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August 2020

$15

Digital Marketing Strategies: Amplify your Presence & Grow your Sales

August 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

Whether you want to adapt to these changing times and sell more online, a refresher on modern tools, or to learn the basics of digital marketing and what you need to have in place for successful outreach to potential customers, this workshop is for you! Three of our expert advisors will cover: Content curation and strategy Overview of the online buying process Marketing essentials: Website and online shop Email marketing Social media marketing Marketing plan & budget KPI tracking SEO…

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September 2020

$15

What’s Next? Transition strategies for your manufacturing business (Virtual)

September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

Evaluate different transition strategies and hear how manufacturing business owners moved their companies on to the next chapter. Bay Area business owners are having tough conversations about the future right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of businesses across the country to shut down or to at least consider what their future might look like. Even outside of the pandemic, the puzzle every entrepreneur faces as they decide to transition out of their business is how to balance preserving…

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(VIRTUAL) SFMade Orientation – September

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Zoom,

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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November 2020

SFMade Virtual Orientation – November

November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom,

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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March 2021

$10

Boss Ladies in Manufacturing – an SFMade Panel

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

Hear how the boss ladies at Timbuk2, Fort Point Beer Company, Aplat and Tinkering Monkey have developed their business and adapted to COVID. In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for an interactive conversation facilitated by Janet Lees, SFMade’s Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer. We will hear how Deborah Palmer Keiser, President of Timbuk2, Dina Dobkin, Chief Brand Officer of Fort Point Beer Company, Shujan Bertrand, Owner of Aplat, and Paula Chang, Co-Founder of Tinkering Monkey, have developed and grown their manufacturing businesses, and adapted…

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April 2021

SFMade Orientation – April

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom,

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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$10

PR Strategies for Manufacturers: How to Pitch Your Story to Reporters

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

This workshop will provide practical strategies to help you identify, understand, and connect with the reporters who cover your industry. We’ll begin with a quick overview of what PR is and what it isn’t, and then we’ll provide strategies to get a reporter’s attention. The conversation will be led by Ken Stram, Founder of 2Bridge Communications, and Kristy Lin Billuni, The Sexy Grammarian. The workshop will cover how to: Identify the media outlets and reporters who reach your audience Cultivate relationships with…

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June 2021

$10

Intellectual Property 101: Legal Matters Surrounding Your Brand & Creations

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

We will discuss the importance of proactively securing trademarks, copyrights, and patents for your business, and answer all your questions. 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 considerations including:…

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$10

OSHA Safety Training

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom,

SFMade & MFG:SJ are proud to once again host our annual OSHA Safety training, presented by our partners at Nixon Peabody. Nixon Peabody knows OSHA law inside and out, and has helped define how that law is interpreted and applied. With literally thousands of safety and health regulations to follow, compliance can be very difficult for employers. From the hazards of each specific job, to responding to natural disasters, workplace emergencies and pandemic response, this training will serve as a primer…

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