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February 2020

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas, Brands, Designs (SoMa)

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

You may have the right to protect your unique business name, ideas, or creations from being tarnished or knocked off by a competitor... but how do you do that affordably on a tight budget?  This workshop will introduce you to different types of intellectual property (focused primarily on copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets), and will provide you with self-help resource information to start building a simple but solid foundation of protection through rights searches, NDA’s, registrations, licenses and other tools. …

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March 2020

Sandbox Rules: Partnership Agreements for Small Business Co-Owners (Richmond)

March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Free

Sharing the burdens of launching and operating a business with co-owners in a partnership, LLC, corporation, or co-op can be rewarding, even life-saving. It can also be one of the riskiest business and legal moves you ever make. Disputes among the co-owners of closely-held small businesses over business decisions, money, or time commitments can seriously harm the value of the business you have worked so hard to build. Even without disputes, how do you prevent one owner's death, disability, family…

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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (Richmond)

March 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$60 – $120
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Start Smart

If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a five-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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Before You Sign That Lease (SoMa)

March 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

The pre-printed lease form looks daunting, and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait!  There are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and should negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you learn how to make well-informed commercial tenant decisions and prepare for landlord negotiations. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this…

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (Richmond)

March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Latina Center, 3701 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805 United States
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$60 – $120

Si está listo para comenzar un pequeño negocio o es nuevo en el negocio, ¡esta clase es para usted! Comienza un Negocio con Confianza es un curso de cuatro semanas en el que aprenderá las herramientas básicas y los fundamentos comerciales necesarios para comenzar con éxito. Trabajará con un Business Model Canvas (una herramienta visual práctica) para plasmar sus ideas en papel, probar, refinar y confirmar conceptos, y ajustar sus conclusiones sobre las necesidades del cliente. Esta clase se reúne una vez…

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April 2020

Basic Supply Chain Contracting for Small-Scale Manufacturers (Richmond)

April 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Free

The fast-moving technical world of contracts for raw materials purchasing, contract manufacturing, co-packing, warehousing, inventory management, and third party logistics can be challenging to navigate for a new small-scale manufacturer. This program will provide an introduction to the different supply chain contract types, discuss how to manage risky contract terms, and share tips about how to negotiate and manage your supplier contract relationships when you are a small fish in a big commercial supply chain system. Although taught by an…

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Business Preparation (Richmond)

April 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$100 – $240

Take our Business Prep class to learn business basics and develop networks. The 10-week class provides an overview of target market analysis, fundamental business operations, and basic business finance principles. You will develop foundational business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them. In session one, we will fill out our paperwork, set up payment schedules, meet the instructor, establish norms and go over the syllabus. This course includes 2 free hours…

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Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Successful independent contractor project outcome often depends on establishing and documenting realistic expectations for contract scope, performance standards, and pricing.  This interactive workshop will guide you step by step through the process of creating a simple, generic independent contractor agreement that works. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not constitute legal advice.   Presented by the San Francisco Community Business Law Center Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All…

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Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

April 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$50

This intensive workshop will help business owners understand bookkeeping and financial management concepts. This is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions:  During the morning session, the presenters will discuss the components of business, the  importance and purpose of bookkeeping, and the purpose of different financial reports. Accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping terminology will also be discussed. Some of the main points that will be discussed throughout the presentation are: cash vs. accrual accounting  proper accounting  data flow processes lines of credit vs.…

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May 2020

Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$100

This hands-on workshop, with laptops and sample data provided, introduces the useful and flexible QuickBooks accounting & bookkeeping application. Quickbooks Bootcamp is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions: During the morning session, attendees will walk through the steps of proper data entry techniques. Attendees will practice creating invoices, receiving customer payments, and entering vendor bills and credit card statements. Attendees will also learn how to balance a checkbook, and to generate financial reports. The instructor will go over how to appropriately…

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Planificacion de Negocios (Richmond)

May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Latina Center, 3701 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805 United States
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$100 – $240

Realice nuestra clase de preparación para negocios para aprender conceptos básicos de negocios y desarrollar redes. La clase de 10 semanas brinda una descripción general del análisis del mercado objetivo, las operaciones comerciales fundamentales y los principios básicos de finanzas empresariales. Desarrollará habilidades comerciales fundamentales y completará un plan de negocios básico, delineando sus objetivos comerciales y estrategias para alcanzarlos. Incluye 2 horas gratis de acesoria individual. Tendremos cuidado de niños. Matrícula: $ 240. Las becas hasta el 50% y…

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June 2020

Preventive Business Law for Every Entrepreneur (Richmond)

June 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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 business…

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Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

June 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Nervous about negotiating?  We can help you learn how to confidently ask for the contract terms you need to protect and sustain your business. A good contract negotiation process can create the foundation for a healthy long-term relationship and help both parties successfully reach their business goals. This interactive workshop will first teach you some basic win/win contract negotiating skills, and then give you a fun and informative opportunity to practice them with hypothetical business cases in small groups. Although…

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