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

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November 2019

Service Industry Series: Q&A with Successful Business Owners

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to a panel of successful local service business owners about their journey, their challenges, and their tips and tricks. Service sector businesses encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by manufacturing or merchandising businesses.In this four part series we will take a deep dive into some specific and unique elements associated with running a service-based business. Whether you’re interested in starting a service business or you’ve been at it for years, join…

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Service Industry Series Bundle

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 18, 2019

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Service sector businesses encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by manufacturing or merchandising businesses.In this four part series we will take a deep dive into some specific and unique elements associated with running a service-based business. Whether you’re interested in starting a service business or you’ve been at it for years, join us in our exploration of website optimization, employee engagement, financial profitability, and more.  Register for the full series and save the cost of one workshop! Topics OCTOBER…

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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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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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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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January 2020

12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

January 21, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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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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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, 2020 @ 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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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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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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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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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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