Bricks Need Mortar advocates for small businesses with campaigns designed to direct customers to support small, independent businesses. We also share vital information on the needs health of our community with policy makers so they make decisions that positively impact small, independent brick and mortar businesses.
We provide both, individual 1 on 1 and group coaching for members and at reduced rates. We share strategic planning, best practices and thought leadership to help you work smarter and your business hum brighter.
Our monthly live and virtual panel discussions allow for learning and a great way to connect with other members in our community. Get inspired, learn from subject matter experts and collaborate with peers.
We understand that partnering with organizations whose missions and actions align with the needs and goals of our members, helps our businesses grow and prosper. Our affiliates, sponsors and partners provide resources and services that we are able to offer you at affordable rates.
As we close in on 2 years operating under a global pandemic it’s important to take a look at what we’ve accomplished and where we can best make an impact moving forward.
Office Hours is a weekly or as needed, one on one deep dive on how to identify and resolve your business’s most critical and urgent issues.
Bricks Need Mortar provides expert guidance on issues ranging from but not limited to:
• lease negotiations
• customer acquisition and engagement
Office Hours work sessions are $125 for Bricks Need Mortar members, $250/hour for non members.
Our Group Coaching program consists of an intimate, handpicked group of business owners that meets twice monthly to tackle issues ranging from how to get new customers and keep great employees to how to best manage your cash flow and vendors and beyond. It’s a support group, a group to bounce ideas off, a group to be accountable to, to set goals and build trust with. It’s an opportunity to expand and deepen your network and ask others in your industry for referrals and recommendations. It’s a facilitated conversation and problem solving session that works to return as much value as possible to each participant.
To Apply.- Prospective businesses need only complete our Group Coaching interest form.
BNM will review applicants and place them within a group that best fits their needs and the needs of the cohort. Meeting times and agendas will be shared well in advance of the cohort’s first meeting. Meetings are held twice per month. Group Coaching will be conducted virtually and has a recurring, monthly fee of $150 per business.
Discounted Rates Available for Bricks Need Mortar members:
Flourish Level Members $75/month ($19/hour)
Bricks Need Mortar members receive one complimentary strategy consultation to identify opportunities for growth and improvement in your business.
Connect with Other Leaders
Bricks Need Mortar understands that our small businesses deserve and must fight for a seat at the table so that the challenges, needs and deeds of this community are seen, heard and acted upon.
Here is how we connect our community with leaders:
– Bricks Need Mortar regularly polls our small businesses, aggregates the data and shares that information back with our small businesses and with policy makers and other community leaders.
– Bricks Need Mortar organizes listening sessions with policy makers, inviting members to participate in these conversations.
– Bricks Need Mortar connects its businesses with other leaders in the community for connection and collaboration.
About this event
Join Bricks Need Mortar for a Learning Session on Open to Buy, the Inventory Management and budgeting calculation and method to ensure that you’re purchasing the right amount when you need it
Retail and Fashion Industry expert, Tanya Hartness, will walk you through how to start, maintain and manage your own Open to Buy program.
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