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December 2019

Marketing de redes sociales utilizando su celular (SoMa)

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

¿Qué es el marketing de redes sociales? Marketing de redes sociales es el marketing de internet que implica la creación y el intercambio de contenido en las plataformas de redes sociales. Únase a nosotros mientras le enseñamos cómo utilizar de manera eficiente y adecuada su celular para crecer su pequeño negocio. Desde aprender a contar su historia, atraer clientes y mucho más! Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la…

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

December 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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This general information session helps prepare attendees to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship. Covered are topics like 5 common misconceptions about small business owners, the 7 keys to success, local resources and the services Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in Richmond provides to help your business get going and growing. Cost: Free

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Women Mean Business-Strategic Collaborations to Grow Your Business, December 12th, San Jose

December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Jose, 111 W. Saint John Street, Suite 410
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Build your Business Foundation and Taking Swift Action! In this session you will learn the basic business systems you need to put in place to start and actually make money in your business fast.

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East Palo Alto Holiday MarketPlace

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
City Hall -East Palo Alto, 2450 University Avenue
East Palo Alto , CA 94303 United States
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Shop Local at our Holiday Marketplace

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Makers Business Series: Business Creation From Idea To Launch (Richmond)

December 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: Business Creation From Idea To Launch: In this session, we will be discussing the solution space for creating products, breaking into groups to ultimately start designing and pitching the business ideas selected by the groups. This will leave participants with a fully realized business model, and possible partners, to go execute, or modify, to pursue their goals. This fast paced ideation session is meant to help those who want to come with an idea…

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Effective Communication for Thriving Workplaces Part 1 (Richmond)

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Come to the monthly workshop series on Communication Skills & Conflict Management with Duncan Autrey. This series will meet on the third Tuesday of every month at Renaissance Richmond. Workshop Topic: Effective Communication for Thriving Workplaces (Part 1) Participants will learn about the fundamentals of effective communication and lessons about the nature of conflict with Conflict Transformation Catalyst, Duncan Autrey. This class offers essential skills for any leader that wants to improve their relationships with colleagues, clients, vendors and employees.…

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January 2020

Orientation: Urban FIRE The Art of Entrepreneurship (Oakland)

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Housing Authority, 935 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Attend a Free Orientation to learn about the Urban FIRE 1 program. About Urban FIRE: Urban FIRE (Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship) is based on the 20-year study that resulted in the groundbreaking “21 Lessons of Successful Entrepreneurs.” If you’re still working for peanuts; it’s been hard finding work; your dreams still remain a dream and everything seems to be passing you by; then have the guts to do something about it. Sign up for Urban FIRE, and let the future…

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********CANCELLED Contract Negotiation Workshop (SF)

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Renaissance Bayview, 1325-B Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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This workshop has been cancelled until further notice and will be scheduled for a later date. 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…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Food Business Series: Food Service Contracting (Richmond)

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Join us to explore the many flavors of B2B contracts in today's local food industry. This workshop is an introductory exploration to help you understand basic contracts with commercial kitchens, corporate food service operations, catering venues, pop-up events, and online food delivery services. Learn how to manage your legal and financial risk and negotiate for the protection of a strong contract so you can focus on creating delicious food! Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not…

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Orientation: Urban FIRE The Art of Entrepreneurship (Oakland)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Housing Authority, 935 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Free

Attend a Free Orientation to learn about the Urban FIRE 1 program. About Urban FIRE: Urban FIRE (Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship) is based on the 20-year study that resulted in the groundbreaking “21 Lessons of Successful Entrepreneurs.” If you’re still working for peanuts; it’s been hard finding work; your dreams still remain a dream and everything seems to be passing you by; then have the guts to do something about it. Sign up for Urban FIRE, and let the future…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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This 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. Open to the public. General Orientations are offered every third Monday of the month at Renaissance Richmond.

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$1000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's 12 Week Business Planning Class

Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a practical and effective business plan—one of the most useful documents an entrepreneur will ever use. It is a critical management tool for feasibility analysis, operations, marketing and finance and is necessary for accessing capital for business launch and growth. The 12-Week Business Planning class addresses all aspects of  business start up and expansion including: Marketing strategies Industry trend analysis Operations…

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Hire Safely: First Steps for Small Business Employers (SoMa)

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Creating a fair, positively empowering and rewarding environment for your employees, while managing the legal risks and obligations of being an employer in California, is a tough balancing act for small-scale employers.  This workshop will provide a general introduction to labor and employment law from the EMPLOYER perspective, and point you to resources for the next steps in your business plan. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not constitute legal advice. Presented by the San Francisco…

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Red de Latinas Emprendedoras (SoMa)

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Google Community Space, 188 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Unase a nosotras en este evento de networking en Español para mujeres emprendedoras!

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Retail Fundamentals Course (Richmond)

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 7-week Retail Fundamentals course, a hands-on class to help you plan and budget for your retail space. This course is for entrepreneurs who are considering going into retail but aren’t 100% sure if it’s the right fit for them. During this class, we will create floor plans/mood boards, rough budgets, and operation plans for your retail future.  Week 1 Introduction to Retail What is retail? Being a reseller vs. brand  Trends in retail  finding your place…

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Women Mean Business – Networking for Introverts (SoMa)

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

Are you an introvert who's intimidated by the idea of networking with strangers? Then this is the workshop for you! We'll cover tips and tricks for making conversation and improving your skills, then there will be plenty of time to practice over light refreshments. This event is part of a quarterly series called Women Mean Business. 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)…

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