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May 2022

Spreadsheets 101 (WBC 5/31/22)

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This interactive workshop will help orient those new to spreadsheets, as well as those considering adapting previous experience to Google Sheets. You will have a chance to practice live with guidance from the instructor. After finishing this workshop, you should be able to read, navigate, and create simple digital spreadsheets. Instructor: Thy Tran               There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client…

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Futuros Seguros (Peninsula)

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COMPARTIREMOS CÓMO PUEDES CREAR UN CAMINO HACIA UNA SEGURIDAD FINANCIERA MAS SALUDABLE COMPARTIREMOS ESTRATEGIAS PARA: Aprender ahorrar, crear y siguir un presupuesto, y crecer su crédito. LO CONECTAREMOS CON RECURSOS QUE PODRAN BENEFICIAR SU FUTURO FINANCIERO: Tarjeta de crédito segura, San Mateo Credit Union y más! ACCESO A ENTRENAMIENTO FINANCIERO PERSONALIZADO: Obtenga acceso a sesiones gratuitas de entrenamiento financiero. PROGRAMA DE RECOMPENSAS: Tendrá oportunidades de ganar dinero, por simplemente participar y completando pasos que lo ayudará a sentirse en control de su vida y…

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Technology Training 101 (East Bay)

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As technology beings to play a larger and larger role in starting and growing a business, it can be overwhelming to know what is essential and how to continually learn new tools. We'll go over useful (and often free) technology tools you can use to streamline the marketing, operations, and productivity of your business.   Instructor: Ari Takata-Vasquez Owner Viscera + Creative Director Viscera Studio Ari@Viscerastudio.com • VisceraStudio.com   Cost: FREE This class is offered online. A zoom link will be…

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Starting A Consulting Business Panel (Peninsula)

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A variety of panelists will share their experiences as well as their wisdom about starting a consulting business. A variety of issues might be explored: • Tips to preparing for starting a consulting business • When and how to launch • Preparing for the up’s and downs of business • Keeping in touch with your customers • When and how to pivot • Getting referrals •  Testimonials ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is a new way to register! You can now register using your…

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June 2022

Peninsula Orientation (6/1/22)

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Whether you have an idea for a business or already own a business, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center can support you. In this orientation, we’ll share more about what services Renaissance provides in San Mateo County and the Peninsula, including a recommended set of classes based on your business status and support in setting up your client portal account. Renaissance has been serving the Peninsula for over a decade through its original location in East Palo Alto and its new location in…

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza (WBC) 6/1/2022

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 vez…

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Lessons from the pandemic (SBDC)

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn low and no-cost ways to: - Make your business pandemic resistant - Avoid pandemic related liability mistakes - Overcome shortages of services and supplies - Pivot your business to keep it running in the black - Contract moves that can protect your operation - Staying two steps ahead of changing regulations - Plan to operate your business in the new normal - Prepare for losses of managers and workers - Keep management in charge Registered in advance below.

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Boost Your Credit Score With Mission Asset Fund (WBC) 6/2/22

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Mission Asset Fund has formalized the cultural practice of social lending through the Lending Circles program. The Lending Circles program allows community members to become visible and access mainstream financial services. During this presentation, you will learn how Lending Circles helps establish or build your credit, the benefits of enrolling in the program, and what the requirements are to participate. Instrauctor: Diana Adame is the Campaign and Outreach Manager at Mission Asset Fund. She has worked at MAF for the…

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SMC Networking Mixer (6/2/22)

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Economic Advancement Center, 366 Grand Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Join us in South San Francisco for a live networking event with local business owners and representatives from Environmental Innovations, who will share about the new sustainable foodware ordinance and other ways to keep your business operating greenly! We start at 6pm with snacks and drinks, then will have a short information session with Environmental Innovations, before breaking out for additional conversation. We look forward to welcoming you in person at the Economic Advancement Center in South City!

