WE ARE SAN FRANCISCO!
Our Local Small Business Community represents the diversity & originality that makes our city so unique and beloved.
Sadly, our community of family businesses has been decimated by extended closures, drastically reduced capacities, virtually no support and no financial relief from our city or state.
Too many of us have been forced to close forever, while many of us are not far behind.
To protect our community and the vitality of our city, we have to unite and fight for our rights as Small Business Owners and the relief that we all need and deserve.
is to unify and empower the San Francisco Small Business Community, to not only endure the hardships that we all share, but to thrive as a cohesive and collective enterprise.
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Jill “Horiyuki” Bonny (pictured far left) is the owner of Studio Kazoku, a Japanese-style tattoo studio, in the Haight Ashbury. She has been tattooing for over twenty years and is the founder of the Unified Tattoo and Body Art Shops of San Francisco. In 2008 she received the prestigious title “Horiyuki” from Master Horiyoshi 3 of Yokohama. She is the first non-Japanese woman to receive this honor.
You can find her books in Kinokuniya in the Japan-town mall and has lectured at the Asian Art Museum and most recently the Jewish Museum.
Billy earned his first personal trainer certification and opened his independent trainer practice in 1998 out of a small basement gym in San Francisco. In 2004, after training side-by-side for two years, he and Mike Clausen opened DIAKADI Fitness Performance (originally known as DIAKADI Body) in order to create the ultimate training experience for San Francisco’s independent trainers and their clients. Currently Billy focuses on new business development for DIAKADI, leads the DIAKADI NEXT Intern Program, and oversees The Business Movement, DIAKADI’s consulting and coursework programs for pioneering fitness entrepreneurs worldwide. Mike still trains a few longterm clients, but spends most of his time managing the operations of DIAKADI.
After being closed for over 6 Months, and currently operating at 10% Capacity; Billy & Mike are Fighting to keep their family owned business open!
Since 1999, massage has been Candace's passion and driving force. She & her brother Dave own & operate their Small Business together. They recognize the critical importance of human touch and therapeutic bodywork, and strive to keep this valuable health service accessible to all income levels and walks of life.
Candace & Dave have had to completely change their business model, drastically reducing their staff to try and stay open after being closed for more than half a year.
Marjan Philhour is the co-founder of the Balboa Village Merchants Association and has experience opening and operating two small businesses in San Francisco. She co-owns Village Place, a gift shop and pottery studio with her sister on Balboa Street in the Richmond District. Her shop offers pottery classes to children and adults, as well as rents out pottery wheels to local artists.
Marjan is an active member of the Richmond community and has served on the board of local neighborhood organizations. She also co-founded the Balboa Street annual Halloween and Spring festivals. She lives in the Outer Richmond with her husband Byron where they are raising their three children.
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Married couple, Dave & Glenn run their Small Fitness Business together. They have locations in the Castro & Lower Haight. Like other local fitness studios operating at 10% capacity (after being closed 182 days), they've had to add an outdoor gym on Market St. to accommodate their members.
With over 15 years of experience and training, Annette is a master hair stylist & colorist. She trained in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has participated in numerous movies, commercials & fashion shows and has been published in several industry magazines.
Annette has an eclectic ability and artistic approach to hair and make-up. She has transformed hundreds of clients and bridal parties, from the very unique to classic beauty and will make you look and feel your best.
After 6 months of not being allowed to work, Annette is left alone to try and rebuild her small business.
Locals Barbershop. Est 2017 Locally and Barber owned. Here to provide not only barber services but to bring culture, integrity, and a family feel back to the neighborhood that has already given so much to us as a small business. Doing everything and much more, one haircut at a time.
Locals is doing everything they can to regain their losses after being forced to remain closed for over half the year.
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Mystie developed her ambition and work ethic at a young age helping her parents meet the demanding needs of her family-owned grocery store. Her own vision was to develop a fitness studio that she would want to be a member, a studio focused on quality, variety, and results with tons of class options offered all day long. Her goal for Studiomix is to be the independent local club that truly makes an impact on the lives of the members; a place that helps others stay physically active and healthy.
Mystie is now left scrambling to refill her studio but faces the harsh reality that many of her members have left SF for good.
Dianne Nola of Nola Studio and exclusively works with naturally curly hair— educating, cutting and styling. She owns a studio in the Marina District and has been in the beauty profession for over 30 years. One of her greatest joys is teaching women how to create the image they have been seeking- "Because how we express ourselves is connected not only to our self-esteem but our authenticity."