Come to an Orientation!

We invite you to attend an upcoming orientation to get an overview of all small business services offered at Renaissance.

Start Smart

If you have a business idea, our Start Smart class will help you test the feasibility of that idea, develop foundational business skills and build your business network.

Business Prep

If you have made steps toward starting a business, have taken an introductory class, or are ready for growth, Business Prep is your next best step on the path to success. You will learn business skills, develop financials, write an Action Plan and build networks with other like-minded entrepreneurial individuals and expert consultants.

Workshops & Events

Continue to develop essential business skills, networks and knowledge with our workshops and special events.

Women's Empowerment

Renaissance’s Women’s Business Center, a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides business training, access to capital and markets and support strategies that are essential to the successful growth of emerging and established women entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Bay Successes


The Family Economic Opportunity Network (FEON) is a collaboration of organizations in Contra Costa County with a focus on the Eastern region of the county’s cities such as Baypoint, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Byron. The network is a collaboration of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, the Antioch Community Foundation, Pittsburg United Methodist Church, the Family Justice Center and the STS Academy.

Click here to learn more about our partnership with FEON.