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.
Join us Thursday, October 12th 9-10am for a panel discussion on bringing your A Game for The Holidays and Beyond!
Lindsay Yale – Lindsay Yale Consulting, a marketing and communications strategist, helping retail, direct-to-consumer, and B2B companies connect with their audiences across email, web, social, press, affiliate, and influencer channels
Camen Paradise -Travel Portland Social Media Specialist
Ullika Pankratz – UP Design Lounge Studio visual designer and visual merchandise specialist
Free for BNM members and participating Win Big! Shops / $25 nonmembers
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.
–Bricks Need Mortar hosts regular Shop Talk sessions to connect with others in the community
As we enter a new year with new challenges, it’s important to make note of our accomplishments and how we can build upon them to make the greatest and most meaningful impact moving forward.
We love partnering with organizations and companies that share goals of supporting our community and the small businesses that make Portland the place we love.
Let’s talk about how your organization can be part of this movement.
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