How We (Renaissance, our Clients, and YOU) Make an Impact

December 15, 2017 7:55 am

For three decades, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center has helped launch and grow more businesses (over 15,000 and counting!) than any other non-profit in the Bay Area.

We are proud to participate in The Aspen Institute’s annual FIELD Program EntrepreneurTracker. This national survey, administered to a randomly selected pool of clients, evaluates clients’ household and business circumstances one year after they complete our intensive training. Our 2017 survey results show that our small businesses have a big impact:

  • 95% of business owners remain in business
  • 82% of owners met their income goals
  • 17% average increase of household income
  • 69% of businesses have employees

On average, each business supports 4 jobs (including the owner), and the average employee wage is $23.60 per hour, more than double the California minimum hourly wage

You can view more of our 2017 survey results at www.rencenter.org/client-outcomes

Your tax-deductible donation to the Renaissance Center helps create small businesses that make a big impact in the Bay Area. We are so grateful to you for helping our clients achieve their dream of starting their own business. During this holiday season, as we celebrate our clients’ successes and impact, we hope you will give generously toward helping small business owners achieve economic mobility, contribute to the local economy, and make their communities stronger.