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Retail Ready Bootcamp Applications Open


For emerging businesses who are considering leasing commercial space as their next growth opportunity. Apply today for our Retail Ready Bootcamp.  

Limited to 15 Businesses  – APPLY HERE 


Created by the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and lead by experienced instructors from the Community College of Philadelphia, the Bootcamp will include four 3-class modules that will cover:

  • Business structure, budgeting, and planning
  • Storefront improvements
  • Finance: Capital and credit
  • Legal, insurance and HR
  • Understanding taxes
  • Understanding Commercial leases

The series provides a solid foundation for businesses at various stages of their development such as:

  • Existing storefronts with a reliance on walk-in business
  • Digital-first operators considering a brick-and-mortar location
  • Kitchen table startups ready to grow


  • Once a week for 12 weeks
  • 3 hour live, evening Zoom classes
  • $350 Entry Commitment – Returned when business completes the Bootcamp


  • Operational for at least 1 year
  • Demonstrate Gross Revenues over $30,000 -P&L required
  • Demonstrate some effort in retail expansion
  • Applicants will be chosen by a panel


  • February 18th – applications open
    March 28th – applications close
    March 30th – selected attendees notified
    April 7th – First class begins
    Jun 23 – Graduation


Philadelphia Trib Article 3/3/2021