Renaissance has helped over 7,500 women and men start and grow their own businesses. Are you next?
Do you have an idea you'd like to develop into your own business?
Do you have a business you'd like to grow?
The Renaissance Online Business Prep Class provides the information and guidance critical to starting and growing a sustainable business. Throughout the duration of the class you can expect:
- Access to one-on-one consultations outside of class time
- Live class discussions
- Real-time feedback on your business idea
- Help to create deadlines to keep you on track to launch or grow
- Action Plan highlighting next steps for your business
- Feasibility Plan for your Business
- Access to Renaissance's in-person small business support services & networking
- Tools for your business success
ABOUT THE CLASS
The classes are webinar-based, held once a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Students are expected to participate in every webinar and complete homework. You will need to make sure your computer meets the technical guidelines and requirements for the class in order to ensure an effective experience and take full advantage of available resources.
Module 1 - Course Introduction and Deliverables
- Defining Your Needs - Business Action Plan or Business Feasibility Plan
Module 2 - Making the Switch
- Understanding business processes and functional area
Module 3 - Why Buy This?
- Identifying benefits of your product or service
Module 4 - Why Buy This From Me?
- Identifying your competitive advantage
Module 5 - Why Buy This From Me Now?
- Identifying appropriate marketing tactics
Module 6a - Making and Delivering Your Product Pt. 1
- Product and distribution process, suppliers and outsourcing
Module 6b - Making and Delivering Your Product Pt. 2
- Estimating market size, target customers and cost estimating
Module 7 - Building Successful Business Relationship
- Identifying strategic relationships for business success
Module 8a - Business Speaks Numbers Pt.1
- Start-up funding, Debt & Credit, Pricing
Module 8b - Business Speaks Numbers Pt. 2
- Understanding how financial data influences business decisions
Module 9 - Session Recap: Modules 1-8 Review and Class Presentation preparation
Module 10-12 - Class Presentations of Business Models, 90-Day Action Plan and Feasibility Plan
The tuition for this class is $150.
Step 1. Click here for technical guidelines and requirements and to test your system. Once you have tested your system compatibility and or downloaded any necessary updates to make your system compatible, then go to the next step. Please note: If your operating system is not compatible, you may consider taking a class with Renaissance in person at one of the physical locations.
Step 2. Sign-up online for the next Class Sessions:
Sign-up Online - Tuesday, May 14, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sign-up Online - Saturday, June 15, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sign-up Online - Wednesday, July 10, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sign-up Online - Monday, September 9, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Step 3. Our staff will review your information and contact you to help you with next steps for getting you set up for the class. Please note your chance to sign-up closes one week prior to class launch.
Vaneese Johnson is a Certified Career Coach, Personal Brand Analyst and a graduate of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Incubator program. She has 17 plus years experience as President of On the Move Staffing Services, Inc.- an event staffing company and currently the President of On the Move Careers, Inc.-a career coaching company. She has been an Entrepreneur Instructor and Consultant at Renaissance for 15 years. She currently teaches Start and Grow Smart Series and the Renaissance Online Business Planning Class. Visit Vaneese Johnson's LinkedIn profile here to learn more.
Paula A. Sims
Instructor for Renaissance Entrepreneurship for both online and classroom settings has been involved in Career and Business Development for over 20 years. Paula continues to work in Counseling and Instruction for several well respected colleges in the Bay Area. She has also created curriculum and enrichment programs for education, government, corporations, and private non-profits in the areas of employment, life skills, success and wellness. Paula has her own small business offering guidance to mainstream, re-entry, vocational, and special needs populations. Her M.A. is in Counseling Psychology and she holds a Doctorate is in Clinical Psychology. Paula has raised two children now college graduates, as a single mother. “I encourage people to be true to self and perceive the world as a place where any individual without exception, (any age, economic level, having physical challenges etc.) can achieve their potential, recognize the possibilities -and the capacity for success limitless”. Visit Paula Sims' LinkedIn profile here to learn more.
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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse men and women. Renaissance contributes to the economic vitality of the communities in which we work through the creation of new jobs and businesses and the promotion of self-sufficiency.
SBA’s participation in this co-sponsorship is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor of other person or entity. All SBA programs or co-sponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.