San Francisco Launches a New Business Portal

The City of San Francisco just launched a new San Francisco Business Portal, a new comprehensive web tool that brings together the complex information surrounding business registration, permits, and licenses in a single user-friendly City website. The Business Portal is the most comprehensive and user-friendly City website ever developed for San Francisco businesses. GGRA is proud to be among the resources listed in the starter kit for opening a restaurant business.

The Business Portal consolidates information on more than 400 permits and licenses available to small businesses. Some examples of forms that are accessible in the Business Portal include the Business Registration form from the Treasurer and Tax Collector required of every business, and the Permit to Operate from the Department of Public Health for all restaurants. The Business Portal also provides step-by-step starter guides for small businesses that want to start in San Francisco. Created by an inter-agency team in close collaboration with a dozen departments across the City, the Business Portal was designed based on in-depth research with business owners at different stages of the business life cycle.

To access the San Francisco Business Portal, go to: businessportal.sfgov.org.

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