Aug 27, 2014
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“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”

That quote, attributed to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, should inspire low-income Richmond entrepreneurs who now have access to free and low-cost courses that can help them chase their vision.

The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center recently opened an office at 15th Street and Macdonald Avenue in Richmond and offers residents a host of classes in both English and Spanish.

We’ve reported in the past about the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. The Bay Area nonprofit provides courses geared toward women and men who traditionally lack access to resources and information to become a successful entrepreneur.

The program serving Richmond residents is funded and made possible by Chevron Richmond.

According to REC, “96-percent of graduates who entered Renaissance with an existing business remain in business.”

See below for a list of courses along with descriptions and prices and a calendar.

Classes are held at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce at 3925 Macdonald Ave., at Bridge Storage and Artspace at 23 Maine Ave., and of course at Renaissance Richmond at 1500 Macdonald Ave. (at 15th Street). For more information on individual courses, visit REC’s website here.

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About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.