Cambridge Business Planning Program

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Program Overview

The City of Cambridge collaborates with the Center for Women and Enterprise to offer Cambridge Business Planning Program online. This 10-week business planning program covers information about financing, marketing techniques, business plan development, and honing a business pitch.  Over the course of the Program entrepreneurs will also have access to one-on-one advice. At the end of Program, participants will have developed a full business plan and have an opportunity to pitch their business concept to a jury of entrepreneurship experts.

Fall Program Details:

  • Time: 5:30 P. M. - 8:00 P. M.
  • Dates: Mondays - March 8 - June 7, 2021
  • Location: Online  (access to a computer is necessary) 
  • Free for up to twelve (12) HUD-eligible Cambridge residents and/or business owners.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is funded through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, so eligibility is based on HUD guidelines. Please read the Eligibility Guidelines for more information about whether you qualify for this program.

Applying to the Program

The Spring Program is open for applications.  To apply to the Cambridge 10-Week Business Planning Program, you must complete both steps:

1.  Complete an online application by February 24, 2021.  Spaces are limited.  Early applications are recommended.

2.  Register and attend the "Steps to Starting Your Own Business!" prerequisite workshop:

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 
  • 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. 
  • Online  
  • Registration required. Register online here

To register for this prerequisite online workshop, Register online here.  For more information, please contact Rona Abrahams at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov

 

 

For More Information

For more information on the Business Planning Program, please contact Bonnie-May Shantz at (617) 349-9122 or via email at bshantz@cambridgema.gov.

 

Cambridge Business Planning Program - May 2018 Graduates

10 Week Business Planning Class Graduates Spring 2018