We'll get to know each other over breakfast at Brenda's French Soul Food, one of our small-business clients. We'll discuss why and how I started Working Solutions, as well as industry trends and some cool things we're doing to help local entrepreneurs. I'll also share with you a directory of other awesome local businesses we've helped that are worth visiting.
Working Solutions, a San Francisco nonprofit organization, has made more than $10 million in microloans to local businesses and provided thousands of hours of free consulting to help hundreds entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams of business ownership. Under Emily's watch, more than 10,000 entrepreneurs have been educated, and more than 1,400 local jobs have been created and retained.
We'll be in the Tenderloin, a few blocks from Little Saigon and a few blocks from City Hall, the Civic Center, and UN Plaza. In the neighborhood: the Asian Art Museum and the Great American Music Hall.