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10-Week Business Planning (WBC)

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Business Planning Class Description:
Are you ready to grow your business? Do you need access to capital to take your next step as an entrepreneur?
Join our 10-week Virtual Business Planning Class to learn business strategy, develop networks, and write your business plan.

This class will guide you in creating a practical and effective business plan by providing an overview of marketing strategies, business operations, and financial projections. With our highly interactive and engaging courses, you will build the foundation required to embark on the exciting entrepreneurial journey.

Participants have access to the following:

  • Industry experts
  • One-to-one consultations
  • Small group interactions
  • Financial coaching
  • Business plan workbook & review

This class meets twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 10 weeks. Class starts February 13th and ends April 16th, 2024.

Application Process:

Applications for this course will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, please note that the
final deadline to apply is February 6. After this date, we will no longer be accepting applications for this class.
Enrollment will be capped at 25 students, so apply early! Click the “register here” button at the bottom of this page to start the application.

If accepted into the course, you will receive an email from Renaissance staff with follow-up questions, including client intake paperwork if necessary. After completing the intake, you’ll be provided the Zoom link to join the class.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Payment Plans:

Tuition for this 10-week course is $500.

Sliding scale scholarships of 25% – 100% are available based on household size, income level, and personal circumstances. Scholarships and payment plans are available to anyone who requests them. We do not turn anyone away for lack of ability to pay. By completing the application and indicating you need a scholarship/payment plan, you are automatically applying to get one.

If you have questions about this class, please email us at wbc@rencenter.org

Instructor: Beth Houtrow


Beth has 15+ years of experience supporting nonprofits, tech companies, and small businesses from inception to scale. She is now focused on helping the new wave of small business owners tackle the reality of operating a business. Passion for your product is a great starting point, but Beth helps you develop the skills and know-how to run a successful business. In addition to her work as a business coach, she is also the founder of Climb – The Small Business Book, a community of founders working together to learn and grow their businesses.



All clients must register for classes via your client portal account. Here’s how you can do it.
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New to the Renaissance Community?

Get started by filling out a client interest form and attending an orientation.

*All clients must complete an interest form and attend orientation before signing up for classes.*



Renaissance WBC is 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 basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact: Isla, Isla@rencenter.org, (415) 348-6227


February 13
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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