TEDP’s TenTechConnect program offers Tenderloin businesses the assistance they need to survive, grow, and prosper in the face of the enormous obstacles created by cultural and linguistic isolation, undercapitalization, and real estate pressure from San Francisco’s exploding economy. TEDP achieves these objectives by building the trust necessary to work closely with business owners, evaluate business practices, and mutually develop a plan for growth. TenTechConnect fosters collaboration between San Francisco based technology companies and small businesses, connecting small businesses to new technology and resources that will help them grow. TEDP also offers direct assistance and referrals to specialized providers that can improve the operations of Tenderloin businesses. In providing these services, TEDP bridges language barriers within the Tenderloin’s multiethnic business community to establish direct and ongoing communication with business owners.