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First Fridays Preventive Business Law Office Hours for Entrepreneurs (WBC 6/3/22)

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Advance registration is required by 4:00 p.m. the previous day, and space will be limited You can and should take charge of legal protection for your community microbusiness by learning how to identify the legal risks in your individual business plan and make wise preventive risk choices. We will help you learn how to do this with a simple process, and then use available free nonprofit legal resources in self-help mode to prevent messy, disruptive, and expensive legal problems before…

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Access to Capital for Small Businesses WBC (6/6/22)

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

If you need access to capital to help you achieve your business goals, the SBA offers a variety of funding programs for all kinds of small business ventures. We will focus on the following loan programs= 7(a), 504 Certified Development Company Loan Program, Microloans and international trade loans Instructor: Maria Pineda. District Office Technical Representative (DOTR) 15+ years in civil service (SBA, SSA, US Treasury, USAID) and consumer loan origination/underwriting/sales/marketing. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish). Major duties at the SBA San Francisco…

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Orientacion: Como Comenzar la Relación con Renaissance (East Bay)

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Esta sesión de orientación informativa general en línea ayuda a preparar a los asistentes para embarcarse en el viaje del espíritu empresarial. Se tratan temas como: Diferencias entre ser propietario y empleado Claves para ser un emprendedor exitoso Recursos comerciales locales ¡Y cómo aprovechar al máximo su experiencia renacentista! Como participante, acepta: Encienda la cámara durante todas las sesiones de clase y prepárese para participar activamente Silencia tu micrófono a menos que sea tu turno de hablar Levanta tu "mano"…

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Accounting 101 For Self-Employed Individuals (WBC 6/6/22)

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this session, you will learn the language of business and the skills you need to manage your business finances. We will look at the different Accounting softwares: Xero, Freshbooks and QB Self-employed.   Instructor: Danetha Doe Danetha is a financial wellness educator and Webby Award-winning TV host. Raised by a Liberian economics professor and a Jamaican accountant in the United States, Danetha has devoted her career to financial education. She has been recognized as a personal finance expert by…

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Business Planning Summer 2022 (WBC 6/7/22)

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$500.00

Join us for this 10-Week Virtual Business Planning Class! Learn business basics, develop networks, and build your business plan with confidence. This class will guide you in creating a practical and effective business plan by providing an overview of marketing strategies, business operations, and financial projections. A comprehensive business plan is a critical management tool and is necessary for accessing capital for business launch and growth. Completing this course will help build a strong foundation necessary to embark on the…

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Preparing for Funding as a Startup (BRC 6/7/22)

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We know that one of the biggest hurdles for entrepreneurs can be funding. With grant opportunities on the horizon, there are concrete ways you can prepare your business for success. Join us for a session about building and maintaining a solid foundation for your new venture, so that grant money and loans works for you.   There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client profile, you will not…

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Identify your Target Audience (East Bay)

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Workshop: Identify your Target Audience Go beyond the 'ideal client avatar' and capture a more holistic view of your audience and how you can create content that connects and converts. Presented by Jessi Honard, co-founder of North Star Messaging + Strategy Free 2 hour online workshop on zoom.

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So you want to start a food business…

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

So you want to start a food business panel June 8, 6-8pm Everyone's always telling you that your cupcakes delicious or they always request you to bring pupusas to a party. Maybe you have a secret skill or have a specialty food product that you just love making. Maybe you want to open a restaurant one day but aren't yet ready because of family, personal, or financial reasons. Your dream doesn't have to die! There are many ways to be…

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Understanding financials and managing cash flow (SBDG)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about: Key financial statements Balance sheet Income statement Statement of cash flows And more!

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Start Smart (UAC ONLY)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Define your vision Create a mission statement Assess your skills, passion, and resources Craft a business strategy to match your reality Test the viability of your products and services There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client profile, you will not have to fill out the same personal information for each workshop you register for, making it faster and easier in the long run!  a)  If you already…

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Expanding Your Brand With YouTube (Peninsula)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creating and branding your YouTube channel Editing a video and creating a channel trailer SEO on YouTube Vlogging with YouTube (Vlogging = video blogging) YouTube LiveStream Actionable Strategies (e.g., controlling your own ‘suggested” YouTube videos) Embedding YouTube videos on websites and social media. There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client profile, you will not have to fill out the same personal information for each workshop you register…

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