Small Business Coaching

The City of Cambridge will offer the Cambridge Small Business Coaching Program to up to twenty (20) established Cambridge small services and/or retailers who are eligible using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG/HUD) criteria. To check your business' eligibility, click here. 

Our experts can help with:

  • Interior design, lighting, and layout
  • Restaurant management – point of sale, hiring, and inventory assistance
  • Marketing and branding – social media, website, and e-commerce
  • Legal assistance - contract and lease review, entity assistance

The Small Business Coaching Program entails two steps:

Step I – Fill out the application (click here) and indicate what type assistance you are looking for. The city has consultants specializing in marketing, architecture/interior design, legal assistance, or restaurant operations/management.

Step II – Once your application is received and reviewed, you will be emailed or called about a time for your consultant to come to your business location to provide up to 2 hours of coaching. Coaching can be two, one-hour sessions, or split up in other ways that work out best for you and the consultant’s schedules. 

Please note - only one coach per business. This program is a first come, first served program with a final deadline of May 2019. 

To apply to the Small Business Coaching Program, please fill out this application and return it to Pardis Saffari at

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Small Business Coaching Program, please contact Pardis Saffari at or 617/349-4654.