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

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January 2020

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

January 21 @ 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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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

January 21 @ 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

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 all aspects of  business start up and expansion including: Marketing strategies Industry trend analysis Operations…

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

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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How to Start a Mobile Food Business (SoMa)

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Off the Grid and Instrucktional are partnering with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to host a 2 hour workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs in mobile food. Hear from veteran creators and industry insiders about topics including: Permitting, revenue sources, financial planning, how to shop for a food truck and all sorts of other topics that you didn't know you didn't know about mobile food. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed…

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Plan de Negocios (SoMa)

January 27 @ 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

Explore and Test Your Business Concept with Lean Startup Principles (SoMa)

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$350
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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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

February 19 @ 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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Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas, Brands, Designs (SoMa)

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

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

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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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Held regularly by 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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April 2020

How to Pay Yourself so You Have Enough (SoMa)

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

You deserve to get paid! For most small business owners paying themselves is the elusive unicorn of self-employment. You have no idea HOW to go about paying yourself. Where do you start? How do you know if you have enough to cover your expenses? What about taxes? Or savings? The truth is paying yourself isn’t as complicated as you think- you just need to know how all the financial parts of your business work together. Then you can pay yourself,…

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Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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. 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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Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$50

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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May 2020

Explore and Test Your Business Concept with Lean Startup Principles (SoMa)

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$350
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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Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 7 @ 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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June 2020

Writing Effective Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

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

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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