Congratulations SF Small Business Week Honorees
This week Dynadot is supporting small businesses by sponsoring San Francisco Small Business Week. The event is part of a national celebration of the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year, the goal was to come together to "Salute the Heroes of our Economy."
We kicked off the week by attending Flavors of San Francisco on Monday evening, which was a meet and mingle with more than 1,000 small business owners and community leaders. It was also a great place for local restaurants to show off their amazing food and beverage selections.
On Tuesday, the City of San Francisco honored thirteen local businesses for their contributions to the local community. The honorees are pictured below and include six restaurants, a market, a bar, two bookstores, a community newspaper, a shoe store, and a surf shop:
Taishan Café: a Chinese restaurant in the Richmond District
Swan Oyster Depot: a seafood restaurant specializing in oysters in Nob Hill area
Polly Ann Ice Cream: an ice cream shop that features over 500 flavors (though they feature only 50 daily) in the Sunset District
Turtle Tower Restaurant: a Vietnamese restaurant named for Hanoi's famous landmark Thap Rua, or Turtle Tower in the Tenderloin area
Round Table Pizza: a local franchise that has been around for 40 years in Portola Valley
Henry's Hunan Restaurant: a Hunan Chinese restaurant that has been around since 1974 in the city's south central edge
Canyon Market: a neighborhood full service grocery store in Glen Park
El Rio: a neighborhood bar in the Mission District
The Booksmith: an independent bookstore on Haight Street that features weekly author appearances
Christopher's Books: Potrero Hill's neighborhood bookstore since 1991
Marina Times: a local newspaper in the Marina District
Shoe Biz: a shoe store in the Haight/Ashbury area
Sunset Shapers: a surf shop in the Sunset district featuring handmade works from local board builders
The main conference was Wednesday and featured 50 different workshops on everything from Business Law for Entrepreneurs to Bookkeeping 101 for Small Businesses to the workshop that Dynadot sponsored, Building Your First Website: A Guide for Small Business Owners. The workshop featured startup consultant Allan Chao, who focused on everything a small business needs to build the best website possible whether they already have one or not. At the Dynadot table, we helped several small business owners get started with their websites. Using our free one page hosting, they were able to get information about their business up on their website in under five minutes!
Dynadot is proud to support small businesses and we are looking forward to closing the week with two evening mixers – tonight's MEGA Make Contact LGBT Mixer celebrating the impact of LGBT businesses and tomorrow's San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) and SF Small Business Week Mixer. If you are planning to attend either mixer please come say hi to us!
If you'd like to learn more about San Francisco Small Business Week, you can visit their website at sfsmallbusinessweek.com. Below is a picture of Team Dynadot at our booth during Monday's Flavors of San Francisco event. You can also see more pictures of Team Dynadot at the events on our Facebook page and Google+ page.
Post by Robyn Norgan, pictured far right above