Programs & Services

Programs and Services page

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What We Do

Renaissance provides professional training, expert consulting, access to capital, and a vibrant support network for all entrepreneurs, including those who may be facing discrimination by race, gender, sexual orientation, economic level, immigration status, or past incarceration.

Renaissance operates multiple Bay Area Locations, offering both core programs and community-specific services.

All Programs and Services are offered in English and Spanish for free or low-cost.

programs & Services

Hands-On Business Training

Small Business Intensive Training Classes

Practical, hands-on, and applicable introductory and small business planning classes of  4 – 20 sessions (12 – 50 hours), including Start Smart, Business Prep, and Business Planning.

Customized One-On-One Consulting

Customized support and guidance from marketing to operations, hiring and supporting employees, sales and more to assist clients in launching and growing their businesses.

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Tailored Business Guidance

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Empowering Financial Growth

Access to Capital

We help entrepreneurs understand how to become better financial managers of their businesses, understand their growth options and provide loan packaging assistance to help secure capital for business launch, sustainability, and growth.

Access to Markets

Our in-person and online marketplaces, and business directories provide clients with opportunities to practice their pitches, test their product or service/market fit, make sales, and gain invaluable business exposure.

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Market Access Platforms

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Advanced Skill Workshops

Skill Building

Specialized workshops let entrepreneurs dive deeper into core subjects, including marketing, management, finance, goal setting, quickbooks, taxes and more.

Industry-Specific Workshops

Customized support through training, consulting, and mentorship for entrepreneurs in the fashion, construction, childcare, and food sectors.

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Tailored Sector Workshops

Technology and Digital Marketing Training

Digital Growth Mastery

Technology and Digital Marketing Training

Clients learn how to enhance online visibility, identify new customers, establish a social media presence, create online storefronts and utilize technology tools and products to optimize business efficiencies. Includes both advanced and basic computer training in setting up and using email, spreadsheets, and Zoom.

Legal Assistance

Renaissance provides legal workshops that address small business topics including contract negotiations, intellectual property, and leasing, etc.

Legal Assistance

Small Business Legal Assistance

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Entrepreneur Networking Event

Networking

Renaissance hosts regular events for entrepreneurs to meet, share experiences, and build support networks.

Business Incubation (SoMa, Bayview, East Palo Alto)

Supportive onsite entrepreneurial communities for emerging businesses to launch and grow, providing affordable professional office space, shared conference and meeting rooms, reception and janitorial services, and office equipment including copiers, printers, and furniture.

Business Incubation

Empowering Startup Communities

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Empowering Women in Business

Women’s Business Center (SoMa)

Renaissance’s Women’s Business Center, a valued partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA), provides business training, counseling, access to capital and markets, and support strategies for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. We proudly emphasize empowering women in entrepreneurship while also serving all individuals from diverse backgrounds.