Press Release: Three SBDC Clients Among 16 Grantees to Receive SF Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

San Francisco, CA - On November 19th, three San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients - Big Mouth Productions, Sex for Life, and FTK Martial Arts - joined other 13 grantees in receiving the SF Women's Entrepreneurship Fund in the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration at the Mission Economic Development Agency. 

Joaquín Torres, Director of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the city agency that provides the grant, attended the celebration and addressed to the crowd: “Providing access to opportunities, especially for women in immigrant and low-income communities, ensures that our diverse population can both participate in and benefit from a thriving and inclusive economy.” 

Each of our clients received $5,000 from OEWD to support their small businesses in areas including, but not limited to: technology upgrades for operations, visual merchandising supplies, space improvements, and marketing activities. 

Myisha Battle, owner of Sex for Life, has been working with SBDC advisors since the business started two years ago and received advices in the areas of marketing and accounting management.  

“I am honored to receive the grant and being recognized by the City,” said Myisha. “I will use the grant to improve my website’s ranking in organic search results so it can reach more customers.” 

“We are grateful to be part of this great program that empowers women entrepreneurs in the City. SBDC will continue to provide technical assistance and nomination for perspective grantees.” said Angel Cardoz, Director of San Francisco SBDC. 

About San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund: 

The San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund (SFWEF) is a joint project of Office of Economic and Workforce Development of the Mayor’s office and the Mission Economic Development Agency . The Fund provides mini-grants of up to $5,000 to women-owned small businesses operating in San Francisco for projects and upgrades that will have a transformative impact on the business’ ability to grow. All eligible applicants will be invited to present their project’s proposal to the SFWEF Committee, which holds monthly pitch events.  

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