Best Retail Practices Program

This is an image of Cafe Kafofo after their sneeze guard improvement
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The Best Retail Practices (BRP) Program reaches out to Cambridge retailers, home-based businesses, and restaurant owners seeking to improve their establishments’ interior appearance, marketing, advertising, and operations.

Program Description

The City hires expert retail consultants to share best practices in the industry with participants. Components of the Program include attending one of our free business development workshops. In addition to the workshops, the program offers individual in-store consultations and grant assistance (up to $2,000.00). A business must meet eligibility requirements to participate in individual in-store consultations and the grant program. The Program’s goal is to assist business owners with technical and financial assistance to build a stronger customer base and boost sales.

For more information on eligibility requirements for the Best Retail Practices Program, please click here.

Next Best Retail Practices Workshop

The next Best Retail Practices Workshop (recommended for businesses interested in the in-store consultations and grant program) will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Pardis Saffari at 617/349-4654 or via email at The workshop is free to all Cambridge retailers, restaurateurs, home-based, and storefront service businesses.

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For before and after examples of Best Retail Practices Program, take a look at the BRP photo gallery.

For More Information

If you have questions about the Best Retail Practices Program, please contact Pardis Saffari, at or 617/349-4654.