Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Women's Business Center

Women’s Business Center

Renaissance’s Women’s Business Center, a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides business training, access to capital and markets and support strategies that are essential to the successful growth of emerging and established women entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We offer the following small business development services specifically designed for women entrepreneurs:

Women's Business Center at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Classes and workshops

Business training, annual Fashion Series, “Women Mean Business” monthly networking series,* and more.

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Small Business Loans

Our typical loan requests range from $5,000–$250,000.
All FRC services are free.

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For established business women in San Francisco.

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*Past speakers include: Jan Walh, tv and movie reviewer,  Rachel Saunders, founder and CEO of Blue Chair Fruit Company, Judith Henderson Townsend, founder and CEO of Mannequin Madness, Reem Rahim of Numi Organic Tea, Margot Fraser, founder and CEO of Birkenstock, Barbara Gabel, co-founder of Zachary’s Pizza, Eileen Hassi, founder of Ritual Coffee Roasters, Alyssa Rapp, founder of, Jill Lublin, founder of Promising Promotion.

Click here to find out about free online Government Contracting courses that are available through the SBA website.

For more information, contact Fatimah Aure, Women’s Business Center Director at (415) 348-6217 or

Free Individual Consulting Services for San Francisco Established Women Business Owners

This program offers customized one-on-one consulting to:

  • Develop growth strategies
  • Create action plans
  • Access small business loans and capital
  • Further social media and marketing
  • Improve operations
  • Other

Plus enjoy monthly networking events to connect with other women entrepreneurs.

Email Kareen Boncales to learn more and schedule an appointment at

WBC Advisory Board Members include:

  • Bruce Burtch
  • Alison Davis
  • Laura Thompson

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.  Contact:  Fatimah Aure: (415) 348-6217 or email:


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Fatimah Aure
Fatimah Aure
Women's Business Center Director

(415) 348-6217

Kareen Boncales
Program Coordinator

(415) 348-6227

Kate Shepherd
Kate Shepherd
Data & Evaluation Coordinator

(415) 348-6305