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August 2020

Legal Lunch & Learn

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

***After registration for this event, you will receive a waiver via Docusign to the email you signed up with. You MUST sign this waiver to attend the training. *** Are you starting or running a San Francisco Bay Area community microbusiness, but can’t afford a lawyer? Grab your lunch and join us via Zoom on Fridays at noon for an informal drop-in group discussion to help you develop or revise your legal strategy and risk management plan during these challenging…

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Fashion Series Part 2: Prototyping & Costing

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Lana Hogue is a sewn-products supply chain guru. She's passionate about ethical manufacturing - both local and offshore where her language skills are needed in Cantonese and Spanish. Lana has worked as an employee or consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $15 billion in sales. She teaches and consults on ethical apparel manufacturing through www.garmentindustry411.com.

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Préstamo PPP – Como Obtener El Perdón

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Gabriela Sapp, Financial Advisor explicará paso a paso y usando ejemplos reales, cuándo, cómo, y qué tiene que presentar para el perdón de su préstamo PPP. También se conversará sobre cómo los negocios individuales y corporaciones pueden utilizar los préstamos del gobierno (EIDL) y préstamos PPP de una manera eficiente para el negocio y de acuerdo a las regulaciones del gobierno. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed…

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Partnership Agreements for Small Business Co-Owners

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This workshop will be held online on Zoom! Sharing the burdens of launching and operating a business with co-owners in a partnership, LLC, corporation, or co-op can be rewarding, even life-saving. It can also be one of the riskiest business and legal moves you ever make. Disputes among the co-owners of closely-held small businesses over business decisions, money, or time commitments can seriously harm the value of the business you have worked so hard to build. Even without disputes, how…

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Kick Start Your Business

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interested in starting a business? You will learn: Lessons learned from the COVID-19. Businesses that are currently thriving. Key issues to think about---pro's and cons. The three roles of an entrepreneur. Learn about Renaissances workshops and coaching serving the SF Peninsula community. Important resources.  

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Partner Event: Legal Essentials of Doing Business Online

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Chris Chynoweth, Cooley, LLP Hosted by SBDC of Northern California and Start Small Think Big (This is not a Renaissance event) During the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period, a strong, active online presence will be key for most businesses. This webinar will cover essential legal protections for online business, including (1) website Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies, including whether and when you need to use them, what you should include, and what they mean; (2) how to…

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Legal Lunch & Learn

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

***After registration for this event, you will receive a waiver via Docusign to the email you signed up with. You MUST sign this waiver to attend the training. *** Are you starting or running a San Francisco Bay Area community microbusiness, but can’t afford a lawyer? Grab your lunch and join us via Zoom on Fridays at noon for an informal drop-in group discussion to help you develop or revise your legal strategy and risk management plan during these challenging…

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The Food Business Showcase Virtual Event

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center East Bay presents The Food Business Showcase Virtual Event! This event will include a mix of pre-recorded + live digital content from food entrepreneurs including cooking demos, panels about food business success, and opportunity to meet local food entrepreneurs. We will have raffle prizes! Participants will be food entrepreneurs who recently completed our Food Business courses. Support these Bay Area Food Entrepreneurs by attending this event and shopping! This event will be moderated by our wonderful Food…

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Fashion Series Part 3: Manufacturing

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Lana Hogue is a sewn-products supply chain guru. She's passionate about ethical manufacturing - both local and offshore where her language skills are needed in Cantonese and Spanish. Lana has worked as an employee or consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $15 billion in sales. She teaches and consults on ethical apparel manufacturing through www.garmentindustry411.com.

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Vender en Instagram 101 (Online)

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gratuito

Vender en Instagram 101 (Publicar y promover en redes sociales)  Explicamos paso a paso cómo promover su contenido en Instagram.  Taller gratuito online en Zoom! Despues de registrarse, le mandaremos el link de Zoom para participar en el taller. Instructora: Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la Emprendedora del año por la revista Latina Style en el año 2014. Nancy, provieniente de Watsonville, California de herencia mexicana, padres originarios…

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September 2020

Women Mean Business: 5 Keys to Confident Public Speaking!

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Attend our monthly Women Mean Business East Bay networking online workshop events. Topic: 5 Keys to Confident Public Speaking! In this virtual event, you will learn how to overcome your nerves, tell impactful stories about your business and confidently deliver your elevator pitch. Objectives: 1. Understand basic tricks for calming anxiety and preparing to speak to any audience 2. Learn how to create and perfect an elevator pitch 3. Understand how to manage time in front of your audience and…

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So Now You’re Ready: Registering your Nonprofit

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Description: Understand the elements of applying for tax exempt status for your organization in California and gain the confidence to register your nonprofit independently.

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (Contra Costa County)

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

**Dadas las circunstancias, esta clase se va a realizar de forma online, a través de Zoom, una plataforma de videoconferencia muy sencilla de utilizar. También queríamos comunicarles que este curso va a ser ofrecido de forma gratuita.** 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…

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Fashion Series Part 4: Selling Direct to Consumer & Wholesale

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Now that you have products for sale, it’s time to make those sales! As a fashion entrepreneur, you can sell directly to the consumer, or to wholesale accounts like boutiques. In this workshop, you’ll learn the pros and cons of these different markets, and how to get these accounts and start selling! This workshop is the fourth session in a 6-part series dedicated to fashion entrepreneurs. This series will run on Mondays from August 17 through September 28. Submitting your…

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Começar um Negócio com Confiança

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Observação: devido ao COVID-19, esta aula será oferecida on-line através do Zoom. Se você está pronto para iniciar um pequeno negócio ou é muito novo para os negócios, esta aula é para você! O Começar um Negócio com Confiança é um curso de sete semanas no qual você aprenderá as ferramentas básicas e os fundamentos de negócios necessários para iniciar com êxito. Você trabalhará com um Business Model Canvas (uma ferramenta visual) para colocar suas ideias no papel, testar, refinar…

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Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas, Brands, Designs

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This workshop will be held online on Zoom! 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…

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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (Oakland)

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Start Smart

Please note: Due to COVID-19, this class geared for Oakland residents will be offered for free and online via Zoom. This class will meet for 2.5 hours once a week for 6-weeks. If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a six-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…

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Maintain Your Tax Exempt Status: Annual Obligations

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Description: Examine the state and federal filing requirements for nonprofits and retain your recognition as a tax exempt organization.

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Fashion Series 5: Digital Marketing

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Marketing is a vital part of any business, but digital marketing (like social media or email marketing) are especially important as more people are pivoting to online sales. In this workshop, you’ll hear from a marketing expert and learn how to make your business stand out online. This workshop is the fifth session in a 6-part series dedicated to fashion entrepreneurs. This series will run on Mondays from August 17 through September 28. Submitting your registration does not confirm your…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (East Bay)

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This online 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. Class will be offered on Zoom. General Renaissance East Bay Orientations are offered every third Monday of the month.

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