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August 2021

Financial Wellness (WBC)

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

In this dynamic workshop, you will learn the action steps you can take to thrive in any economic climate. Danetha Doe will introduce you to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s definition of financial well-being, why this is the 21st-century approach to financial education, and how to practically apply their research to create a solid financial foundation. No cost to attend. The class will be presented in Zoom.   Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business…

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Pop-Up Accelerator (Mid-Pen)

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An introduction to pop-ups, the different types of pop-ups, marketing, and making the most of it. Aaron Lander is the Bay Area's foremost expert on creating and launching pop-up events, from craft fairs to festivals. In this four-week course, you'll take a journey from idea to execution, as you'll be planning an exciting pop-up event for Renaissance! In the first week, you'll learn the basics of pop-ups and grassroots marketing techniques. The second week is focused on evaluating your pop-up ideas, from the event location to the organization.…

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Create Social Media Captions People Actually Read (East Bay)

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

Workshop: Create Social Media Captions People Actually Read Learn how to write captions for various social media platforms that people want to read and engage with (without burning out or being on social 24/7). Presented by Jessi Honard, co-founder of North Star Messaging + Strategy Free 2 hour online workshop on zoom.

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Comercio en la red (BRC)

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

Comercio en la red: Como establecer un negocio en línea. El 19 de Agosto es su oportunidad de aprender más sobre cómo establecer un negocio en línea. Si usted está pensando en hacer ventas en línea, este taller le puede enseñar mas sobre las plataformas de venta como; Shopify, WooCommerce y Wix.

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On Demand: Understanding Your Finances (WBC)

August 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Free

In this On-Demand class, you will learn 3 key elements of understanding your finances to help you start your business. 1. Personal Finance 2. Starting a Business 3. Expanding your Business You will receive access to the learning management system Kajabi and view this course on your own time.   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…

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Activate Your Business with LinkedIn (WBC)

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, oh my! Can social media help your business? Absolutely! Can social media doom your business? Absolutely! Learn how to create a search engine optimized LinkedIn profile, grow and build your network, and navigate the social media minefield to find amazing resources, your ideal clients, and the best career and business opportunities. Instructor: Madelyn Mackie is the career and business activator! As a Certified Career Management Coach, member of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, and former…

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eCommerce: Shopify (BRC)

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Business owners have realized that to survive in today's economy, you have to be selling online. But which platform to use? Which one will serve your purposes and won't rip you off? Which one has good customer service or an easy to use interface? Many businesses have selected Shopify as their platform of choice. They say it's easy to launch a store - but is it right for your business? Join Ana Boa-Ventura and the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Business Resource…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (WBC)

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success, and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. This introductory workshop is offered free of charge.…

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HR: Hiring, Managing, and Developing Your Team

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Maybe your business is growing and you're ready to hire your first employee. Maybe you have had employees since day 1 but lately they're starting to think about leaving (or have left). Maybe you have a great team and you want to get them performing at a even higher level. Whatever your status, you will benefit from this HR-focused workshop. The Renaissance Business Resource Center will be sharing strategies and information about: -Hiring, from recruitment to interviewing -Managing your employees'…

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Legal Lunch & Learn (WBC)

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 alternate Fridays at noon for an informal group discussion to help you develop or revise your legal strategy and risk management plan during these challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic and economic recession. The legal product and service market for small businesses is confusing and full of misleading marketing hype. This lunch hour will be…

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Branding: Communicating your Business Story (BRC)

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you can say which company's slogan was 'Don't Be Evil' or identify the logos of at least five brands without their name next to it, you already know the importance of having good branding. Your business can be just as successful at branding! From building a story about how your business started, to creating a logo and set of visuals that immediately bring your business to mind, to having content that supports your story, branding is achievable for small…

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September 2021

On Demand: Understanding Your Finances (WBC)

September 3
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Free

In this On-Demand class, you will learn 3 key elements of understanding your finances to help you start your business. 1. Personal Finance 2. Starting a Business 3. Expanding your Business You will receive access to the learning management system Kajabi and view this course on your own time.   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…

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Comienza Con Confianza (Cada Martes Por 4 Semanas)

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 experiencia. 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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Iniciar un Negocio de Limpieza (East Bay)

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

En este curso de 5-semanas aprenderás los conceptos básicos para comenzar un negocio de limpieza, desde cómo construir tu plan de negocios, cuáles son los permisos requeridos, cuál es la inversion, cómo conocer a tu cliente, entre otros. Al finalizar este curso, tendrás una idea clara de los elementos necesarios para empezar tu propio negocio y contarás con consejos prácticos y herramientas para ponerlo en marcha!   Sobre las Instructoras A los 20 años, Anahi Rojas terminó su carrera técnica…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (East Bay)

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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! As a participant, you agree to: Have your camera turned on during all class sessions and be ready to actively participate Mute your microphone unless it’s your turn to speak Raise…

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Business Prep (Every Monday from 9/13 to 11/15)

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 10- week course 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. This course will be taught by Beth Houtrow. She has over 15 years of experience supporting nonprofits, tech companies, and small businesses from launch to scale. Her expertise is in designing systems to create process efficiencies. Or more simply -…

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Business Prep (Every Wednesday from 9/15 to 11/17)

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 10- week course 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. This course will be taught by Beth Houtrow. She has over 15 years of experience supporting nonprofits, tech companies, and small businesses from launch to scale. Her expertise is in designing systems to create process efficiencies. Or more simply -…

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On Demand: Understanding Your Finances (WBC)

September 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Free

In this On-Demand class, you will learn 3 key elements of understanding your finances to help you start your business. 1. Personal Finance 2. Starting a Business 3. Expanding your Business You will receive access to the learning management system Kajabi and view this course on your own time.   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…

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Business Prep (Every Saturday from 9/18 to 11/20

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This 10- week course 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. This course will be taught by Beth Houtrow. She has over 15 years of experience supporting nonprofits, tech companies, and small businesses from launch to scale. Her expertise is in designing systems to create process efficiencies. Or more simply -…

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Cómo Dirigir el Tráfico en Línea

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gratuito

Al iniciar un negocio y establecer objetivos para adquirir clientes, es importante dedicar un pensamiento crítico a crear primero una identidad de marca. Acompáñanos en este taller mientras cubrimos: Fundamentos del marketing, qué es el marketing orgánico, principales tácticas, marketing de pago y plataformas sociales populares. Establece desde el principio el tono para tu negocio y aprende con Shopify mientras nos enfocamos en dirigir más tráfico a tu tienda.

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