Business Development Workshops

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Live Interactive Online Workshops!

The Economic Development Division works with the Cambridge Community Television (CCTV), Center for Women & Enterprise, 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.  Click here for information about other organizations Small Business COVID-19 Webinars.

Please note - Registrations close 2 HOURS BEFORE the workshop begins.  Classes may be cancelled or postponed due to lack of registration. Please call the Division at 617/349-4637 day-of to check the status of a workshop. 

 

May

Making Awesome Videos for Social Media

  • Date:  Thursday, May 5, 2022 
  • Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location:  On-line
  • Presenter:  Maritza Grooms & Peter Levine.  Free to Cambridge residents and business owners. $10 for non-Cambridge participants.
  • Description:  Looking to maximize the impact of your business? Video is a key way to engage current and prospective customers. In the workshop you’ll be learning easy and time efficient ways to create branded video content that will build your audience and drive your business forward.
  • Registration is required. Register online here. For more information, please contact Rona Abrahams at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov

Food Market Opportunity and Analysis

  • Date:  Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location:  On-line
  • Description: To build a successful food business, first you need to understand your customer base. This virtual workshop will help you identify your market, the needs of your potential customers, and how to meet those needs. This event is geared toward prospective and new business owners and is free and open to all. Click here to register.

This workshop will be hosted by CommonWealth Kitchen as part of the Cambridge Food Business Incubator Program.

The Cambridge Food Business Incubator Program aims to support food businesses by offering technical assistance and other resources. It focuses on first-time business owners, and food entrepreneurs who have been historically excluded from economic opportunity. The program helps Cambridge food entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their business through low-, or no-cost opportunities.

Commonwealth Kitchen is a food business incubator nonprofit that operates two shared commercial kitchen facilities in Boston and one kiosk in Kendall Square. The Kendall Square kiosk features a rotating selection of CommonWealth Kitchen food business graduates.

Please contact Christina DiLisio cdilisio@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4601.

 

June

Budgeting for your Food Business

  • Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: On-line
  • Description: Whether you are planning to start a food business or already are in the startup stage, budgeting is a key skill to help you succeed in the industry. This workshop will teach you how to develop a strategic budget to help set your new business up for success.

This event is geared toward prospective and new business owners and is free and open to all. Click here to register.

This workshop will be hosted by CommonWealth Kitchen as part of the Cambridge Food Business Incubator Program.

The Cambridge Food Business Incubator Program aims to support food businesses by offering technical assistance and other resources. It focuses on first-time business owners, and food entrepreneurs who have been historically excluded from economic opportunity. The program helps Cambridge food entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their business through low-, or no-cost opportunities.

Commonwealth Kitchen is a food business incubator nonprofit that operates two shared commercial kitchen facilities in Boston and one kiosk in Kendall Square. The Kendall Square kiosk features a rotating selection of CommonWealth Kitchen food business graduates.

Please contact Christina DiLisio cdilisio@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4601.