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February 2019

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas, Brands, Designs

February 20 @ 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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Food Business Series: You have a Food Idea, what’s next? (Richmond)

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Attend our monthly Food Business Series with Viridiana Ponce. This series will meet the Third Wednesday of every month at Renaissance Richmond. Workshop 1: You have a Food Idea, what's next? When starting a food business, it is important to have a clear concept including: Type of food you will sell Quality Cost Customer Experience In this workshop, we will discuss your business idea and define your business concept through a series of guided activities and share examples of other food…

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza: Orientación (Hilltop Richmond)

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mechanics Bank Community Room, 3190 Klose Way
Richmond, CA 94806 United States
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Gratis

Atiende esta sesión informativa* y descubre como es nuestro curso de Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza de 4 semanas de duración. Esta clase es introductorio para gente de todos los perfiles, independientemente del estado de su negocio. No se requiere experiencia o conocimiento previo sobre manejo/gestión de negocios. Ven y descubre si tu idea de negocio es viable y si merece la pena abrirlo. Conoce a la instructora y obtén una copia del temario del curso. Resultados: · Aprende a…

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Negocios de Comida: Tienes una idea de comida, ¿qué sigue? (Richmond)

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Asiste a nuestra serie mensual de Negocios Gastronomicoss con Viridiana Ponce. Esta serie se reunirá el ultimo martes de cada mes en Renaissance Richmond. Taller 1: Tienes una idea de comida, ¿qué sigue? Al iniciar un negocio de comida, es importante tener un concepto claro que incluya: Tipo de comida que venderás Calidad Costo Experiencia del cliente En este taller, discutiremos su idea de negocio y definiremos su concepto de negocio a través de una serie de actividades guiadas y…

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America Saves Workshop w/ First Republic Bank

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Renaissance Bayview, 1325-B Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Start Smart (Bayview)

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Huntersview Community Room, 1101 Fairfax Avenue, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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In this course you will find out about the basic tools you need to start a successful business: Learn how to define your vision for your future, create a mission statement to meet the vision, assess if you have the skills, passion and resources, craft a business model to match your reality and test the feasibility of your business. Part of the Bayview Women series but open to all budding female entrepreneurs.

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

February 27 @ 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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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (Hilltop, Richmond)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Bank Community Room, 3190 Klose Way
Richmond, CA 94806 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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March 2019

GoDaddy Digital Literacy Online Series

March 5
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$20

GoDaddy and the Renaissance Center are teaming up to expand education on digital presence to local entrepreneurs through GoDaddy’s GoCommunities program. This virtual course will focus on a variety of topics relating to online business such as branding, websites, social media and more. Workshop Overview: GoDaddy has been teaching a series of workshops to under-served small business owners in markets all over the U.S. Each workshop will be delivered virtually with prerecorded content from a GoDaddy expert. Each workshop will…

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Before You Sign that Lease (Richmond)

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 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 leases 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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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Chamber Of Commerce, 3925 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, 94805 United States
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Free

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 East Bay: Public Speaking for Business

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mechanics Bank Community Room, 3190 Klose Way
Richmond, CA 94806 United States
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Attend our first Women Mean Business East Bay networking workshop with Chandra Brooks. Women Mean Business has been a Women's monthly series networking program offered in our San Francisco location, and we are now bringing this same program to the East Bay on the 1st Wednesday of every month (at Hilltop area of Richmond). This is an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to hear from inspirational speakers and panelists and participate in structured networking activities. We strive to help local businesswomen…

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Empoderamiento Femenino (Richmond)

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Latina Center, 3701 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805 United States
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$20 – $50

¿Has pensado abrir un negocio? ¿Tienes dudas y temores? Es totalmente natural sentir temor a lo desconocido, lo primero que necesitamos conocer es en donde estamos y hacia dónde queremos ir. Te invitamos a que descubras que es lo que te está deteniendo hasta el día de hoy. Autoestima Tu relación con el dinero Manejo del estrés Manejo efectivo del tiempo Valores empresariales Circulo de apoyo personal. Creación de tu pizarrón de visualización ¿Miedo al fracaso? O, ¿miedo al éxito?…

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Skill Building Workshop: Marketing

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Huntersview Community Room, 1101 Fairfax Avenue, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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A big part of what makes a business successful, is knowing how to market you and your business. If you're looking for tips and tricks on improving your marketing skills for your business, come to this workshop. Presented by Executive Coach and Personal Brand Strategist Vaneese Johnson, this workshop is part of the Bayview/Hunters View Women entrepreneurship program but open to all budding female entrepreneurs.   Please e-mail bayview@rencenter.org to RSVP

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No Days Off: Women Mean Business

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Deundra Hundon and Stephanie Dixon founded their mother-daughter doula business several years ago and will speak about how their "no days off" attitude has led to success in their mother-daughter partnership. Come hear their story over wine and snacks, with time for networking included. All genders are welcome at this event. This event is a monthly series put on by the Women's Business Center through the SBA. You can learn more about the Renaissance Women Business Center here. Funded in part…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

March 14 @ 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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Charla: Consideraciones Legales para su Negocio

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
El Chaparro Barbacoa Original, 1087 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Si tiene un Negocio o piensa tenerlo, los aspectos legales de cómo empezar y/o crecerlo, deberán siempre estar al frente de sus consideraciones, para proteger sus activos, minimizar sus impuestos y maximizar sus ganancias. Abogados Gerardo Vicuna y Fernando Flores estarán a mano para aconsejar sobre estos y otros temas de interés para Usted: Estructuración Contratos de Arrendamiento, Proveedores Empleados Aprenda sobre recursos legales y cuando necesita contratar ayuda legal. ¡Traiga todas sus preguntas!

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

March 20 @ 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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Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Renaissance Bayview, 1325-B Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124 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. ATTENDING THE “HIRE SAFELY” WORKSHOP FIRST IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Presented by the San Francisco Community Business Law Center

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Food Business Series: Know Your Numbers (Richmond)

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Free

Attend our monthly Food Business Series with Viridiana Ponce. This series will meet the Third Wednesday of every month at Renaissance Richmond. Workshop 2: Know Your Numbers! Knowing your numbers and building financial projections are equally as important as knowing your food concept. Start Building your financial projections. This workshop will cover: Building a budget and projections. Costs of Goods Sold About Viridiana Ponce: Viridiana Ponce is a small business consultant, coach, and trainer in the Bay Area. Passionate about providing…

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