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June 2021

Expanding Online Sales

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

  Instructor: Ari Takata-Vasquez Owner Viscera + Creative Director Viscera Studio Ari@Viscerastudio.com • VisceraStudio.com Cost: FREE This class is offered online. A zoom link will be sent to you after you register.

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Mindfulness Para Pequeños Negocios (East Bay)

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gratuito

En este taller de dos horas vas a aprender sobre qué es el mindfulness o la atención plena y cómo esta herramienta puede apoyar la toma de decisiones, el ambiente laboral y el bienestar general. Conoce más sobre el impacto del estrés en el cuerpo y aprende ejercicios prácticos que pueden ayudar a evitar el burnout o el “síndrome de estar quemado” o de desgaste profesional. Instructora: Susana Cardenas Sobre la instructora: Susana Cardenas es una publicista e instructora mindfulness…

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Before You Sign that Lease (Richmond)

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Richmond Before You Sign That Lease (Richmond) 06-28-21 The pre-printed lease form is complex and confusing, and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait!  Before you sign that lease and move in, there are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and must negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business.  An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you understand the fine…

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Recession-Proof Finances and Thrive In Any Financial Season

June 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

In this workshop, you will learn the skills and mindset you need to create a solid financial foundation. We will cover bookkeeping fundamentals and how to shift your money mindset from scarcity to abundance. Danetha Doe bio: Danetha is a financial wellness educator and the creator of Money & Mimosas. She is the author of Financial Wellness in the Workplace, a dive into the connection between mental health and financial health. She has been named a personal finance expert by TIME, Fast…

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La Receta del Éxito – Un Curso de Negocio de Comida (East Bay)

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gratuito

Curso de Negocio de Comida de 6 semanas diseñado para emprendedores de comida que quieren lanzar/crecer su negocio. Viridiana les guiará para definir su concepto, comprender las cifras claves en la industria de la comida, desarrollar proyecciones financieras, y compartir recursos, plantillas y consejos. Sesiones: Defina su Concepto y Menú. Comprenda las cifras claves y los estados financieros. Desarrolle Proyecciones Financieras: Calcule los costes lanzar su negocio. Desarrolle Proyecciones Financieras: Conozca sus costes de explotación. Cómo financiar su negocio: Preparación…

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July 2021

Bookkeeping Bootcamp

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

This two-session workshop will help business owners understand bookkeeping and financial management concepts.  During the first session on July 1st, the presenters will discuss the components of a business, the importance and purpose of bookkeeping, and the purpose of different financial reports. Accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping terminology will also be discussed. Some of the main points that will be discussed throughout the presentation are: cash vs. accrual accounting  proper accounting  data flow processes lines of credit vs. business loans During the second session on July 8th, attendees…

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From Launch to First Sale (Shopify)

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Looking forward to making your very first sale? This workshop will help you navigate new spaces while providing essential brand scaling info. Learn more with the following: Introduction to the Shopify platform, How to Sell on Shopify, E-Commerce Strategy Basics, Finding Your Ideal Customer and Customer Acquisition. Sign up today and let Shopify catapult your online store.

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Xero: Bookkeeping 101

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and manage your Xero bookkeeping program. We will cover terminology, technical skills, best practices, and when is the right time to DIY bookkeeping versus hiring a bookkeeper. Danetha Doe bio: Danetha is a financial wellness educator and the creator of Money & Mimosas. She is the author of Financial Wellness in the Workplace, a dive into the connection between mental health and financial health. She has been named a personal finance expert…

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Legal Entity Choices for Our New Economy (East Bay)

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

How do you make a good legal entity choice for your business? Information about sole proprietorships, general partnerships, LLC’s, many different types of corporations, newer alternatives like co-ops and triple bottom line entities can be confusing and full of marketing hype. Did you know that the legal protection of corporations and LLC’s is NOT automatic, and you could easily end up with nothing but a cool business name and a false sense of security? This workshop walks you through a…

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August 2021

Healthy Money Habits

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this workshop, you will learn the money habits you need to practice in order to create financial security for yourself as a business owner. We will cover practical habits and psychological tools for shifting your financial behaviors. Danetha Doe bio: Danetha is a financial wellness educator and the creator of Money & Mimosas. She is the author of Financial Wellness in the Workplace, a dive into the connection between mental health and financial health. She has been named a personal finance…

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September 2021

Build a Website with Wix (East Bay)

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Every small business should have a beautiful and functional website, but how do you create one? Taught by small business consultant Viridiana Ponce, this  2-day class will cover everything you need to know before you start building a website, plus how to buy a domain, create content and use free tools available to you to create a seamless customer experience. Online Class Ground Rules As a Renaissance participant, you agree to: Have your camera turned on during all class sessions…

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Working With Independent Contractor Agreements (Online)

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Successful independent contractor project outcome often depends on establishing and documenting realistic expectations for contract scope, performance standards, and pricing. This interactive workshop will guide you step by step through the process of creating a simple, generic independent contractor agreement that works. We will also discuss 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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October 2021

Legal: Food Industry Contracting

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This workshop will be held online on Zoom! Join us to explore the many flavors of business contracts in today's local food industry. This workshop is an introductory exploration to help you understand basic contracts with commercial kitchens, catering venues, farmers markets and pop-up events, online food delivery services, and related to permitted microenterprise kitchens or homemade food sales, with special focus on preventing the food industry legal problems arising frequently during these difficult times of Covid-19 and economic recession.…

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Hire Safely: First Steps for Small Business Employers (Richmond)

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Creating a fair, positively empowering and rewarding environment for your employees, while managing the legal risks and obligations of being an employer in California, is a tough balancing act for small-scale employers.  This workshop will provide a general introduction to labor and employment law from the EMPLOYER perspective, and point you to resources for the next steps in your business plan. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not constitute legal advice. Presented by the San Francisco…

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November 2021

Legal Protection for E-commerce (Richmond)

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

In the world of e-commerce, your website is not complete until it includes the Terms of Use that serve as  the contract between you and your customers and protects your website, trademark, and copyright-protected creations from abuse. These digital agreements should be carefully customized to fit your business. You also have legal obligations to protect private customer information, protect customer payment processing, and comply with laws related to advertising, promotions, gift certificates, and sales returns. Join us to learn about…

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January 2022

Other People’s Money (Richmond)

January 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Whether you are using equity, loans, trade credit, prepaid revenue, donations, or some combination of funding sources, using other people’s money to launch or grow your business carries very high risk of unpleasant surprises and legal disputes.  This workshop will survey the risks and opportunities of different small business funding types, and help you understand how to clearly define your legal rights and obligations in advance in writing to protect yourself against future problems with business creditors and investors. Although…

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