Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center: Know Your Financials
#SFSBW2017 asked some of our resources to share insights, best practices, and examples of how they help small business owners flourish. Today we hear from Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (also known as “Renaissance”) provides small business training, access to capital and resources and ongoing support to help small businesses launch, grow and thrive.
Each year Renaissance serves over 1,600 Bay Area women and men who in turn start and grow more than 600 businesses.
Renaissance is honored to have received the 2017 San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association Small Business Advocacy Award.
Renaissance offers comprehensive small business training and support services including intensive classes on the introductory and business planning levels, skill building workshops, affordable profession office and meeting space, women-focused programs and technical assistance and loan packaging to help entrepreneurs access capital.
In addition to the above, Renaissance offers monthly women’s networking events, consulting services and industry specific training in the fashion and construction sectors.
Renaissance’s clients are 86% very low to moderate-income and 60% people of color. Our outreach and training directly reach and serves diverse populations.
Create a business plan and review it regularly. KNOW YOUR FINANCIALS
Get out, network and maintain a strong group of supporters and advisors.
“I learned to make goals and achieve them. I learned to be a confident from Renaissance, especially as a woman. I like being a role model for other women in construction and to my children”
– Christina Rosario, ACI Construction
“Renaissance gave me the stepping stones to great things.”
– James Adams, Adams Smoked Meats
“The course (Renaissance Bayview Women’s entrepreneurship training) helped a lot. I feared the legal and financial aspects of starting a business. Through the entrepreneurship classes, I learned business skills and the importance of social media and networking. More importantly, I know my own worth and the worth of my business.”
– Deb Smith, Tea Promenade