Paul Terry has over 30 years of experience designing and teaching subject-specific business workshops and comprehensive entrepreneurship training programs. Paul teaches classes in association with non-profit organizations and educational institutions and offers classes directly to small business owners. Customized workshops can be designed to fit client requests.
12-week Business Planning Class
4-week Action Planning Intensive
Is your business running you, rather than the other way around? Is the stress of your business spilling over into your personal life? Are you struggling to grow your business past break even? With the Action Planning Intensive, you get insight, support and managed direction with a group of four small business owners at a similar stage of business growth. Meetings are directed and facilitated by Paul Terry. The group meets weekly for four 2-hour sessions, with additional one-on-one support by phone/email.
- Reduce your sense of isolation
- Gain new perspectives, inspiration and practical information
- Expand your skills to manage future business complexity
- Create do-able action plans to tackle each current challenge
- Get an accountability team to keep you on track toward your goals
Managing your small business venture
Taking the Renaissance Business Planning class was a pivotal moment for me – the moment I really committed to my business and went all in. I thank Paul for that. Paul Terry is an excellent teacher. He has a wonderful approach in the classroom, and a way of helping start-up entrepreneurs get over both the financial and emotional hurdles related of small business ownership.”– Isobel Schofield, Bryr Clogs
Paul is an extraordinary teacher, program designer and business consultant. He brings enormous creativity, intelligence and experience to his work. Paul’s consulting services have helped Renaissance grow strategically and effectively.”– Sharon Miller, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
I took the 4-week action planning class with Paul. There were four small business owners in the course: a moving company with several employees, a green design and construction company, an online retail business, and my movement and health-oriented business. We were all there to figure out how to expand, so I got to see Paul work with a variety of issues. The class was fun, with hard work to do, and effective for all of us. We all had success in finding clear directions for our respective businesses.”– Deborah Bowes, Feldenkrais Center for Movement & Awareness
Paul is a tireless and passionate advocate and enabler of small business ownership and growth. He has a special talent for teaching. He helps entrepreneurs face their realities and figure out ways to overcome obstacles of all kinds without becoming overwhelmed. He is a patient, kind and empathetic instructor while also pushing his students to do their best.”- Heidi Gibson, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Paul is not only extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to build businesses from the ground up, but also has hands-on experience working with hundreds of small business owners and organizations across a variety of sectors. Wonderful qualities for a teacher! His approachable nature and unwavering patience is a huge help to any business owner ready to take the next step, grapple with a challenge or take a venture to the next level.”– Luisa Alberto, Sow Juice
Paul has a knack for presenting information in ways that are engaging, informative, and smart. I've experienced him both as a teacher, a co-teacher, and a consultant. In all formats, Paul strikes a balance between humor, strength, and knowledge about the subject matter. I've learned immense amounts about running a business from him, and continue to do so in my interactions with him.”- Gail Lillian, Liba Falafel