| The SFSBN offers programs, activities, and events that empower the
small business community, including: Advocacy on behalf of small
businesses at the local, state, and national levels; educational
seminars; media interaction, quarterly newsletter, fax and e-mail
communications; and Internet services.
Job Network | Healthy
Families | Bad
The Job Network is a bold and innovative collaboration to provide
jobs in SBN-affiliated small businesses for people transitioning
from welfare to work. The Job Network provides valuable on-the-job
support for both the employee and the employer for up to one
Working in close partnership with Juma Ventures, a nonprofit
organizaiton that provides work readiness training, placement
and retention services for low-income individuals, the SBN formed
the Job Network to provide welfare recipients and low-income
individuals with entry-level jobs in small businesses.
Small businesses can provide the employment opportunities for
individuals moving from welfare to work, but they need help in
supporting the transition. The Job Network assesses a job-seeker's
level of job readiness. Individuals who are ready for immediate
placement go through a tow-to-four-day orientation, called the
Individuals who require more in-depth training are assigned to
the Job Prep Track where they meet daily for five weeks to develop
soft skills such as promptness and reliability.
Job retention services, the focus of the program, begin immediately
upon placement. A Workplkace Specialist maintains a relationship
with the employee and the employer for up to a year after placement.
The Workplace Specialist's responsibility is to assess job performance,
act as a coach and provide crisis intervention, if needed.
SBN members may be eligible for wage subsidies during a more
in-depth support and training period and before hiring the individual
as a permanent employee.
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You can help your employees get
health insurance for their children at no cost to you. California’s
new Health Insurance Program for Children provides uninsured
families with the benefits of health, dental and vision coverage.
If you have employees
who qualify as a "low-income working
family" and whose children are not covered by health insurance,
you can help them gain important coverage. Funded by the State
of California, the Health Insurance Program for Children provides
low cost health, dental and vision benefits from a choice of
Children, ages one through 18, whose annual family income ranges
from $13,330 to $26,660 may be eligible. The family pays a monthly
premium as low as $4 to a high of $27 depending on the age and
number of children. A $5 co-payment is levied for health services;
however, preventative care such as immunizaitons and screenings,
Experience teaches us that when employees' children are healthy,
productivity increases and absentee rates drop significantly.
By providing the information, application forms and prompt verification
of income, you will secure your employees' loyalty and gratitude,
valuable commodities for any business.
For additional information and application forms, refer to the
contact information below or simply click on the link.
Phone : (888) 747-1222
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Bad Check Enforcement
The District Attorney’s office can help
recover bad check losses through the Bad Check Enforcement Program.
can track down bad check writers, return the money to the victims,
and deter future offenses through a diversion program and possible
criminal prosecution, at no cost to the merchant.
If bad checks are impeding your cash flow, the SBN offers help.
The Bad Check Enforcement Program, conceived by the SBN and administered
by the San Francisco District Attorney's office, has returned
more than $2 million to merchants since its founding in 1993.
Costs for the program are borne entirely by the bad check writers
with no cost to business owners. With a 45 percent recovery rate,
there is a good chance that bad checks in your till, that you
thought were uncollectible, can be redeemed.
Any person who receives a bad check passed within the county
of San Francisco may take advantage of the Bad Check Enforcement
Program. The victim must submit a Bad Check Report to the District
Attorney's office within 90 days. The check must be below $10,000.
If the check is declared by the bank "Non-Sufficient Funds",
it must be resubmitted once more. If the check is declared "Account
Closed", it need be submitted only once to the bank before
referring it to the Bad Check Enforcement Program.
Certain restrictions apply. For more information, please contact
the District Attorney's office directly.
Phone : (415) 551-9503
Fax: (415) 551-9532
732 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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