Women and men have many of the same needs when starting businesses. However, women have additional barriers and lower levels of self-confidence, and so they benefit from extra support to pursue their dream of business ownership. Renaissance provides that support.
Once a client graduates from our intensive classes, she has access to ongoing support services to keep her moving toward the launch and growth of her business.
Renaissance offers intensive English and Spanish language foundational classes for aspiring and established women entrepreneurs.
ongoing support & confidence
- Renaissance Women’s Network is an ongoing monthly event offering inspiring speakers and peer support. Participants, grouped according to whether they are in pre-launch, start-up, or growth stage, learn and build confidence through problem solving and group accountability.
- Renaissance Advisers are women and men with skills or knowledge relevant to our clients. Screened and trained, clients can access advisers for one-on-one mentoring.
skills & knowledge
- For women at the idea or pre-launch stage, our introductory class addresses the importance of personal business readiness and the ability to think like an entrepreneur. We introduce clients to the Business Model Canvas, a tool that assists developing business strategy.
- For women at the start-up stage or with an existing business, our business-planning course combines extensive confidence building and empowerment with the practical aspects of starting and running a new business including money, management and marketing. All graduates finish with a business plan and a supportive network of like-minded entrepreneurial women.