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Sign Up for the Small Business Coaching Program

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The City of Cambridge's Small Business Coaching Program offers eligible business owners up to two hours of free, one-on-one coaching from industry experts. Our experts can help with:

  • Financial Planning – including cash flow analysis, reviewing financial statements, long-term financial planning, tax planning and setting business investment goals
  • Marketing - including marketing strategy, branding, social media, website, and e-commerce
  • Restaurant Operations / Food Service - including internal socially-spaced layout advice, point of sale, hiring, inventory assistance, menu design and operations

The Small Business Coaching Program entails two steps:

Step I


  • Decide what type assistance expertise you need: marketing, architecture/interior design, legal assistance, financial planning, or restaurant operations/management.
  • Check your eligibility here.
  • Click here to complete an online application. Remember to attach your business certificate in the online application.

Step II


  • Once your application is received, reviewed and approved, you will be emailed or called to set-up a time for up to 2 hours of coaching.

Please note - only one coach per business.  This program is a first come, first served program.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For More Information


If you have any questions about the Small Business Coaching Program, please contact Lola Campos at lcampos@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4616. 

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