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

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March 2019

Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

March 14, 2019 @ 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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Empoderamiento Femenino (San Francisco)

March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $50

¿Has pensado abrir un negocio? ¿Tienes dudas y temores? Es totalmente natural sentir temor a lo desconocido, lo primero que necesitamos conocer es en donde estamos y hacia dónde queremos ir. Te invitamos a que descubras que es lo que te está deteniendo hasta el día de hoy. Autoestima Tu relación con el dinero Manejo del estrés Manejo efectivo del tiempo Valores empresariales Circulo de apoyo personal. Creación de tu pizarrón de visualización ¿Miedo al fracaso? O, ¿miedo al éxito?…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

March 20, 2019 @ 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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Yelp for Your Business (SoMa)

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This event will include review tips and best practices for review response and how to gain more reviews, step-by-step walk-throughs of free business tools on Yelp, and networking opportunities to connect with other Bay Area business owners. Bring a cellphone or your laptop for hands-on training! 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…

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Consejos y Consideraciones para Comenzar un negocio de Comida (San Francisco)

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Gratis

Prepárate y Planea antes de empezar tu negocio. Compartiremos consejos y platicaremos de consideraciones importantes para empezar un negocio de comida y te ayudaremos a desarrollar un plan para comenzar! Que tienes que saber antes de empezar un negocio de comida? Como te puedes prepar? La importancia de investigar y planear Conozca los requerimientos legales y permisos Compartiremos: Recursos Plantillas Consejos Este evento es gratis a la comunidad. Instructora: Viridiana Ponce Preguntas? Llame al 510-221-2003.

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April 2019

Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

April 10, 2019 @ 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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Resilience and Reinvention: Women Mean Business

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Anne Devereux-Mills will talk about her entrepreneurial journey, her passion for supporting women and how small steps can open unexpected doors! Refreshments will be provided. This event is a monthly series put on by the Women’s Business Center through the SBA. All genders are welcome at this event. This event is a monthly series put on by the Women's Business Center through the SBA. You can learn more about the Renaissance Women Business Center here. Funded in part through a…

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Planificacion de Negocios (San Francisco)

April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$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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Working with Digital Contracts (SoMa)

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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In the world of e-commerce, your website is not complete until it includes the Terms of Use that create the contract between you and your customers, and these digital agreements should be carefully customized to fit your business. Likewise, when you are buying from online suppliers,  automatically clicking “I Agree” to online Terms of Use and other digital contracts can obligate you to surprising legal terms and financial obligations that can seriously harm your business. This workshop will help you…

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

April 18, 2019 @ 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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Contabilidad Básica para Propietarios de Pequeños Negocios (San Francisco)

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Una serie de tres talleres de tres horas cada uno para aprender cómo utilizar QuickBooks Online para beneficio de su empresa!

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Orientation: Kickstart Your Business (SoMa)

April 25, 2019 @ 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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Workshop Series: Food Industry (SoMa)

April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$60

Register for all four workshops and save $20! Renaissance is offering a brand new workshop series focused on food businesses!  Renaissance Workshop Series: Food Industry is aimed at catapulting entrepreneurs in the food sector to the next level. Courses will focus on operations, hiring and training employees, creating a brand and developing leadership skills. This series will include practical resources, small group exercises and take home work. This course is designed for entrepreneurs who are currently in business and making…

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Food Workshop Series: Operations and Systems (SoMa)

April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Operations and Systems: Design the framework for an effective business A strong business is only sustainable on the foundation of systems beneath it. We’ll introduce methods for thinking like an operationally savvy leader, including ways to keep your own position and schedule on track. It’s all about setting you and your team up for success in every part of your business. This is the first session in a four-week series focused on food entrepreneurs. This workshop is part of a…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

April 30, 2019 @ 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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May 2019

Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 2, 2019 @ 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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Starting an Online Fashion Business – Fashion Series #1 (SoMa)

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Mary Sue Papale, owner and founder of online shoe retailer, Ashbury Skies, will lead an informative workshop on starting an online fashion business. This is the first session of a 6-week series dedicated to fashion entrepreneurs, brought to you by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development of the City of San Francisco.

