Attention Small Business Owners, Have I Got a Deal for You!

by Karen Topakian

Last year I started my own business, Topakian Communications, a freelance writing and communications consulting business. Coming up with the idea was fun. And the writing life suits me. But running a business is a whole different story. I knew very little and have had to learn along the way.

That’s why I’ll be attending SF Small Business Week (May 16-21). A free weeklong series of events suitable for anyone who runs, works for, owns or wants to start a small business here or anywhere.

If you’re curious about the events, check out the website with all of the listings.

Since I like eating in SF restaurants as much as the next gal, I’ll be going to Flavor, the kick-off event on Monday night May 16 from 5-8 at the Metreon City View. Want to join me as we work our way through the food provided by local restaurateurs? We can eat and schmooze with other small biz owners and community leaders! And it’s free.

Because I need to learn more about finance, marketing, technology and social media to improve my business. I’ll also be attending the all day free Small Business Conference on Wednesday May 18 from 9 to 5:30 at SF State University’s downtown campus at the Westfield Center.

Can you afford to not attend a week’s worth of free activities dedicated to your business’ success?