more than just another coffee shop, more like a cultural epicenter that brought together the many hearts of the neighborhood. And while artisanal

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31 Mar 2023

Person You Should Know: Tony Leo of Proclamation Goods

We’re so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people in The Bay Area. A few months ago, my friend and I met up at Urban Putt in the mission and nearly the exact moment she arrived she told me of someone I needed to know, Tony Leo. My

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19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

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26 Mar 2023

Why This Wealthy Techie’s $2 Million Donation Is Super Rad

There’s reason for small business owners in the Bay Area to rejoice. Chris Larsen, co-founder of crypto company Ripple, is giving $2 million to stoke local retail districts. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this is in addition to the $1.7 million he provided in 2021. Larsen is a born-and-raised

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09 Dec 2022

10 Local Spots For Last-Minute Gifts Under $30

We’re sliding right into that awkward time of the year when you realize you forgot to buy (or make) a gift for someone this year and only have a couple more weeks to figure things out.  Below is a list of local shops that will have unique last-minute gifts perfect

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25 Nov 2022

The Truth About Small Business Saturday

This Saturday (November 26) is Small Business Saturday®. Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this day is dedicated to shopping locally and supporting local small businesses rather than more giant corporations. While we can all get behind shopping small, the truth is that Small Business Saturday was started as a marketing

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30 Aug 2022

If You Don’t Want San Francisco To Change, Support Its Small Businesses

I was scrolling through Facebook a couple of days ago, and noticed an article Kelly O’Grady had written about the need to support Mission Comics, and I began thinking about the common complaints San Franciscans have about this city. If you frequent social media, which, if you’re reading this, you

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23 Aug 2022

Club Deluxe is Saved!

Club Deluxe is no longer closing! The beloved Upper Haight club is going to remain open after a lengthy mediation on Monday night between Sarah Wilder, owner of Club Deluxe, and property owner Veritas Investments. As we had hoped, the city did in fact step in and supported Club Deluxe

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06 Apr 2022

San Francisco Leads the Nation in its Desire to Avoid the Office

Although small businesses are beginning to see more revenue as San Franciscans return to the office, the return isn’t altogether welcome for the office workers themselves.  In fact, San Francisco leads the nation in its desire to avoid the carpeted confines of the office.  An economics professor at Stanford University

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