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Food Workshop Series: Understanding Food Costs (SoMa)

May 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Understanding Food Costs: Learn costing and pricing methods for financial insight into the health of your business Many early entrepreneurs simply “wing it” and get lucky with the popularity of their product, but they don’t have deep understanding into whether they’re actually making money. And if they’re losing money, they don’t always know where to look. We’ll start with where and why you’re stuck, and provide some practical tools for gaining more insight into your financials. This is the second session…

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A Simple Plan for Your Business: Step by Step for Success – Small Business Week

May 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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In this workshop, small business consultant and teacher Paul Terry with small business jewelry owner Sharon Zimmerman will share how to create a simple, effective plan of action for your emerging business. The 15th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week recognizes San Francisco’s 120,000 and growing, small businesses. Filled with networking opportunities, business-building workshops and inspiring content, the week-long event serves to educate and empower entrepreneurs who are starting, staying and growing in San Francisco. For more information about the week, please…

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Developing a Tactical Web Presence – Small Business Week

May 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Develop a web presence with a plan! Take advantage of your web presence to get more leads and close more deals. Learn how to use your website to tactically funnel your audience exactly where you want them to go. Taught by Erik Casarez, City Lead for Bunker Labs. The 15th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week recognizes San Francisco’s 120,000 and growing, small businesses. Filled with networking opportunities, business-building workshops and inspiring content, the week-long event serves to educate and empower entrepreneurs…

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Creating a Pitch Deck for Non-Tech Businesses – Small Business Week

May 8, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Are you trying to raise money for your food, fashion, construction or other small business? Join us to learn secrets, tips and strategies on creating an awesome pitch deck a the bag brown (bring your own) lunch time session. This workshop is taught by Gwendolyn Wright, Senior Business Consultant at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. The 15th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week recognizes San Francisco’s 120,000 and growing, small businesses. Filled with networking opportunities, business-building workshops and inspiring content, the week-long event serves to educate and empower…

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Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 9, 2019 @ 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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Priced to Sell – Fashion Series #2 (SoMa)

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

In this two hour workshop you will meet senior business consultant Gwendolyn Wright, who will outline how to price your products and how to explore funding options for your business! Other product-based/non-fashion businesses are welcome. This is the second session in a 6-week series dedicated to fashion entrepreneurs, brought to you by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development of the City of San Francisco.

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Food Workshop Series: Marketing and Brand (SoMa)

May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Marketing & Brand: Clarify the personality of your business, and use it to draw customers through social media There’s an experience to buying, a service that’s expected, and a feeling that results for food industry customers. We’ll take a deep look into the personality your business should convey to both attract customers, and carry out your mission. We’ll also have Molly O’Kane, from Bloggerithm, talk about ways to leverage social media to get your brand out to the masses. This…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

May 15, 2019 @ 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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Essentials for Sewn-Product Manufacturing – Fashion Series #3 (SoMa)

May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

In this Fashion series workshop, meet Lana Hogue, garment industry 35-year veteran and founder of garmentindustry411.com who will lead an information-packed seminar on the documentation requirements for manufacturing sewn products, including the legally required California Garment Registration. This is the third session in a 6-week series dedicated to fashion entrepreneurs, brought to you by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development of the City of San Francisco.

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Food Workshop Series: Industry Panel and Hot Seat Discussion (SoMa)

May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Panel of Experts & Hot Seat! We’ll leverage the wisdom of your peers while guiding you through a fun and thought-provoking game. Some of the entrepreneurs in the room will share a work issue, and you’ll provide solutions. After you’ve aired your woes, you’ll hear from a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs in the industry talk about how they moved through their challenges to grow their businesses. This is the final session in a four-week series focused on food entrepreneurs. This…

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Usando la Tecnologia para que su negocio tenga exito (San Francisco)

May 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A los empresarios se les presentará información y consejos sobre diversas herramientas tecnológicas para diversas etapas de negocios para construir una estrategia empresarial más sólida. Los temas incluirán plantillas de sitios web, sistemas de puntos de venta, procesos de contabilidad / contabilidad, gestión de retención de clientes y otros. Instructora: Viridiana Ponce es una entrenadora de negocios en el Área de la Bahía. Apasionada por brindar experiencia y recursos a empresarios Latinos, comenzó VP Consulting en 2014. Viridiana ayuda a…

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Fashion Prototyping – Fashion Series #4 (SoMa)

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

In the fourth installment of our 2019 Fashion Series you will meet Eloisa Serrano, Design Developer at Bay Thread, who will walk you through producing professional samples and getting ready for production.  This is the fourth 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 the City of San Francisco. Accessibility Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

May 28, 2019 @ 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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Basic Supply Chain Contracting for Small-Scale Manufacturers – Fashion Series #5

May 30, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Women Mean Business: Fashion Series Finale Expert Panel (SoMa)

June 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

June 11, 2019 @ 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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Makers Series: Marketing Your Product (SoMa)

June 17, 2019 @ 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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Sandbox Rules: Partnership Agreements for Small Business Co-Owners

