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Join us for a National Small Business Week Event

Celebrate National Small Business Week (May 5 -11, 2019)with a variety of events and activities that celebrate and support Cambridge's unique small businesses.

Sunday, May 5

Harvard Square May Fair,12:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us in Harvard Square to kick off National Small Business Week!

Monday, May 6

Small Business Licensing and Permitting Resources Fair, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location:Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor

Looking to start a business and don't know where to start?Wondering how to host a small event at your business? Have questions about the new permitting system? Bring these questions and more to the City's first ever Small Business Licensing and Permitting Resource Fair. Free to all.Register online here.

Talking Tourism – How to Reach the Cambridge Tourist Market, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Location:Cambridge Public Library Main Branch, 449 Broadway, Community Room (Level L2)

Attend this workshop to learn more about the Cambridge tourism industry and opportunities for your business to market to tourists. Presenter: Robyn Culbertson, Executive Director of Cambridge Office of Tourism.Free to all, but priority will be given to Cambridge business owners.Register online here.

Tuesday, May 7

Local Vendors Fair,9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location:Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Conference Room

Looking to do business with Cambridge's top employers? Interested in learning more about the purchasing practices and contract opportunities at the City of Cambridge, Harvard, Lesley, and other organizations? Bring your business cards for the City's Local Vendors Fair. Learn how to do business with these large organizations and connect with purchasing agents interested in learning more about your products and services. Free to all.Register online here.

Google Analytics for Small Businesses Workshop, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Ave.

Learn the basics of Google Analytics in this two hour workshop. We will discuss how to measure your website's performance and interpret analytics data. You'll leave with a framework for developing, understanding, and measuring web performance goals for your business. Free to Cambridge residents and business owners.Register onlineor contact Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637.

Chamber After Hours: Celebrating National Small Business Week,5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location:East Cambridge Savings Bank, 292 Cambridge Street.

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate Small Business Week with this event hosted byEast Cambridge Savings Bank. Join us for a night full of fun networking, special raffles, delicious food, and drinks. Don't forget your business cards! Admission: Member Rate - $25. Non Member Rate - $40.Register online here.

Wednesday, May 8.

Worker Co-ops and Employee-Owned Business Models, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:The Alley, 10 Ware Street

Join us for a panel discussion about worker-owned cooperatives and employee-owned business models. Panelists from local independent businesses will share their stories about how they launched or transitioned to these business models and will offer guidance for those considering these models. This event is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to business owners thinking about succession planning or selling their business. Admission: Free (space is limited - Cambridge business owners will be given priority).Register online here.

Thursday, May 9

Coaching Your Team for Enhanced Performance & Satisfaction Workshop,9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor

Could your team improve their problem solving techniques? Are you frustrated and overwhelmed with all the hands-on work you are doing?Are you looking for ways to enhance everyone’s performance and satisfaction?If so, this workshop is for you. Admission: Free to all; priority will be given to Cambridge business owners.Register online here.

Start It Up! Build, Learn & Connectto Grow Your Startup, 3:45- 8:00 p.m.

Location:Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), 245 Main Street

The Cambridge Community Development Department is partnering with The Capital Network to bring you "Start It Up!," an afternoon full of free events to help support founders from Cambridge (and beyond) in their early stages. Admission: Free to all.Register online here.

Second Thursdays in Inman Square,6:00 p.m.

Location: Inman Square

Attend the kick off of the East Cambridge Business Association's new monthly event series. Explore Inman Square and enjoy specials and delights offered by local restaurants and businesses. Free to all.

Friday, May 10

Observatory Hill / Huron Village Small Business Open House, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Location:Sarah's Market and Cafe, 200 Concord Avenue

The Community Development Department (CDD) hosts Small Business Open Houses in commercial districts and neighborhoods throughout the city to bring CDD's small business assistance and resources directly to local business owners and entrepreneurs. Admission: Free to all.No registration is required.

Saturday, May 11

"Walk Along the Avenue" Pedestrian Walk, start time approximately 11:00 a.m.

Join Community Development staff for a "Walk Along the Avenue," to learn about current and historic businesses along Massachusetts Ave. There are two options:

Walk 1 - Cambridge Common to Porter Square

Walk 2 - Trolley Square to Porter Square

Register by contacting Pardis Saffari atpsaffari@cambridgema.govor 617-349-4654.

Click here for additional details on National Small Business Week Events.

If you have questions about National Small Business Week, contact Pardis Saffari atpsaffari@cambridgema.govor Christina DiLisio atcdilisio@cambridgema.gov.