Program Benefits

Program Elements

The business counselor will develop a business incubation plan with the Business to provide guidance throughout the Program, and each vendor will learn about setting up a retail business, getting training in:

Customer service.

Inventory / Suppliers.

POS Systems.

Marketing.

Retail layout, merchandising display, and signage.

E-commerce.

Hiring staff.

Program Benefits

Business Counselor will provide, in such manner as it believes appropriate, support services to Business while Business participates in the Program. These services may include, without limitation:

Business Counselor will provide Business with technical assistance. Technical assistance may entail one-on-one work between Business and an industry professional or member of Program staff to solve a specific problem. Technical assistance will be provided free of charge.

Business Counselor will work with the Businesses to potentially secure at least one industry mentor, who will be an experienced industry professional who can provide personal and professional assistance. Mentors offer a broad range of advice and support and will serve as a resource for Business in the intangible areas of starting a new retail company. Most of the mentor relationships will be conducted over the phone or online. There will be no charge to businesses for mentorship

The program holds periodic workshops, which consist of courses designed to address fundamental aspects of business operations and assist businesses in applying the lessons to their own operations. The program may charge Business for workshops while Business is a participant in the Program.

More About Us

This retail incubator opportunity is created to cultivate retail entrepreneurs.

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WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

We offer a variety of educational events featuring expert advice that help strategically grow businesses – from start-up to expansion.

BUSINESS COUNSELING

No matter the stage, our highly experienced counselors stand ready to personally help you navigate through the business process.

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