7/23/2016 Prev Next Email Share × Share On: SMALL BUSINESS EXPO®, the nation’s largest small business networking and learning event, and an Inc. 5000 company, is coming to the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, September 17, 2015, for the 2nd Annual SAN FRANCISCO SMALL BUSINESS EXPO. For more information, and free registration, visit the San Francisco Event page. The day-long conference and trade show, which travels through the country’s top cities for small business, brings together industry thought leaders and experts in a hands-on environment that features more than 20+ free workshops and programs along with 75+ interactive booths, demos and brand exhibits. Headlining the event is Bill Walsh, Founder and CEO of Powerteam International with a main stage presentation on The 5 Keys to Build a Million Dollar Business. Start-ups and business owners can take advantage of free admission and educational workshops covering online/ social media marketing, employee benefit plans, credit and financing, strategies for increasing revenue and team productivity, mentoring, cloud technologies, retirement plans, and many more. A panel discussion at noon entitled Idea to Execution: Make or Break Your Business will address questions about starting and executing a successful business. Speed networking sessions, a business card showcase, industry-centered meet-ups and a networking after-party are included in the event activities. The Small Business Expo expects to have more than 3,000+ registered Bay Area attendees at the show shopping for business resources, developing business leads and new customers, gaining new insights and networking with peers. “Technology continues to be an engine for small business growth here in San Francisco. Workshops at the Small Business Expo help business owners understand and utilize technology to engage with customers and manage information”, says event founder Zachary Lezberg. According to a county government official, small businesses account for over 90% of business in San Francisco. “They create jobs and employ our residents. They are members of our communities and make up much of our neighborhood commercial corridors. San Francisco would not be the unique and vibrant city it is without small business,” said Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director, Office of Small Business in an interview appearing in the Small Business Week blog. This year’s Presenting Sponsor Act! and Platinum Presenting Sponsor Powerteam International will be joined by Platinum SponsorEmerge212 Office Space and Yahoo!. Gold Sponsors include GoDaddy, Marketecture, Visa and Vistaprint. Silver Sponsors include Bank of America, Benchmark Email, Berkman Financial, DatabaseUSA, Elo Touch Solutions, Intuit, ReachLocal, VerticalResponse, Wimi, and ZipLocal. SAN FRANCISCO SMALL BUSINESS EXPO takes place at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. The Fort Mason Center is at 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94123. For media inquiries, or complimentary press passes please contact: Heather Hawes, 630-868-5063, firstname.lastname@example.org.