Renaissance Marin

Events

Events

Workshops, Open Forums, Seminars, Mixers, Special Events


 

Every week there is something going on at Renaissance Marin: workshops, seminars, open forums, mixers, and special events for entrepreneurs. This is where you come to learn from experts, meet new people, and share your ideas, in a safe and business friendly environment. Where you are part of the event rather than an invitee. Happening throughout the year, you may want to attend them all.

Entrepreneurs' Cafe Wednesday Evening Forums

Entrepreneurs’ Cafe Wednesday Evening Forums

 


 

C A L E N D A R of  U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S


 

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Date

Time

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War Stories: Decades of Legal Advice In 90 Minutes  

Wed

April 16

5:30 PM

8:00 PM

Free for first 30 sign ups

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Through forty-plus years of private practice, as a court officer, and as an university instructor in Marin, Philip Green has rescued countless businesses who’ve managed to get themselves into legal hot water. In this fascinating, informative talk, Phil will give you his Do’s and Don’ts of business practices.

Legal Cafe: Fund Your Business and Exit Successfully

Wed

April 23

5:30 PM

8:00 PM

Free 

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Business attorneys provide an introduction to the world of small business investment from an entrepreneur’s point of view. We discuss questions such as: What kinds of investors might invest in my company? What do investors expect in return for their investment? What happens when I want to retire and/or sell the business? 

Doing Well by Doing Good: A Non-Profit/For Profit Mixer

Wed

May 7

5:30 PM

8:00 PM

Free Event; RSVP by May 2nd

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Nonprofit agencies do not become successful merely by raising money. They also build relationships, particularly with the business community. Key to these relationships are the benefits that each side receives for their contributions.Such a message is the cornerstone of Bruce Burtch’s passionate work in helping non-profits gain “cross-sector partnerships” with for-profit businesses. It’s what he calls “doing well by doing good.”

Legal Cafe: Contracts and Negotiations

Wed

May 28

5:30 PM

8:00 PM

Free 

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Small businesses are governed by contracts: between partners, employers and employees, vendors and service providers, and landlords and tenants.  Learn important contract components; get tips on drafting a contract, and gain the tools to successfully negotiate contracts for your business.

Entrepreneurs’ Cafe: Farming Real Food – What Is Real Food? 

Wed

June 18

5:30 PM

8:00 PM

Free for first 30 sign ups

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In 2008, Tara Smith and her husband were minding their health insurance business when their son came home with the book, Omnivore’s Dilemma. From that moment on, food became an obsession. In 2009, they bought a 290-acre farm feeding 1000 families by 2012 and educating the public.


 

E V E N T S  at  O T H E R   L O C A T I O N S


 

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Time

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7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success

Friday

Mar 21

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Free @ The Connection Center in San Rafael

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Do you know who your most profitable clients are? Do you know what your customers are really buying from you? What makes you stand out from your competition in this difficult marketplace? At this powerful event you’ll learn: Strategies and techniques you can use immediately to build more credibility and visibility.The key element in staying top of mind for years to come.Lead generation without depleting your cash.

Employment Law for Community Enterprises 

Wed

April 9

6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Impact Hub Berkeley

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SELC is hosting this teach-in and Q&A on employment law, because – whether you are employer, an employee, or neither – it’s very important to know the basics of this subject. In particular, urban farms, worker cooperatives, food cooperatives, housing cooperatives, and social enterprises are often caught off guard when they realize that they have inadvertently created employer/employee relationships.

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