An invitation-only community for San Francisco’s business leaders.
Designed to help San Francisco business owners thrive.
Get published on Forbes.com
Members are selected for the Council based on their depth and diversity of experience, then invited to share their insights via CommunityVoice on Forbes.com. Write business articles or submit brief industry-related tips when you’re short on time. Our in-house editorial team will guide you through a professional editing process to ensure your content meets the Forbes.com criteria and is primed for audience engagement.
Connect at exclusive events
Our team has been crafting events for entrepreneurs and business leaders for nearly a decade. Join fellow members at happy hours, dinners, and learning experiences designed to go beyond networking. You’re guaranteed to build valuable connections, form new opportunities, and have a great time.
Prestige of association with the Forbes brand
We’re looking for the best San Francisco has to offer. To receive an invitation to our community, you must submit an application and pass committee review. Once accepted, we help you showcase your accomplishment. Add member branding to your on- and off-line properties to label yourself as an innovator and local leader.
Tap into the region’s top talent
Come together with the brilliant and diverse minds that make up the San Francisco business community. In our private forum, members pool their insights and experiences to overcome challenges and build on ideas. This personal think tank will quickly become one of your most valued business assets.
Enjoy expert concierge support
Our concierge team helps you make the most of your member benefits. Email, text, or chat for help accessing opportunities, making introductions, finding resources, or simply sharing your latest business news with the community.
Save on high-end products and services
Every dollar matters when you’re building a business. We’ve curated exclusive discounts on products and services that business owners use the most. Find low rates on everything from software to travel, and ask our concierge team for help narrowing down the options.
Take your benefits with you
All of these benefits are available in a single sign-on dashboard, making it easy to stay in touch with the community anytime, anywhere. You’ll also find a member directory, educational resources, writing guidance from our editors, and more.
Forbes San Francisco Business Council is a highly selective, quality-over-quantity community.
If you are an owner or leader of a successful business based in Greater San Francisco, please click below to review our minimum qualifications and begin the application process.