SFMade

2024 Workshops Series

A limited number of scholarships are available for the following workshops and additional 1:1 business advising.

All workshops are on Zoom. Register today to see if you qualify.

Scholarship qualifications include manufacturing a product in the San Francisco Bay Area, fewer than 30 employees, business is woman, BIPOC, or, veteran-owned.

This collection of seasonal workshops has a registration fee of $500 per company without a scholarship.

Winter workshops

Packaging and Labeling

February 9th 1–2PM

Dive into the world of packaging and labeling, where design meets marketing and functionality takes center stage.

Understand Your Target Audience

February 13th 1–2PM

Make your marketing efforts more efficient and crack the code on your ideal customer, uncovering their hidden desires, motivations, and biggest pain points.

Branding & Communication

February 16th 1–2:30PM

In today’s competitive marketplace, having a strong brand and knowing how to communicate it effectively is essential for success.

Maintaining Profitability

February 20th 1–2PM

Discover powerful strategies to keep your business thriving. Learn to optimize costs, control expenses, and maximize revenue, even in challenging times. 

Digital Marketing

February 23rd 1–2PM

Unleash the power of social media, SEO, and content marketing to skyrocket your brand visibility and engage your audience.

Competitive Analysis

February 27th 1–2PM

Uncover valuable insights into your competitors and gain a strategic edge with this workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to dominate your market.

Pitch Decks and Investor Readiness

March 1st 1–2:00PM

In this workshop, we’ll explain your financing options and review the art of creating compelling, investor-ready pitch decks.

Business Account Number (BAN) 101

March 8th 1–2PM

In San Francisco, all businesses (even small ones) must register with the City and receive a BAN (Business Account Number).

Loans for Growth

March 15th 1–2:00PM

In this workshop, we’ll explain your financing options to secure capital to grow your profitable business.

Competitive Analysis

March 29th 1–2PM

Uncover valuable insights into your competitors and gain a strategic edge with this workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to dominate your market.

FAQs

To fully participate in our workshop series, joining SFMade as a local manufacturer is necessary. This unlocks benefits such as exclusive access to workshops, 1:1 advising, networking opportunities, and resources to support your business growth.

You’ll receive an update on your application for the scholarship within 2 working days. We’ll send the email to the address you provided in your application.

If you haven’t heard from us after two days, feel free to email us at: [email protected].

SFMade has a limited number of sponsored scholarships for our programs and services every year. With a scholarship, you’ll have seasonal, unlimited access to our workshops and receive personalized guidance through 1:1 consultations with our expert business advisors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your business to the next level!

This collection of seasonal workshops has a registration fee of $500 per company without a scholarship.

We also offer free workshops, open to all, throughout the year. Check our calendar or contact advising@sfmade for additional information.

In addition to our workshops, you may be eligible to receive 1:1 advising from Staff Specialists and Expert Consultants along with workshop participation.

Our team has diverse expertise in:

  • Financial planning & analysis: Optimize your cash flow, manage risk, and make informed financial decisions.
  • Hiring & Talent: Skilled guidance on recruitment, onboarding, and building strong teams.
  • Marketing & Growth: Develop winning strategies to attract customers and achieve sustainable growth.
  • Operations & Efficiency: Optimize your processes for maximum productivity and profitability. 
  • Real Estate & Space: Locate the ideal space to optimize your operations and enhance your brand presence.

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SFMade

150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605

SFMade

150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591