June 19, 2019 @ 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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Makers Series: Financing Your Business (SoMa)

June 24, 2019 @ 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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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

June 26, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Consultant/Freelancer Series: Building Your Brand

August 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Consultants and freelancers encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by other types of small business owners. Whether you’re considering a shift to self-employment, or you’ve been at it for years, this four-session workshop series is for anyone looking to build a successful and financially sustainable freelancing career while maintaining a healthy work life balance. In this marketing focused session, participants will discuss the nuances of marketing services rather than products, explore the ways to build a strong personal brand…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 6, 2019 @ 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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Consultant/Freelancer Series: Managing Money

August 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20
accounting

Consultants and freelancers encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by other types of small business owners. Whether you’re considering a shift to self-employment, or you’ve been at it for years, this four-session workshop series is for anyone looking to build a successful and financially sustainable freelancing career while maintaining a healthy work life balance. Session participants will discuss finance basics including setting up an accounting system, invoicing, managing payments and planning for taxes. Participants will identify the best revenue…

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Consultant/Freelancer Series: Minimizing Risk

August 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Consultants and freelancers encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by other types of small business owners. Whether you’re considering a shift to self-employment, or you’ve been at it for years, this four-session workshop series is for anyone looking to build a successful and financially sustainable freelancing career while maintaining a healthy work life balance. Participants will explore the different sources of business risk and identify tactics to manage liability by choosing the right legal entity, selecting appropriate insurance, writing…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 20, 2019 @ 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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Consultant/Freelancer Series: Keeping Yourself Balanced

August 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Consultants and freelancers encounter unique challenges, different from those faced by other types of small business owners. Whether you’re considering a shift to self-employment, or you’ve been at it for years, this four-session workshop series is for anyone looking to build a successful and financially sustainable freelancing career while maintaining a healthy work life balance. In a panel discussion, established consultants and contractors will discuss the ways that they maintain a healthy work life balance, mitigate stress and manage their…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

August 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
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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Empoderamiento Femenino (San Francisco)

September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $50

¿Has pensado abrir un negocio? ¿Tienes dudas y temores? Es totalmente natural sentir temor a lo desconocido, lo primero que necesitamos conocer es en donde estamos y hacia dónde queremos ir. Te invitamos a que descubras que es lo que te está deteniendo hasta el día de hoy. Autoestima Tu relación con el dinero Manejo del estrés Manejo efectivo del tiempo Valores empresariales Circulo de apoyo personal. Creación de tu pizarrón de visualización ¿Miedo al fracaso? O, ¿miedo al éxito?…

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12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

September 17, 2019 @ 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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Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

September 19, 2019 @ 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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Legal Entity Choices for Our New Economy (SoMa)

September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Lean Startup (SoMa)

October 9, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Service Industry Series: Optimizing Your Website

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

There’s nothing worse than losing a sale because your website user couldn’t find the “book” button. In this session we will discuss tools and tricks for optimizing the traffic to your website and then seamlessly converting browsers into paying customers. 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…

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Service Industry Series Bundle

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map

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)

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
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, 2019 @ 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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Service Industry Series: Managing Employees

October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

As a service business, your employees are your greatest asset. This session will focus on the softer side of people management, including fostering healthy employee relationships and company culture. In this session we will look at some specific ways to create internal policies and practices which foster high performing, happy employees.  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…

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Service Industry Series Bundle

October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map

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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November 2019

Service Industry Series: Managing Money

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Session participants will discuss finance basics including setting up an accounting system, invoicing, managing payments and planning for taxes. Participants will identify the best revenue model for their business, calculate their own breakeven point and leave with a collection of tools and templates to make accounting faster and easier for their business. 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…

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Service Industry Series Bundle

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map

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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Preventative Business Law for Every Entrepreneur (SoMa)

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

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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Service Industry Series: Q&A with Successful Business Owners

November 18, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map

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, 2019 @ 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

Marketing de redes sociales utilizando su celular (SoMa)

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

¿Qué es el marketing de redes sociales? Marketing de redes sociales es el marketing de internet que implica la creación y el intercambio de contenido en las plataformas de redes sociales. Únase a nosotros mientras le enseñamos cómo utilizar de manera eficiente y adecuada su celular para crecer su pequeño negocio. Desde aprender a contar su historia, atraer clientes y mucho más! Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
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

Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

January 14, 2020 @ 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)

January 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$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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How to Start a Mobile Food Business (SoMa)

January 25, 2020 @ 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, 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

