Retail Boot Camp Monday | December 10 | Applications Open

Dec 10th - Dec 13th
Dec 10th - Dec 13th
Application-Deadlines offered by TechTown

TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for opening a brick-and-mortar establishment in Detroit. The program curriculum is designed to strengthen businesses from pop-up stage to permanent location as they look to thrive in today’s retail environment.  Retail Boot Camp has gained a reputation for supporting the launch of much-anticipated businesses in neighborhood commercial districts, including House of Pure Vin, Mama Coo’s BoutiqueThird Wave Music, Plum Health, Voluptuous Bien’Aime Boutique, Urbanum, Rebel Cycle Studio, Mongers’ Provisions, and previous Hatch Detroit winners Live Cycle Delight and Toma Detroit.

Retail Boot Camp covers

  • Developing quality retail operations and routines
  • Designing impactful visual merchandising
  • Selling through customer service
  • Selecting a point-of-sale system
  • Understanding your pricing and inventory mix
  • Identifying startup costs and funding sources
  • Selecting a permanent location based on market data
  • Navigating brick and mortar regulations with legal guidance
  • Utilizing an architect for the design-build process