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August 2020

Preventive Business Law for Every Entrepreneur (Online)

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Learn how to use a lean and innovative risk management approach to business law to help you launch and scale your business successfully while preventing costly legal disputes. This workshop introduces self-help methods and resources for: business contracts, intellectual property protection, funding agreements, customer agreements, employee and independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, commercial leases, and legal entity choices. You will also learn how to carefully investigate and choose the right parties to do business with. Although taught by an experienced…

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Start Smart

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a four-week course where you will learn the basic tools and business fundamentals needed to start-up successfully. You will work with a Business Model Canvas (a visual hands-on tool) to get your ideas down on paper, test, refine and confirm concepts, and adjust your conclusions about customer needs. This class meets once a week for three hours.…

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Makers Business Series: Client Diversity (Oakland)

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: Client Diversity -Adapting Your Productivity to Engage New and Different Clients Adapting your productivity/capabilities to engage new/different clients Advisory session on how to utilize your discovered business strengths to find new revenue resources. From basic principles for all general businesses, to focused deep dives on seasoned ideas. Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20…

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COMENZAR UN NEGOCIO CON CONFIANZA

August 11 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Comenzar un negocio con confianza es una clase de negocios introductoria para personas en todas las etapas. Venga y vea si su idea de negocio es viable y si deberia lanzarse como negocio. No se necesita experienca.  Aprende a definir tu visión. Define la misión de tu negocio. Evalúa tus habilidades, pasión y recursos. Elabora una estrategia ajustada a tu realidad. Prueba la viabilidad de tus productos y servicios

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Using Social Media in Your Business

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the importance of using social media in building and growing your business. A variety of social media tools will be discussed: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram The pros and cons of each tool and when appropriate to use.

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Coffee & Community

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

A space for entrepreneurs to share stories of resiliency, strength, and support during these challenging times. Be prepared for an interactive morning with fellow entrepreneurs and the Renaissance Team. Bring a cup of coffee or tea, and join us! 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…

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Women Mean Business: Reflect and Reset

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Attend our monthly Women Mean Business East Bay networking online workshop. Topic: Reflect and Reset Don’t wait till the end of the year to evaluate your victories and set new goals. In this event we will reflect on what’s worked & what hasn’t worked in your business. Give yourself the opportunity to Reset. In this interactive online workshop event, guest speaker, Viridiana Ponce, will focus on Evaluate your successes Taking an inventory of what has / has not worked Recognizing…

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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (West Contra Costa County)

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Start Smart

Please note: Due to COVID-19, this class will be offered for free and online via Zoom. This class will meet for 2.5 hour once a week for 6-weeks. If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a six-week course where you will learn the basic tools and business fundamentals needed to start-up successfully. You will work with a Business Model Canvas (a visual hands-on tool)…

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Partner Event: Conectando Empresas de Mujeres a Capital

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A través de un diálogo abierto, los participantes aprenderán más sobre los recursos de estas organizaciones. En particular, el tema de enfoque será para aquellos empresarias que quieren saber cómo acceder a capital. Esta sesión será abierta para preguntas y respuestas. Presentado por Gladys Turpo de Grameen y Natalia Carrasco de Pacific Community Ventures

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WMB BOSS ladies! Business Program & Pitch Contest

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

These classes are for women who have entrepreneurial spirit and want to learn the basics of starting a business. This Webinar will meet once a Month second Thursday of the Month at 6:00 pm From June to November. The Program will end in a "Shark Tank" like presentation, each student will give a 3-5 minutes pitch using the slides created in class to a panel of Sharks (3 or 4) with a Q&A session where panelist will ask questions and…

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Is Starting a Nonprofit For Me?

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the aspects of starting a nonprofit organization and walk through the key questions in preparation for starting your organization.

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Legal Lunch & Learn

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

***After registration for this event, you will receive a waiver via Docusign to the email you signed up with. You MUST sign this waiver to attend the training. *** Are you starting or running a San Francisco Bay Area community microbusiness, but can’t afford a lawyer? Grab your lunch and join us via Zoom on Fridays at noon for an informal drop-in group discussion to help you develop or revise your legal strategy and risk management plan during these challenging…

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Be Nimble, find Opportunity in Adversity

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Our Boot Camp- will instruct you on how to do business online. As the economy recovers from the crisis created by COVID-19, a strong and active online presence will be essential for small businesses. The ability to sell your services or products can be the difference that keeps your business afloat and helps in your economic recovery. We invite you to participate in an intense "Boot Camp" where our team of experts will provide you with the tools to develop…

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Fashion Series Part 1: Introduction to Fashion as a Business

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Lana Hogue is a sewn-products supply chain guru. She's passionate about ethical manufacturing - both local and offshore where her language skills are needed in Cantonese and Spanish. Lana has worked as an employee or consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $15 billion in sales. She teaches and consults on ethical apparel manufacturing through www.garmentindustry411.com.

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (East Bay)

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This online general informational orientation session helps prepare attendees to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship. Covered are topics such as: differences between being an owner and an employee keys to being a successful entrepreneur local business resources and how to make the most out of your Renaissance experience No cost to attend. Class will be offered on Zoom. General Renaissance East Bay Orientations are offered every third Monday of the month.

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Creating and Growing a Successful Consulting Business

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A variety of panelist will share their experiences as well as their wisdom about starting a consulting business. A variety of issues might be explored: • Tips to preparing for starting a consulting business • When and how to launch •Preparing for the up’s and downs of business • Managing your work load • Working with other consultants on projects • Keeping touch with your customer base • Acquiring new clients (marketing) • How to get referrals • Testimonials •…

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How to Build Your Website on Wix (East Bay)

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

*This is a free online class* Every small business should have a beautiful and functional website, but how do you create one? Taught by small business consultant Viridiana Ponce, this class will cover everything you need to know before you start building a website, plus how to buy a domain, create content and use free tools available to you to create a seamless customer experience. About Viridiana Ponce: Viridiana Ponce is a small business consultant, coach, and trainer in the…

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Facebook y Instagram 101

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

En este curso entenderás cómo promover en las redes sociales usando facebook y instagram y como programar tus mensajes para el resto del año. 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…

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Negotiating Commercial Leases in a Troubled Real Estate Market (Online)

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The pre-printed lease form is complex and confusing, and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait! Before you sign that lease and move in, there are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and must negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. If you are already in a commercial lease, understanding and protecting your rights as a commercial tenant are even more critical…

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Partner Event: Considering Commercial Lease Agreements: COVID-19 and Beyond

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Rachel Boyce and Marlena Schultz, Cooley LLP Hosted by SBDC of Northern California and Start Small Think Big This webinar will include discussions about the special vocabulary of commercial leases and the rights of a commercial tenant in CA, with a focus on office leases and on retail leases. Attorneys will be available to answer general questions about breaking leases, negotiation options, access to space, and other COVID-19 related concerns.

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