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.

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.

Tech for Small Business

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

Read about our past programs.