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Welcome to Our New Website!

July 12, 2016 12:05 pm

We hope you’re excited to use our fresh new website – we are! It’s easy to navigate and clean with an up-to-date design. We would even say it’s beautiful. Take a peek at our new and amazing calendar. It was a huge undertaking and we couldn’t have done it without the many people involved who made it happen. Special thanks to...
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Meet Andrine Smith & Her ReCrafting Consignment Store

July 8, 2016 12:46 pm

Andrine Smith is a lifelong crafter. She is an avid traditional rug hooker and knitter, among other crafts. In discussions with her fellow crafters over the years, she learned that many had amassed stashes of perfectly good and oftentimes costly crafting materials they no longer used or needed, but were reluctant to part with unless they would be put to...
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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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