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April 2020

Vita Tax Clinic

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance mid-peninsula, 1848 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Get your taxes done right by one of our experts and maximize your refund! Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 1848 Bay Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Mondays & Wednesdays - 4 pm to 8 pm Starting January 27 all through April 15 Make your appointment today!! Online: calendly.com/rencentervita/taxappointment or By phone: 650-321-2193

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Partner Event: Co-op Conversion During Covid-19 for Business Owners

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Are you worried your business won’t survive due to Covid-19? Are you considering putting it up for sale or into bankruptcy to save it? Are you tired of making business decisions on your own during this crisis? In this teach-in, our cooperative conversions attorney Jay Cumberland will cover the basics of selling your business to your employees. He’ll talk about how this might allow your business to survive and allow you to retain some control. He’ll talk about how this…

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Partner Event: Virtual Legal Clinic

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Legal Services For Entrepreneurs (LSE), an economic justice and community empowerment project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, will host a virtual legal clinic for entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to consult with a business law attorney one-on-one via Zoom (online platform), with questions about entity formation, contract review, and other topics as announced. You will be able to access the virtual clinic on your phone or on your computer with a web browser plus headphones and mic. Registration in…

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Partner Event: Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Virtual Legal Clinic in Partnership with CoBiz Richmond

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Legal Services for Entrepreneurs (LSEs) in partnership with CoBiz Richmond, Inc. will host a virtual 1:1 legal advice clinic for entrepreneurs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on April 14th. Each registered attendee will have an opportunity to meet with a volunteer attorney for up to one hour. All entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend from novice entrepreneurs, Founders of Start-ups to minority- and women-owned contracting businesses. Volunteer attorneys can advise about the following: Entity Formation (sole proprietor, general partnership, LLC, S-Corp, etc.) Contract Drafting…

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Understanding Your Commercial Lease (Online)

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Commercial leases can be complex and confusing for small business owners even in the best of times, but understanding your rights as a commercial tenant can become critical during emergency situations or economic recession. To assist local small business owners during this difficult time, this special legal workshop will help you understand the fine print in typical commercial leases, with emphasis on the lease terms and commercial real estate laws that can help you get through periods of financial pressure…

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Vita Tax Clinic

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance mid-peninsula, 1848 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Get your taxes done right by one of our experts and maximize your refund! Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 1848 Bay Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Mondays & Wednesdays - 4 pm to 8 pm Starting January 27 all through April 15 Make your appointment today!! Online: calendly.com/rencentervita/taxappointment or By phone: 650-321-2193

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Partner Event: Marketing and Messaging during COVID19

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

During this unprecedented time as a result of COVID-19, customer needs and concerns have shifted. This has required businesses to become more creative about their marketing and the messaging around their products and services. Join us for this workshop where we will provide tips and strategies for adapting your marketing of products and services to meet the needs of customers during this challenging time. Presented by our partners, Start Small Think Big.

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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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Mentalidad Emprendedora: Gestión de Riesgos (SoMa)

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Taller de 2 horas sobre la gestion de riesgos para emprendeadores y dueños de pequeños negocios.

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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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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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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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Start Smart for Women (Oakland)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pacific Community Ventures, 1700 Broadway #300
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$60 – $120

If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a 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. Outcomes: Learn how to define your vision Create a mission…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

April 28 @ 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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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (Pinole)

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pinole Library, 2935 Pinole Valley Rd
Pinole, CA 94564 United States
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$40 – $100
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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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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