As the principal of a boutique , Kelly understands the world of Small Business owners. She joined Small Business California to work with all the stakeholders that go into developing Small Business culture in California, and As a Rotarian with the San Francisco Evening Rotary Club, she serves as an International service chair and Galileo high school interact advisor.
"A powerful quote from Margarete Mead reads 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.'
SB-Cal is exactly that, a thoughtful and dedicated group of individuals who work tirelessly to move mountains for California Small Businesses. We do this work not because it is easy, but because without it, Small Businesses would be worse off. We know how truly valuable each small businesses is to our economy and our community, and we are stronger together when uniting in this common good."
- Kelly Hauge
Before devoting her work full time to Small Business California, Kelly specialized in strategic development consulting for start-ups and non-profits.
Prior to joining the business arena, Kelly was a civil and criminal mediator and served as the director of a Mediation program for a California-based non-profit.
She hails from a long line of Small Business owners, so it was only natural that she would catch the entrepreneurship bug early on and set out for a life in Small Business.