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

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September 2019

Legal Entity Choices for Our New Economy (SoMa)

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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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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$100

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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Las Redes Sociales para tu Empresa (SoMa)

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Español: Las Redes Sociales Para tu Empresa:   ¡Aprende a manejar las redes para aumentar tus ganancias! Aprende nuevas estrategias que puedes implementar hoy, enseñado por Luis Quiroz de “Trending Socials.” Lo que se cubrirá: Entendiendo Estadísticas de tu Audiencia: Comprende quien son tus seguidores, donde estan, y como alcanzarlos. Que se Debe Publicar: Calidad contra cantidad. As que luzcan tus productos o servicios con fotos y videos que aumentan la interacción. Anuncios y Promociones: Aprende a construir un anuncio…

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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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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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Lean Startup (SoMa)

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 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 – Holiday Marketing (SoMa)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Rebecca Saylor is a community builder and creative entrepreneur. She enjoys making things happen. Since 2013, she’s proudly worn the hat of “team captain” for the vibrant SFEtsy Team, one of the largest communities of creative entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Using her superpower of networking to help Etsy sellers come together through a variety of local business development programs. As owner and head of design at OodleBaDoodle, she spends her days as a solo-entrepreneur to create a line of…

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Sandbox Rules: Partnership Agreements for Small Business Co-Owners (SoMa)

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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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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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (SoMa)

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$60 – $120

Si está listo para comenzar un pequeño negocio o es nuevo en el negocio, ¡esta clase es para usted! Comienza un Negocio con Confianza es un curso de cinco semanas en el que aprenderá las herramientas básicas y los fundamentos comerciales necesarios para comenzar con éxito. Trabajará con un Business Model Canvas (una herramienta visual práctica) para plasmar sus ideas en papel, probar, refinar y confirmar conceptos, y ajustar sus conclusiones sobre las necesidades del cliente. Esta clase se reúne una…

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Acceso al Capital: Que necesitas saber antes de aplicar a un préstamo (SoMa)

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Sabes cuánto necesitas para lanzar tu negocio, ¿y ahora qué ? ¿Cómo se obtiene el capital?   5 CS de Capital Preparación de crédito Perfiles del prestatario ¿Cómo puedo prepararme?   Sobre Viridiana Ponce: Viridiana Ponce es es una asesora y entrenadora de pequeñas empresas en el Área de la Bahía, que le apasiona compartir su experiencia y recursos con empresari@s. Ella empezó VP Consulting, un negocio enfocado en ayudar a las empresas locales a crecer. Se enfoca en finanzas,…

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November 2019

Preventative Business Law for Every Entrepreneur (SoMa)

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Learn how to use a lean and innovative risk management approach to business law to help you launch and scale your business successfully while preventing costly legal disputes. This workshop introduces self-help methods and resources for: business contracts, intellectual property protection, funding agreements, customer agreements, employee and independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, commercial leases, and legal entity choices. You will also learn how to carefully investigate and choose the right parties to do business with. Although taught by an experienced…

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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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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)

December 18 @ 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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January 2020

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

January 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Plan de Negocios (SoMa)

January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$100 – $240

Realice nuestra clase de preparación para negocios para aprender conceptos básicos de negocios y desarrollar redes. La clase de 10 semanas brinda una descripción general del análisis del mercado objetivo, las operaciones comerciales fundamentales y los principios básicos de finanzas empresariales. Desarrollará habilidades comerciales fundamentales y completará un plan de negocios básico, delineando sus objetivos comerciales y estrategias para alcanzarlos. Matrícula: $ 240. Las becas hasta el 50% y los planes de pago están disponibles en función de los ingresos…

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February 2020

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas, Brands, Designs (SoMa)

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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You may have the right to protect your unique business name, ideas, or creations from being tarnished or knocked off by a competitor... but how do you do that affordably on a tight budget?  This workshop will introduce you to different types of intellectual property (focused primarily on copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets), and will provide you with self-help resource information to start building a simple but solid foundation of protection through rights searches, NDA’s, registrations, licenses and other tools. …

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March 2020

Before You Sign That Lease (SoMa)

March 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The pre-printed lease form looks daunting, and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait!  There are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and should negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you learn how to make well-informed commercial tenant decisions and prepare for landlord negotiations. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this…

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April 2020

Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not constitute legal advice.   Presented by the San Francisco Community Business Law Center Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All…

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June 2020

Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

June 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Nervous about negotiating?  We can help you learn how to confidently ask for the contract terms you need to protect and sustain your business. A good contract negotiation process can create the foundation for a healthy long-term relationship and help both parties successfully reach their business goals. This interactive workshop will first teach you some basic win/win contract negotiating skills, and then give you a fun and informative opportunity to practice them with hypothetical business cases in small groups. Although…

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