Apply to the Cambridge Business Planning Program

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Do you have a business idea that you would like to develop? Are you an entrepreneur seeking advice for getting your business off the ground?

Apply to the Cambridge Business Planning Program! The program, a partnership between the City of Cambridge and the Center for Women and Enterprise, is a 10-week course that educates Cambridge entrepreneurs about financing, marketing techniques, business plan development, and honing a business pitch. The course is free to eligible Cambridge residents and provides participants with one-on-one assistance, expert advice, and networking opportunities.

The Spring 2020 Business Planning Program will run from Monday, March 9, 2020 to Monday, May 18, 2020, with classes held on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:00 p.m at the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. Childcare can be provided upon request.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete the pre-screening application survey (spaces limited)
  2. Attend the "Steps to Starting Your Own Business!" prerequisite workshop on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
    Conference Room.
    Free to Cambridge residents

The deadline to apply to the Cambridge Business Planning Program is Monday, March 2, 2020.

For More Information

Visit the Cambridge Business Planning Program website or contact Bonnie-May Shantz, Economic Development Specialist, at 617/349-9122 or

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