Shaping the future of San Francisco as a resilient global city.



What is SBDC?

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is a nationwide program with more than 1,000 service points throughout the country! 

California’s SBDC network is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development with a mission of providing new or existing businesses with confidential, one-on-one advising and expert training at no cost.


GlobalSF & SBDC

At GlobalSF, we work with inbound and outbound foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities, small businesses seeking to go global - whether it be import or exporting – and those seeking to open an international franchise operation.


Focus Areas

GlobalSF works with clients of all sizes from these industry concentrations and more:

Experience Generation:

  • Specialty Retail

  • Hospitality

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Design

  • Dining & Entertainment

Knowledge Generation:

  • Biotech

  • Fashion

  • Digital Media

  • Financial Services

  • Publishing

  • Information Technology

  • Environmental Products & Technology 


Our Services

GlobalSF, in partnership with SBDC, includes in-depth advising and training in the following areas:

  • Funding Assistance

    • Export Financing

    • Credit Insurance

  • Specialty Programs

  • One-on-One Business Advising

    • FDI Post Acceleration & Landing Pad Services, Introduction Facilitation

    • Export/Import Documentations & Regulations

    • International Market Research and Entry Strategies

  • Training & Workshops

    • Trade & Export Development

    • Cultural Consulting

    • Brand & Marketing


Contact us

Interested businesses should click here to apply.

Interested businesses should contact Jessica Chin at the GlobalSF SBDC to apply.

Email or click here to fill out an application.

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