Estrategias Creativas Para Su Pequeño Negocio (Parte 1) (SoMa)

February 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Aprendera paso a paso sobre cómo visualizar su próxima campaña y crear contenido para su negocio. Proporcionará aplicaciones y herramientas para crear campañas usando su celular smartphone. Esta sera la primera parte de un taller dividido en dos. El segundo taller sera el 13 de Febrero. Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la Emprendedora del año por la revista Latina Style en el año 2014. Nancy, provieniente de Watsonville,…

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

February 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Estrategias Creativas Para Su Pequeño Negocio (Parte 2) (SoMa)

February 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Crearemos una campaña con su teléfono inteligente utilizando las herramientas que aprendimos en la parte 1 de las estrategias. Saldrás con una breve promoción para tu negocio. Usaremos tu telephone en Clase. Esta sera la segunda parte de un taller dividido en dos. El primer taller es el 3 de Febrero. Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la Emprendedora del año por la revista Latina Style en el año…

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Orientation: Kick Start Your Business (SoMa)

February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
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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Creative Strategies For Your Small Business (SoMa)

February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

4 E.A.S.Y. Steps to creating marketing campaigns. We will talk about  4k High Quality Video production using your smartphone. You will get a  Production checklist and Key elements for high quality production. Will also talk about your on camera talent.   Nancy Rosales is a driven, Entrepreneur, Strategic Media Consultant and Business Innovator. Winning (CHCC) Award Winning Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame 2019. Nancy, hailing from Watsonville, California of Mexican heritage, parents originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. She set out to…

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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

Create a Schedule for Business Success (SoMa)

March 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

As female entrepreneurs, we tend to wear ALL the hats in our businesses. We know our time is precious, but so often, it gets eaten up by activities that DON'T bring in revenue or establish us as experts in our fields. This workshop is designed to distinguish your business' WILDLY IMPORTANT work from the busy work, then make your calendar reflect those priorities, so you can save your sanity, and become the best in the world at what you do.…

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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

Tips And Tools To Market Your Small Business Using Video (SoMa)

April 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Free Workshop On Zoom! Learn High quality video production using your smartphone. We will discuss the latest apps & tools to promote and sell on social media   Nancy Rosales is a driven, Entrepreneur, Strategic Media Consultant and Business Innovator. Winning (CHCC) Award Winning Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame 2019. Nancy, hailing from Watsonville, California of Mexican heritage, parents originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. She set out to kick-start her career since she was in high school to pursue a career…

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Promueve y vende en las redes sociales (SoMa)

April 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Taller gratis en Zoom! Aprenda producción de video de alta calidad utilizando su teléfono inteligente. Discutiremos las últimas aplicaciones y herramientas para promocionar y vender en las redes sociales. Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame 2019. Nancy, provieniente de Watsonville, California de herencia mexicana, padres originarios de Zacatecas, México. Se propuso iniciar su carrera desde que estaba en la escuela secundaria para seguir una carrera…

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How to Pay Yourself so You Have Enough (SoMa)

April 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Independent Contractor Agreements (SoMa)

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This legal workshop will first guide you step by step through the basic process of creating a simple, generic independent contractor agreement that helps you work together successfully by setting realistic scope, performance, and pricing expectations. Then, for this special session, we will spend additional time discussing options for dealing with the contractor performance problems facing many small business owners during this time of global pandemic and economic uncertainty, including the process of amending or modifying a contract if necessary.  Although…

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (SoMa)

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Email Marketing (SoMa)

April 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Stop Avoiding & Start Working the #1 Most Profitable Marketing Strategy! Kristin helps female entrepreneurs achieve their biggest professional and personal goals with greater ease and enjoyment. She’s the founder of the Solopreneurs Circle, a monthly business training and coaching program to help one-woman-show businesses grow in community, without the burnout! Her tools, workshops, and business coaching have supported female entrepreneurs internationally to swap old patterns of harried overdrive for laser focused priorities and new habits to lead a more…

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Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

April 30, 2020 @ 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

Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 7, 2020 @ 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

Contract Negotiation Workshop (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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September 2020

Create a Schedule for Business Success (SoMa)

September 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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As female entrepreneurs, we tend to wear ALL the hats in our businesses. We know our time is precious, but so often, it gets eaten up by activities that DON'T bring in revenue or establish us as experts in our fields. This workshop is designed to distinguish your business' WILDLY IMPORTANT work from the busy work, then make your calendar reflect those priorities, so you can save your sanity, and become the best in the world at what you do.…

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Owner Pay Basics: How to Pay Yourself the Right Way from Your Business (Online)

September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

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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