Be your own boss
If your goal is to own your own business, this page is a great place to get started. Below you will find links to resources that can help you make your dream a reality.
The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is a non-profit organization that provides small business training and support services throughout the Bay Area. By helping people to start or grow their own business, Renaissance promotes lasting economic development for individuals and communities that traditionally have not had access to capital and business support.
The Women’s Initiative provides support for women with dreams. Founded in 1988, Women’s Initiative provides low-income women with the means to achieve economic empowerment through results-oriented programs that address barriers to self-sufficiency.
Check out this Women’s Initiative success story: Bakesale Betty
Urban FIRE: Web site for Entrepreneurship and Business Training. Offering classes and links to other resources.
Dogged Pursuit: Professionals Find New Livelihood Selling Frankfurters – An article by Sarah E Needlman that appeared in the Wall Street Journal.