In the past year, there’s been a lot of reporting around the costs of hosting a major sporting event. The city of Boston rejected a potential bid to host the Olympics, and the city of Glendale has lost millions of dollars in hosting its games. The Super Bowl 50 host committee here in San Francisco is keenly aware of that history, and working to change it. Super Bowl 50 is more than the NFL’s marquee game of the year – it’s a chance for the region’s diverse business community to tap into opportunities for new contracts, work and business growth.
To drive that, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has launched the Business Connect program to work with businesses located in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region that are certified as minority-owned, women-owned, or disabled veteran-owned. A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local, regional and state economies in which the game is played. But, keeping that money in the community has always been a challenge.
Building A Diverse Business Super Bowl
Super Bowl 50 has partnered with Intuit to bring Pacific Community Ventures’ BusinessAdvising.org program for free to these 400 Business Connect companies. BusinessAdvising.org is providing them with intensive business mentoring to help them grow their business for the Super Bowl and beyond.
BusinessAdvising.org recruits the nation’s brightest business minds to volunteer their expertise to help small businesses grow. This program matches entrepreneurs with volunteer business advisors from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to help your small business grow. Working together, we can help ensure that Super Bowl 50 leaves behind stronger small businesses across the Bay Area, and hundreds of new, quality jobs for working people in our communities.
To help bolster this program, Intuit is recruiting volunteer mentors and advisors from a range of fields — including finance, marketing, operations, and beyond — who want to help get those small business owners to the next level.
About Super Bowl 50 For Diverse And Local Businesses
Super Bowl 50 Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League and the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to link diverse Bay Area suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl 50. Its Playbook for Success Program is designed to provide networking, educational, and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant. The Super Bowl 50 Business Connect program works with businesses located in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region that are certified as minority-owned, women-owned, or disabled veteran-owned.