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The Economic Development Division works with the Center for Women & Enterprise, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local organizations to provide business development programs and services to Cambridge residents, entrepreneurs, and businesses. 

January 2015

Cambridge Business Assistance Info Session

  • Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Community Room
  • Description: Staff from the city's Economic Development Division will discuss the variety of programs that the city offers to residents and business owners interested in starting or growing their business. Learn about future workshops and commercial programs available. Presented by the City of Cambridge.
  • Registration and Admission: Free to all. Register by calling Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov.

Search Engine Optimization Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Community Room
  • Description: Attend this workshop to get easy-to-implement tips to help you improve your online visibility, build your brand, and grow your website traffic. Topics include: improving your user experience, understanding and optimizing your online presence, and demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Presented by the Center for Women and Enterprise.
  • Registration and Admission: Free to Cambridge residents and business owners, $25 for all non-Cambridge participants. Register by calling Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov.

February 2015

Pricing Strategies Workshop

  • Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Community Room
  • Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the best ways to set their pricing to meet their business goals and bring the highest value to their customers. Participants will walk away from this session understanding: current pricing strategies, methods to align your price with your customers' value perception, pricing techniques to drive customer behavior and more! Presented by the Center for Women and Enterprise.
  • Registration and Admission: Free to Cambridge residents and business owners, $25 for all non-Cambridge participants. Register by calling Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov.

Steps to Starting Your Own Business Workshop

  • Date: February 24, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Location: Cambridge Public Library Main Branch, 449 Broadway, Community Room
  • Description: This workshop is ideal for those in the early stages of starting a business or those thinking about owning a business. Topics include: refining your business idea, business structure considerations, license and permits; and additional tips and tools to get you started quickly.  Presented by the City of Cambridge.
  • Registration and Admission: Free to all. Register by calling Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov.

March 2015

Best Retail Practices Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Community Room
  • Description: Do you own a restaurant of storefront business in Cambridge? Attend the Best Retail Practices workshop! This workshop provides participants with best practices in retail interior design, marketing and operating in Cambridge. Businesses will also learn about eligibility for Parts 2, one-on-one in-store consultations and Part 3, grant program and the application process for both.   
  • Registration and Admission: Free to all. Register by calling Pardis Saffari at 617/349-4654 or via email at psaffari@cambridgema.gov.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Rona Abrahams rabrahams@cambridgema.gov, at 617/349-4637.