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Happy Entrepreneurship Month – Give Thanks!

Happy Entrepreneurship Month – Give Thanks!

Did you know that November is National Entrepreneurship Month? In celebration and recognition of entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country, President Barack Obama proclaimed November National Entrepreneurship Month. This is a wonderful thing! It is important to recognize small…

In the news

In the news

PTA students and clients have been receiving great press over the past few months and we want to share some of their news… This summer SF Chronicle included an interview with Andrea Kenner, owner of the Sebastopol boutique, Tamarind. Andrea…

Sustainability in Business

Sustainability in Business

We frequently teach and meet with entrepreneurs who want to run sustainable and responsible businesses. For them, it’s not just about the bottom line but the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit. How do we care for our…

Entrepreneurs of the Year

Entrepreneurs of the Year

On Wednesday, October 7th, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center will be honoring three graduates of Renaissance’s 14-week Business Planning class at their annual gala. The award winners are exemplary business owners who have minimized personal risks and were motivated to plan carefully…

Launched!

Launched!

There are many small businesses that launch every month in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Each launch is proceeded by months (if not years) of hard work, detailed market research and fundraising before the new business owner can “open the…

Food Businesses In the News

Food Businesses In the News

PTA clients and students with food (and drink) businesses have been in the press over the past month and we want to share their good news… Gail Lillian’s popular food truck business Liba Falafel expanded to a brick and mortar…

Good news for local small businesses

Good news for local small businesses

PTA clients and students have been in the press this month and we want to share their good news. Join us in showing your support for local small businesses and these hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs.

Social Enterprise on the Tibetan Plateau

Social Enterprise on the Tibetan Plateau

This past month, twelve entrepreneurs from the Tibetan Plateau in Western China have been immersed in an intensive learning experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were selected as the first group of Fellows in a new program called…

A Boom for Micro Businesses: Can You Deliver?

A Boom for Micro Businesses: Can You Deliver?

Business is booming for some micro businesses.  Recent marketing studies and most small business articles say that it is small businesses that are growing, sustaining and creating jobs.  It is the little engine that can.  But can it? There are…