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Cambridge Best Retail Practices Program

Published on January 29, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

A great way to access grant money for your small business

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8-10 a.m. City Hall Annex, Community Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge.

The City of Cambridge Community Development Department will be offering a free Best Retail Practices Program to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront  business owners in Cambridge. Best Retail Practices (BRP) brings professional advice to independent retailers in the areas of store and restaurant design, layout and visual merchandising, customer service and both traditional and social media marketing through workshops and one-on-one consultations.
Retail expert Christine Moynihan will present the free workshop and conduct the individual consultations. Since 2003, she has brought the “tips, tools and tricks of the trade” of this program to over 1,000 business owners across the state and provided specific recommendations to over 350 shops, salons and restaurants. Following the workshop, qualified owners of shops, restaurants and store front service businesses in Cambridge may apply to be one of the businesses that will receive a free one-on-one, in-store consultation session with Moynihan  These businesses will then receive a written report with specific ideas and recommendations for improving their businesses now and for the future.

Qualifying businesses will also have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in federal grants to implement recommended improvements. Criteria for the consultations and eligibility to receive the grant money will be explained at the workshop.

For more information on the workshop, consultations and grants, and to register for the workshop, please contact Pardis Saffari at: 617-349-4654 or psaffari@cambridgema.gov.

Seating is limited and registration is recommended for this highly popular program.

 

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