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Renaissance wins SBA’s Lean for Main Street competition

May 2, 2016 1:48 pm

Is there really a demand for your product or service?  What problem are you solving and how are your target customers already solving this problem without you?  Lean Startup helps new entrepreneurs answer these questions by encouraging them to get outside and talk to actual potential customers. Lots of them! The Lean Startup philosophy emphasizes the importance of doing customer...
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Antoinette Sanchez: The Endless Summer of an Entrepreneur

March 23, 2016 3:02 pm

By Maria Kelly Antoinette Sanchez, a Renaissance Business Planning class graduate, is the owner of Endless Summer Sweets, a scrumptious kettle corn and funnel cake company. Antoinette continues to use Renaissance’s business consulting and support resources. In 2015, she received Renaissance’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award in recognition of her business success. We asked Antoinette a few questions about her journey...
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Ten Entrepreneurs, Ten Years in Business, Ten Keys to Success

February 18, 2016 8:55 pm

Experienced Renaissance entrepreneurs share their advice for business success You have a business idea. You want to be your own boss. You think you’ve got what it takes to start and run a successful business. Exciting! After a round of high-fives or imaginary congratulations on your brave decision to strike out on your own, you start asking yourself questions. Doubts...
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From Renaissance Client to Donor

December 15, 2015 5:05 am

Gail Lilian, Owner of Liba Falafel – Proud Renaissance Graduate and Donor Renaissance taught me crucial lessons about all of the moving parts of running a business. I wouldn’t be where I am today without that education. That’s why I’m proud to give back to Renaissance and help future entrepreneurs turn their small seed of an idea into a thriving...
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Gillian from Liba Falafel

Have a gift certificate for a massage on me!

November 24, 2015 5:09 am

Tobi Lessem, Owner of Wholeself Health and Proud Renaissance Graduate and Donor. I’m a proud Renaissance graduate and on this global day of giving – Giving Tuesday – I want to give back to you!When you make a donation of $50 or more to Renaissance, you’ll receive a gift certificate for $15 off a one-hour massage from my business, Wholeself Health!*...
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Tobi Lessem