Business Development Workshops


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

Click here for a list of previously recorded workshops that are now available for viewing.  

Please note - classes may be cancelled or postponed due to weather or lack of registration. Please call the Division at 617/349-4637 day-of to check the status of a workshop. 

December 2019

Legal Considerations for Small Businesses

  • Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

  • Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 2nd floor, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Description: This workshop provides an overview on legal issues that business owners and entrepreneurs should consider when starting and growing a business. Topics may include: different types of legal entities, contract considerations, intellectual property concerns, and more. Bring your questions!

  • Free to Cambridge business owners and residents.

  • Registration: Email Rona Abrahams, or via phone at 617/349-4637

Social Media Strategy

  • Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Location: CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Description: Figuring out how to make your business stand out on social media can be overwhelming. In this workshop you'll be creating and executing an effective social media strategy that works for you. We'll review best practices in social media, determine the goals for your business and brainstorm creative content ideas that will maximize your message. You'll leave with a draft of a social media plan that you can start using immediately!

  • Free to Cambridge residents and business owners, $10 for non-Cambridge participants.

  • Registration: Email Rona Abrahams, or via phone at 617/349-4637

Negotiation Skills for Small Business Owners 

  • Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Description: In this workshop you'll learn the seven keys to negotiating anything. Whether you're starting a business, running a small business or simply want to be more successful, take time to learn this skill that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. Negotiation is a "must have" business skill, but many find it stressful and confrontational. Some people fight so hard for what they want they ruin important business relationships in the process. Others simply give in to demands. None of this is necessary. In fact, you'll discover that the negotiation process is really an opportunity to achieve greater success and build better relationships.
  • Free to all. Sponsored by SCORE Boston.
  • Registration: To register, contact SCORE at

For More Information

For more information, including cancellations due to weather, please contact Rona Abrahams, or via phone at 617/349-4637.