Brick by Brick - Retail Startup Academy - Indio, Indio Grand Marketplace, Tuesday, 23. April 2019

Brick by Brick is an exciting, six-week startup program to help aspiring retailers just like you take a concept for a new store and make it a reality! We’ll help you identify your market, build a solid foundation for your new business and share with you the keys to growing your business through a strong following. Your future just popped up, register today to start your business! 
Program Dates and Time
- 6 Weeks | Tuesdays | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | OC SBDC Center Powered by CSUF and OCHCC
Here's What You'll Learn
WEEK 1 | April 23 | THE BLUEPRINT, BUILDING YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS

Defining the types of Retail Opportunities 
Basic Business Formation 
Competitive Analysis

WEEK 2 | April 30 | THE BLUEPRINT, BUILDING YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS PART 2

Planning
Customer Identification

WEEK 3 | May 7 | BUILDING THE MODEL

Sourcing
Costing
Pricing

WEEK 4 | May 14 | BUILDING THE MODEL PART 2

Retail Site Selection Criteria 
Lease Agreements

WEEK 5 | May 21 | LAYING THE FOUNDATION WITH BUDGETS AND PROJECTIONS

Budgeting
Projections
Funding

WEEK 6 | May 28 | LAYING THE FOUNDATION - INFRASTRUCTURE, TEAM, AND BUDGET

Infrastructure 
Building Your Team
Marketing Plan

About the Instructor

Karie Armstrong, SCSM (Senior Shopping Center Manager) spent the last 22 years helping retailers, service providers, restaurants and entrepreneurs successfully launch in retail markets. Armstrong worked for some of the nation’s leading shopping center developers in California including Simon Property Group, The Mills Corp., and Centremark, managing financial operations, marketing, finance and leasing. She focuses on empowering business owners to take the right risks, stack the right skills and actions, and get results. 
Brought to you by:


FAQs
Do I have to open a storefront or lease a space to be part of this program?
No, there's so many avenues to explore with retail. You can participate in this program regardless of where you are in the process whether you're just exploring, looking to grow your current business or looking to start a new shop! We'll explore trends in pop up shops, kiosks, mobile shops, brick and mortars and more. If you do choose to lease a space or open a physical store front, the SBDC is here to help! We can help you negotiate your lease, start your shop and be a resource for you every step of the way.
 I'm a little scared to start a retail business in this environment, how will this program help me?
Retail is changing, but this could be a great time to jump in! This program will help answer some of your retail questions head on and help you learn how retail operations, pricing, leasing, planning, controls, financing and more works!
Are there other benefits to participating in this program?
Yes! We'll review sample leases and provide participants with no cost research and benchmarking reports. You'll learn about changes in the retail environment, how shopping centers are reshaping their tenant mix and where you might fit in.

Brick by Brick - Retail Startup Academy - Indio

Find more events around you
Get event recommendations based on your Facebook taste. Get it now!Show me the suitable events for meNot now