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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.

training topics

  • Starting a small business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Managing business complexity
  • Business action planning
  • Building confidence and solid business support systems
  • Time management for business owners
  • Small business growth and risk assessment
  • Operating a joint venture
  • Planning your transition or business exit
  • Managing other people


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


12-week Business Planning Class

Paul led and co-taught the 12-week Business Planning Class at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center’s South of Market location in San Francisco for over 30 years. This class covered every aspect of starting and developing a small business, including marketing, management, operations, finance and record-keeping. Paul continues to advise Renaissance on its business management course offerings.

Managing your small business venture

Paul teaches a business management class at U.C. Berkeley Cooperative Extension, San Francisco campus. This class focuses on the practical aspects of managing a small business venture. Class topics include time management, decision-making, managing others, and creating a business action plan to reach a specific management goal.

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