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Recent Accomplishments

• Renaissance opened our 4th Center, Renaissance Marin, a new entrepreneurship Center in San Rafael.

• Expanded Out of the Box -- our entrepreneurship training program for formerly incarcerated women and men is now offered in the women's and men's county jails.

• Introduced off-site programs in Richmond in the East Bay and in Redwood City, Daly City, Foster City, Menlo Park and San Mateo in Mid-Peninsula.


Why does small business matter?

• Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all firms, they create more than half of the private non-farm gross domestic product, and they create 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs.

• The median net worth of a business owner is 2.5 times higher than a non-business owner.

• We could be at 100% employment if one of every three very small businesses hired an employee.

• Every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two to four times more economic benefit than a dollar spent at a globally owned business.


Check out our 2013 highlights!