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May 2022

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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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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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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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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Digital Marketing: SEO (6/9/22)

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a term thrown around by marketers, but what does it really mean? How does it help your business? SEO helps your company if you rely even a little on Google Search to bring you business. When customers type in a business name or a search term, are they going to see your website, address and phone number? Or are they going to see your competitor across town or across the country? This workshop will help…

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Intermediate Marketing Bootcamp (BRC June 27, 28, 30)

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this three-class bootcamp, you will learn how to brand your business and what branding actually is. You will learn how to make use of colors, pictures, and how to create content to reach your ideal clients! This is not a class for social media beginners. Focusing heavily on improving your skills with social media as a tool for business, this boot camp is meant for business owners who want to take their marketing to the next level. Get ready…

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July 2022

Access to Capital (BRC 7/7/22)

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

After the idea, securing capital to start your business is the most critical stage of entrepreneurship. But where from? Banks can be a good option if you have great credit, but if you’ve just started building a credit history or don’t have great credit, what can you do? At this workshop, you’ll meet lenders from Community Development Finance Institutions like Working Solutions, Credit Unions and other traditional and non-traditional sources of funding. Whether or not you have good personal credit,…

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