Do you want to test your business concept in a retail store without the barrier of costly overhead expenses?
You're invited to take part in our small business accelerator program.
SetUpShop is a program of ECDI and the ECDI Women's Business Center created to provide Cleveland-area entrepreneurs training, access to capital and a low-risk opportunity to test their retail concepts and accelerate their businesses.
Our brick and mortar marketplace, Corner Shop Collective, is an open collaborative space for home and product-based small businesses to work together and learn how to successfully operate their retail storefront.
See the program and Corner Shop collective feature on News 5 Cleveland.
Read more about the program or apply online by midnight on Sunday, May 14.
Through the ECDI Women’s Business
Centers of Ohio, business owners will receive one-on-one training and counseling in areas such as marketing, finance, and customer service.
ECDI will provide access to business funding, including loans, stipends and grants. Select stipends may be available for applicants.
Entrepreneurs will test their product in a move in-ready retail space without a long-term lease commitment.
This small business accelerator gives hopeful entrepreneurs the skills and resources to turn a dream into a reality
Here's the benefits:
Low-risk retail space for home-based entrepreneurs
Intensive entrepreneur boot camp to develop your business plan and shore up the skills you need to succeed
Coaching from experts on your specific, individual needs
Collaborating with other entrepreneurs to discover best practices together
Local news coverage and PR opportunities
Professional photoshoot of your products
Free WBC membership with one-on-one coaching from business experts, resource lab and networking events
Custom market research, gained throughout your time in SetUpShop, to help you plan the future of your business
Sponsors and partners
Many thanks to the important organizations and companies that are making small business dreams come true for worthy Cleveland entrepreneurs.