Jan 4, 2016
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The new year is the perfect time to turn your great idea into a successful new business.

Local residents are encouraged to tap the extensive resources offered at the Richmond branch of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, which provides expert, low-cost guidance along with free business training.

The center’s aim is to ensure folks from low-and-moderate income levels can have the resources to launch and grow a small businesses. Along with its Richmond office, the nonprofit has offices in San Francisco, Marin and the Mid-Peninsula.

On Jan. 19, the center at 3925 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond will hold a Start Smart class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that targets people who are in the idea stages of a new business. The course helps students develop a Business Plan Canvas (a visual hands-on tool) to get their ideas on paper, to test them and to refine them. See the flyer at the bottom of this report for further information on the course.

Anyone with questions about the Richmond business programs should visit the Renaissance Entrepreneurship center here or contact Bret Sweet, Richmond Program Manager at 510-221-2000 or by email  bsweet@rencenter.org.



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.