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Workshop: Small Business Office Hours with an Advisor

Thursday, 5/9/2024
2:00 - 4:00

Get feedback on your small business ideas from a business advisor from the Small Business Development Center.  Advisors will host a virtual office hour to help assess your ideas, answer questions, as well as to provide advice on best practices to make your business ideas a reality.  Information is also available about free resources for the practical skill-building parts needed to carry out your business plans.  Office hours are group sessions and virtual. 

Learn to: 

  • Structure your initial business ideas into a focused business plan.    

  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your business ideas.     

  • Gauge the market and industry outlook for your potential business.  

  • Understand the permits you may potentially need for the kind of business you are planning.  

  • Create a plan to finance your business and how to find funding resources.     

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Office Hours are held by Gwendolyn Wright who is the Managing Consultant of The Wright Consultants. Her mission is to start and grow businesses, increase entrepreneurs’ access to capital and improve their financial acumen. She has extensive experience, from ecommerce, retail and wholesale to manufacturing and distribution, consulting and coaching small and medium size businesses for over twenty years.  


Small Business Office Hours are provided by the Small Business Development Center in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library.   


An ongoing series of virtual programs focused on supporting job and career seekers, personal finance needs and small business resources.

Start and grow your small business.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

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