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January 2020

$30

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SFMade, 150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

If you are planning to produce apparel or sewn products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll learn how to set-up and manage your own manufacturing operation or use contract manufacturers. We will cover key considerations including: • Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business • Information and referrals to local factories and manufacturing resources • Acquiring facilities and where to look • Zoning and Permitting Issues • Obtaining…

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February 2020

Free

SFMade Orientation

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SFMade, 150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Come learn about what we do and how we help manufacturing companies to succeed. Empowering Manufacturers. Creating Jobs. Transforming our City. SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.

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$30

How to Manufacture Locally for Food and Beverage Makers

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SFMade, 150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

If you are planning to produce beverage or packaged food products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll get an intro into setting up and managing your own manufacturing operation or using co-packers. We will cover key considerations including: • Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business • Information and referrals to local kitchens, co-packers, and other resources • General information about acquiring facilities, and where to look •…

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March 2020

$30

Intellectual Property 101 for Manufacturers: Legal Matters Surrounding Your Branding, Creative Works, and Inventions

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SFMade, 150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Join us to discuss the importance of proactively securing trademarks, copyrights, and patents for your business and get all your questions answered! Many companies, especially new ones, find themselves reacting only after discovering that another business was first to use their trademark, or after finding out that the photographer they hired actually owns the photos’ copyright. Mr. Kuehn discusses how to get on top of protecting a modern day business’s most important assets – intellectual property. We will cover key…

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$30

Analyzing Financial Statements to Maximize Profitability and Minimize Risk

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SFMade, 150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Do you review your balance sheet, profit & loss and cash flow reports every month, and track ratios and discrepancies? Being able to interpret financial statements is particularly critical in a manufacturing business, and will help you monitor and reach financial health. This workshop will focus on: Financial statements 101: what they are, how to read them The story your financial statements are really telling you Uncovering hidden meanings Ratios and what they signify Key areas that are being overlooked…

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