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275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
(415) 541-8580

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May 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Basic Supply Chain Contracting for Small-Scale Manufacturers – Fashion Series #5

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Experienced business attorney and director of the SF Community Business Law Center, Felicia Vallera, will present this legal workshop focusing on contracts for raw materials purchasing, contract manufacturing, co-packing, warehousing and third party logistics, and related specialized equipment contracts, which can be challenging to navigate for a new small-scale manufacturer. This is the fifth workshop in a 6-week series for fashion entrepreneurs, brought to you by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development of…

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June 2019

Makers Series: Prototyping & Costing (SoMa)

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

This workshop will cover how to approach prototyping efficiently to get the most from your investment, as well as scaling up based on existing products. It will also cover how to obtain cost data, what is included in COGS, and retail math. This is part one of a four part workshop series for entrepreneurs who make and sell products. See the full schedule here. Accessibility Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions,…

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Makers Series Bundle

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Purchase this bundle ticket for our Makers Series and save $20!  We will be offering 4 workshops aimed at supporting makers of all types in the Bay Area. Each workshop is designed to increase your technical knowledge on topics like manufacturing, prototyping and more. The series begins on June 3, 2019 and will run for 4 weeks on Mondays from 6 - 8 pm at Renaissance SoMa (275 5th Street). Each workshop costs $20 when purchased individually, but when you…

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Lean Startup (SoMa)

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$235
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Start Smart

The Lean Startup curriculum uses innovative methodologies, taken from successful startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and applies them to small businesses. The course will teach you how to “de-risk” your business model through customer discovery, market research, and early-stage product design and testing. You’ll come out of this class with a better understanding of your business model, who your target customers are, and whether your idea is worth pursuing in the market! Market Research Discover your target market by conducting…

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Women Mean Business: Fashion Series Finale Expert Panel (SoMa)

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15
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Celebrate Renaissance’s Fashion Series with a Finale Expert Panel. Get advice straight from the horse’s mouth! Local fashion industry experts share their stories, lessons learned and words to the wise. Women and men welcome. Speakers to be announced shortly. This is the final installment in a six-session series, brought to you by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development of the City of San Francisco. Women Mean Business is Renaissance SoMa’s monthly women’s networking…

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Makers Series: Pre-Production & Manufacturing

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

This workshop will cover the essentials of raw material purchasing, and working effectively with 3rd party labor, especially assuring quality workmanship and ethical business practices. This is part two of a four part workshop series for entrepreneurs who sell products. See the full schedule here. Accessibility 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…

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Makers Series Bundle

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Purchase this bundle ticket for our Makers Series and save $20!  We will be offering 4 workshops aimed at supporting makers of all types in the Bay Area. Each workshop is designed to increase your technical knowledge on topics like manufacturing, prototyping and more. The series begins on June 3, 2019 and will run for 4 weeks on Mondays from 6 - 8 pm at Renaissance SoMa (275 5th Street). Each workshop costs $20 when purchased individually, but when you…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Makers Series: Marketing Your Product (SoMa)

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

This workshop will focus on marketing your product successfully. This is part three of a four part workshop series for entrepreneurs who sell products. Accessibility 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…

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Makers Series Bundle

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Purchase this bundle ticket for our Makers Series and save $20!  We will be offering 4 workshops aimed at supporting makers of all types in the Bay Area. Each workshop is designed to increase your technical knowledge on topics like manufacturing, prototyping and more. The series begins on June 3, 2019 and will run for 4 weeks on Mondays from 6 - 8 pm at Renaissance SoMa (275 5th Street). Each workshop costs $20 when purchased individually, but when you…

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Sandbox Rules: Partnership Agreements for Small Business Co-Owners

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Sharing the burdens of launching and operating a business with co-owners in a partnership, LLC, corporation, or co-op can be rewarding, even life-saving. It can also be one of the riskiest business and legal moves you ever make. Disputes among the co-owners of closely-held small businesses over business decisions, money, or time commitments can seriously harm the value of the business you have worked so hard to build. Even without disputes, how do you prevent one owner's death, disability, family…

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Makers Series: Financing Your Business (SoMa)

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

This workshop will focus on financing your product-based business. This is the final installment of a four part workshop series for entrepreneurs who sell products. Accessibility 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…

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Makers Series Bundle

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Purchase this bundle ticket for our Makers Series and save $20!  We will be offering 4 workshops aimed at supporting makers of all types in the Bay Area. Each workshop is designed to increase your technical knowledge on topics like manufacturing, prototyping and more. The series begins on June 3, 2019 and will run for 4 weeks on Mondays from 6 - 8 pm at Renaissance SoMa (275 5th Street). Each workshop costs $20 when purchased individually, but when you…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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July 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Women Mean Business – Public Speaking (SoMa)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Tina D'Elia will lead a public speaking training at this month's Women Mean Business! Ms. D'Elia is an accomplished actor and public speaking instructor, and she will give tips and tricks to improve your public speaking skills at this event. Refreshments will be served, and there will be networking time to meet and connect with other entrepreneurs! Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the…

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August 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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September 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$1000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's 12 Week Business Planning Class

***Applications for this class will open on Monday, July 15. Check back then to apply!*** Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a practical and effective business plan—one of the most useful documents an entrepreneur will ever use. It is a critical management tool for feasibility analysis, operations, marketing and finance and is necessary for accessing capital for business launch and growth. The 12-Week Business Planning class addresses…

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Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$79.00

This intensive workshop will help business owners understand bookkeeping and financial management concepts. This is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions:  During the morning session, the presenters will discuss the components of 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.…

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Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$159.00

This hands-on workshop, with laptops and sample data provided, introduces the useful and flexible QuickBooks accounting & bookkeeping application. Quickbooks Bootcamp is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions: During the morning session, attendees will walk through the steps of proper data entry techniques. Attendees will practice creating invoices, receiving customer payments, and entering vendor bills and credit card statements. Attendees will also learn how to balance a checkbook, and to generate financial reports. The instructor will go over how to appropriately…

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October 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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November 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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December 2019

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. They will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development. You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn common misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Cost: Free Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will…

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