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April 2020

How to Pay Yourself so You Have Enough (SoMa)

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

You deserve to get paid! For most small business owners paying themselves is the elusive unicorn of self-employment. You have no idea HOW to go about paying yourself. Where do you start? How do you know if you have enough to cover your expenses? What about taxes? Or savings? The truth is paying yourself isn’t as complicated as you think- you just need to know how all the financial parts of your business work together. Then you can pay yourself,…

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Bringing Your Business Online (Online)

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

This online training will cover platforms and best practices for moving your business online.

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Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

This legal workshop will first guide you step by step through the basic process of creating a simple, generic independent contractor agreement that helps you work together successfully by setting realistic scope, performance, and pricing expectations. Then, for this special session, we will spend additional time discussing options for dealing with the contractor performance problems facing many small business owners during this time of global pandemic and economic uncertainty, including the process of amending or modifying a contract if necessary.  Although…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (SoMa)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

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 cinco 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…

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Partner Event: Keeping Your Business Going with Marketing and Social Media

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is a partner event presented by your local NorCal SBDC. Not a Renaissance class. Surviving COVID-19: Keeping Your Business Going with Marketing and Social Media We are offering mini webinars to help you navigate the challenges facing your business during this unprecedented time. Stephanie Koehler will be offering a one hour (or as long as we need) question and answer session to address: creative ideas to deliver your services even during the shutdown; best social media & marketing practices…

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Ask SBA: Live Q&A with Noah Brod, Economic Development Specialist, San Francisco District Office

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us Tuesday April 21st for a Live Q&A with Noah Brod, Economic Development Specialist San Francisco District Office. Moderated by Ingrid Marielos Marthy, Women's Business Center Director. Renaissance Women's Business Center is a a partnership with the SBA, providing business training, access to capital and markets and support strategies that are essential to the successful growth of emerging and established women entrepreneurs in San Francisco. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.…

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Getting Your Business Online with Yelp (Online)

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Learn from a Yelp employee on how to claim or set up your page, maximize your page to get new customers, and how Yelp has responded to the COVID-19 situation to help small businesses. 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…

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Partner Event: Keeping Your Business Going with Marketing and Social Media Copy

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is a partner event presented by your local NorCal SBDC. Not a Renaissance class. Surviving COVID-19: Keeping Your Business Going with Marketing and Social Media We are offering mini webinars to help you navigate the challenges facing your business during this unprecedented time. Stephanie Koehler will be offering a one hour (or as long as we need) question and answer session to address: creative ideas to deliver your services even during the shutdown; best social media & marketing practices…

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Women Mean Business: Girl, Get Your Business Straight! (SoMa)

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vaneese Johnson, business coach and author, will teach you how to be bold and take your business to the next level with her "Girl, Get Your Business Straight!" curriculum. Join us for this two hour workshop and networking event, with light refreshments included. This event is part of a quarterly series called Women Mean Business. Location to be announced soon!         Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions,…

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Orientation: Kickstart You Business Orientation (ONLINE) San Mateo County

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This will be hosted Online 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.

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Email Marketing (SoMa)

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Stop Avoiding & Start Working the #1 Most Profitable Marketing Strategy! Kristin helps female entrepreneurs achieve their biggest professional and personal goals with greater ease and enjoyment. She’s the founder of the Solopreneurs Circle, a monthly business training and coaching program to help one-woman-show businesses grow in community, without the burnout! Her tools, workshops, and business coaching have supported female entrepreneurs internationally to swap old patterns of harried overdrive for laser focused priorities and new habits to lead a more…

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Partner Event: Pivot Your Restaurant ~ The Cloud kitchens Model

April 27 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a partner event presented by your local NorCal SBDC. Is your restaurant or food business either closed or partially open in response to Coronavirus?  If you are looking for ideas and resources to Pivot Your Restaurant or, if you just want to see what others are doing to navigate these turbulent industry waters, then turn off your Netflix and join us for three webinars and come and meet the Changemakers! The CloudKitchens model: A turnkey solution for delivery-only…

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Planificacion de Negocios (Online)

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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. Costo: debido al crisis, ofreceremos esta clase gratuita a la comunidad. 

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Making Sure There’s Enough: Creating a Financial Emergency Plan for Your Business

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Right now things are scary for small business owners. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to close and even online businesses are feeling the impact. If you're like me, you may be wondering what you can do now to prepare your finances for more changes and uncertainty. Which is why I’m hosting a live workshop on how to create a financial emergency plan for your business. This workshop is NOT about scaring you or worrying you about your finances.…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's 12 Week Business Planning Class

*Due to COVID-19, Business Planning class will be offered as an online course. We have also reduced the cost of the class to $500, with a $25 application fee. If you are interested in an income-based scholarship, please download and submit the Income Verification form below. If you would like to apply for a 100% scholarship due to hardship, please email Ingrid Marielos Marthy at imarthy@rencenter.org with a description of yourself and your business.* Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class…

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Business Prep (Online Class)

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 foundation business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them. This course includes 2 free hours of one-on-one business advising.

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Commercial Lease Negoiations

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance mid-peninsula, 1848 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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This workshop will include discussions about the special vocabulary of commercial leases and the rights of a commercial tenant in California, with a focus on office and retail leases.

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Considering Commercial Lease Agreement: COVID-19 and Beyond

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop 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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Contabilidad 101 (Online)

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gratuito

Temas en este taller de tres horas incluyen: 1. Qué es contabilidad? 2. Qué es una entidad? 3. Qué es una cuenta contable? 4. Clases de Cuentas Contables. 5. Movimientos de las cuentas. 6. Estados Financieros Básicos. 7. Control Interno 8. Métodos de Costeo de Inventario 9. Razones Financieras. *Este taller tomara a cabo virtualmente en el plataforma de Zoom. Despues de registrarse, un link de zoom le llegara a su email para participar en el taller.* Instructor: Jose Q.…

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