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County launches workshop series for retail start-ups
April 25, 2019
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Small businesses considering a brick and mortar site can learn how to build a physical retail business in a new county program that began April 23. “Brick by Brick” is a six-week program offered to businesses at no cost. The two-hour weekly workshops will cover topics such as basic business formation, competitive analysis, retail site selection, leasing, budgeting, marketing and more.
The classes will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center in Indio, 44-199 Monroe St. The program runs through May 28.
“Brick by Brick will provide valuable information to anyone seeking to open a brick and mortar location, such as a kiosk, local market, mall space, or storefront,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “These classes help aspiring retailers put together the building blocks of their business model, while introducing them to additional services and resources available to them. We are proud to have specialized outreach programs for the business community such as Brick by Brick to assist with the needs of the local economy.”
“Brick by Brick” is offered by Riverside County, in partnership with the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center. The program was developed in collaboration with the Haagen Company.
Funding for the program was provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration to the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center, which is operated by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.
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