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January 2020

Orientation: Urban FIRE The Art of Entrepreneurship (Oakland)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Housing Authority, 935 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Free

Attend a Free Orientation to learn about the Urban FIRE 1 program. About Urban FIRE: Urban FIRE (Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship) is based on the 20-year study that resulted in the groundbreaking “21 Lessons of Successful Entrepreneurs.” If you’re still working for peanuts; it’s been hard finding work; your dreams still remain a dream and everything seems to be passing you by; then have the guts to do something about it. Sign up for Urban FIRE, and let the future…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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Urban FIRE 1: The Art of Entrepreneurship (West Oakland)

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oakland Housing Authority, 935 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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$200

The Art of Entrepreneurship Forging Your True Purpose For the Weak of Heart with Bold Dreams and a Humble Bank Account Entrepreneurs aren’t born; they’re grown with this new pedagogy of learning, a supportive system and applying the science of failure as the real success formula.   Urban FIRE (Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship) is based on the 20-year study that resulted in the groundbreaking “21 Lessons of Successful Entrepreneurs.” If you’re still working for peanuts; it’s been hard finding work; your…

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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (Richmond)

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$60 – $120
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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February 2020

Makers Business Series: What To File – Starting & Structuring Your Business (Richmond)

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: What To File - Starting & Structuring Your Business We go over the initial steps to getting your business ready to operate. From permits to partnerships. We will also review resources for choosing the type of business structure including: Incorporation options Business name registration (DBA, Fictitious business name statement, Domain names) Operation permits (Where applicable) Location risks/benefits Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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Start Smart for Women (Oakland)

February 24 @ 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. This class meets once a week for three hours. Outcomes:…

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Take Your Business Online Marketing Course (Richmond)

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CoBiz, 1503 MacDonald Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$40

Attend our 6-week Marketing Course and Take Your Business Online! Week 1: Creating a Marketing Plan Aren't really sure what marketing is? Come to the first workshop of our marketing series to learn what marketing is, ways to use marketing to grow your business, and how to build a manageable marketing plan. Marketing isn't just for big companies with massive budgets-- you can create and execute a marketing plan for your business with a $0 investment, just using your expertise…

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March 2020

Start Smart: Introduction to Business (Richmond)

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$60 – $120
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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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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April 2020

Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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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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May 2020

Business Preparation (Richmond)

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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$100 – $240

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 foundational business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them. In session one, we will fill out our paperwork, set up payment schedules, meet the instructor, establish norms and go over the syllabus. This course includes 2 free hours…

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Makers Business Series: SEO – Building Client Flow (Richmond)

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: SEO - Building Client Flow Search engine optimization. If your business attracts clients or customers through online portals, use these tools to "tune-up" the search results whenever a potential customer is searching for your service online. Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20 years of professional experience, he never lost the fervent excitement for…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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June 2020

Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (Richmond)

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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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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August 2020

Makers Business Series: Client Diversity (Richmond)

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: Client Diversity -Adapting Your Productivity to Engage New and Different Clients Adapting your productivity/capabilities to engage new/different clients Advisory session on how to utilize your discovered business strengths to find new revenue resources. From basic principles for all general businesses, to focused deep dives on seasoned ideas. Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20…

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November 2020

Makers Business Series: Pitch Test (Richmond)

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: Pitch Test - Deliver and Refine Your Pitch Presentation Have a chance to create, define, and refine your pitch with guided assistance. Get constructive feedback on how to present your business in the public sphere; whether for investment, collaboration, or public speaking platforms. Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20 years of professional experience,…

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