The Fillmore District

Businesses on Fillmore Street: Bumzy’s, 1300 on Fillmore, Sheba Lounge


With a grant from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Urban Solutions is supporting the marketing and promotions of the Fillmore Entertainment District. Visit The Fillmore District website for one of San Francisco's best places to go for events and places to dine and shop.


“A Century of Black Life, History and Culture in San Francisco”

  • Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore

    Fat Tuesday
    in the Fillmore

    Tuesday, February 17
    5 pm - midnight

    Processional on Fillmore Street between O'Farrell and Eddy. Free Concert with Bobbie Webb. Masquerade Ball with the Blues Ryder Band. Food and Drink Special w/ $10 wristband. Co-presenters: The Village Project, The Fillmore Center Plaza, and Shop Local Fillmore Live Music District.

  • PG&E

    Doing Business
    with PG&E

    Monday, February 23
    2 - 5 pm

    In celebration of Black History Month, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, in collaboration with its Black Employee Resource Group, will host a workshop for African American-owned businesses.
           The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce will give guidelines for access to capital and as well as contracts; the California Black Chamber of Commerce will outline community-based programs; and PG&E will give an overview of supplier diversity and sustainability. Register here.
           Presented by the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce.

  • Cultural Experience

    Cultural Experience

    Monday, February 23
    6 - 9 pm
    Business Attire

    Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen invite you to City Hall for an evening of live entertainment and art, hosted wines and beverages, and featuring a Heritage Groove Lounge with the world famous Rick and Rus. Complimentary RSVP is required. City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. More info: D.R. Roberts Event Management, 510 654 5335 or

  • 2nd Annual Sips with Soul

    Sips With Soul

    Tuesday, February 10
    5:30 - 8:30 pm

    1300 on Fillmore is bringing together the top African American Vintners and their wines paired w/ Chef David Lawrence’s soulful hors d’oeuvres. Wineries presenting are: Black Coyote Wines, Esterlina, Sharp Cellars, Vision Cellars, Rideau Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McBride Sisters, L’Object Noir, Brown Estate, Stover Oaks, Soabe Cellars, Indigene Cellars and Marke Wines. Tickets $125 per person. Call 415 771 7100 or order online.

  • Black History MOnth Kickoff at City Hall

    Black History Month Kickoff at City Hall

    Friday, February 6
    Noon - 1 pm

    Join Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Dr. Arthur Tyler (CCSF) and Luis Herrera (City Librarian) for this annual event. Presented by the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, the theme for this year's celebratory event is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture in San Francisco.”

Urban Solutions in the Fillmore / Western Addition

San Francisco's Fillmore district has been underserved by business support organizations despite its reservoir of untapped entrepreneurial talent and historic status as one of San Francisco's vibrant and distinctive communities.
      Urban Solutions opened a satellite office in the Fillmore in April 2004 in recognition of the need for a community-based service for local entrepreneurs and business owners. Since then more than 200 entrepreneurs have been served through a combination of technical assistance and loan packaging services.

Services, provided at no charge to entrepreneurs, small businesses and local residents, include:

  • Loan packaging
  • Business plan and financial statement development
  • Help with identifying potential lenders
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Business advice and referrals
Urban Solutions has offered workshops on a variety of topics including marketing, small business insurance, repairing your credit, commercial leasing and buying a business.

Urban Solutions offers business plan assistance designed to meet the needs of small business owners and individuals interested in starting or expanding a business.

To make an appointment at the Fillmore office call (415) 567-4137.


Urban Solutions is the leading small business services provider in the Fillmore / Western Addition, continuously designing programs and services that meet the needs of the community.

Current Programs

Small Business Technical Assistance

From our offices in the West Bay Conference Center, Urban Solutions provides low- and moderate-income small businesses with financial education, financing, marketing, human resources, and other business support services through one-on-one consulting and business development workshops.

Legal Office Hours

Small businesses make appointments with Urban Solutions for meeting with a pro bono lawyer in our Western Addition offices for their business legal issues including leasing, entity formation, intellectual property, contracts, and employment issues.

Enterprising Women!

This business leadership training and mentorship program is aimed at African American women entrepreneurs from underserved neighborhoods, working to overcome particular challenges that have been obstacles to their business growth.

Web Design and Development Training

Small businesses are encouraged to use technology to enhance their marketing efforts. Our program includes one-on-one training with social media specialists.


A multi-venue stroll into culture, crafts, and other local creativity. A showcase into local small businesses and independent vendors co-hosted by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Lower Fillmore Merchants Association, Born Collaborators est. 1977, among others.

Read about our past programs.