Renaissance has helped over 8,000 women and men start and grow their own businesses. Are you next?
Do you have an idea you would like to develop into your own business? Do you have a business you would like to grow?
NEW! E-Learning Personal Branding Program
Module #1: Build Your Brand
In Module #1, you will examine your unique strengths, values and your impact on those you most want to influence; and craft an irresistible brand, with step-by-step instructions for writing compelling sound bites for your online profile, professional bio, business brochure/website.
Module #2: Be Your Brand
In Module #2, you will get to examine the beliefs and behaviors that might be holding you back and tune up your Emotional Intelligence and Executive Presence. Employ Ellen’s “Eight Elements of Charismatic Influence” and project a confident and powerful presence and a deep belief in your own abilities.
All sessions will be recorded for MP3 Playback.
Dates: October 2nd, 16th, 30th and November 13th 2013
Time: 10-11:30am PST
Place: Your Computer
Tuition: $ 149 for Renaissance Clients (Full price is $ 299)
More info and REGISTRATION here
Ellen Looyen was one of the first women in Sales at IBM and later at Xerox, where she was a top producing sales rep, sales manager and sales trainer. Since 1988, Ellen has branded divisions of major corporations, launched countless startups and has helped all types of people advance their careers. Ellen is the creator of a unique e-learning program for building a personal brand and charismatic influence. She is a frequent Brand Commentator on KGO, San Francisco’s #1 Radio Station; and she has sold out the prestigious SF Commonwealth Club, all four times she’s spoken there. Some of Ellen’s clients include: Goldman Sachs, eBay, Visa, Chevron, KPMG, Cisco and Kaiser Permanente.
“Ellen’s Branding Webinar is superb! Ellen is both an absolute pro and a very gifted teacher. The live coaching sessions were engaging and dynamic and the assignments were incredible helpful. I learned so much in such a short time. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in growing her or his business. It is outstanding”
Sharon Miller, CEO - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Renaissance Online Business Prep Class
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 one-on-one consultations
- 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
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. We cover the following modules:
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: No sessions scheduled.
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.
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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