Business Development Workshops


The Economic Development Division works with the Center for Women & Enterprise, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 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. 

January 2019

Cambridge Business Assistance Info Session

February 2019

AdWords or SEO? Starting Your Digital Marketing Campaign

  • Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: CCTV Computer Lab, 438 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Description: Do you struggle with knowing what efforts you should focus on for digital marketing? During this class, we will review a framework to help business owners determine the best place to start or restart their online marketing strategy. Presented by: Ted Debettencourt. This class is being filmed.
  • Prerequisite: You must either work on your own website, or actively serve as an administrator for an existing business, organization, or charity website. 
  • Free to Cambridge business owners and residents, $10 for all non-Cambridge participants. 
  • Registration: Register online here or contact Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or

Preparing Your Business for Construction Impacts

  • Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Harvard University Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Description: Learn how to prepare for business disruptions related to construction from experts who specialize in business law, commercial insurance, and financial planning. Bring your contracts, leases, and questions!
  • Free to all. 
  • Registration: Register online here or contact Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?

  • Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 2nd floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Description: Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As a part of this workshop, you will: learn about the risks and rewards of starting your own business; find out first steps to start a business; and get an overview of resources available to help you move forward with your business idea. Presented by: New Lead Legal and Revolution Capital. 
  • Free to all.
  • Registration: Register online here or contact Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or

For More Information

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