EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH POP-UP MKE!
Pop-Up retail shops are a great way to build your business and test your products. Apply today for a low overhead, low risk way to generate buzz for your business.
BENEFITS FOR SELECTED BUSINESS OWNERS:
Receive mini grants of up to $1,000 that can be used for business marketing expenses. A few examples would include:
• Window displays
• Website design
• Print advertising/ marketing materials
• Social Media Coaching/ Management
• PR Coaching
Next Round of Applications will open on January 6, 2020Requirements: Businesses selected will meet the following minimum requirements. The business owner must:
- Demonstrate access to capital needed to open their business (inventory, point of sale systems, displays, etc.)
- Be prepared to occupy a storefront for a 45 day, 60 day, or 90 day period between September – December 2019
- Agree to provide clear and consistent business hours for the operation of their business. A minimum of 25 hours per week will be required.
- Gives Pop-Up MKE permission to promote the business as part of the program. This includes the use of photos and testimony in promotional materials.
- Secure business insurance and a seller’s permit prior to occupying a storefront in the program.
WHERE ARE THE POP-UP RETAIL SPACES LOCATED?
Business owners will be matched with a pop-up retail shop that best supports their business goals. These are temporary, short-term retail sites within three of Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors. Business owners will begin to develop relationships with a community of business owners who are working collectively to build strong retail corridors.
North Avenue Marketplace Business Improvement District (BID) 32 was developed to create a viable and sustainable commercial corridor that supports local entrepreneurs, engages current business owners, reduces blight, promotes job growth, advances environmental sustainability and encourages local, regional or national businesses to locate to the community. The BID’s boundaries are North Avenue from 8th to 27th Streets and Fond du Lac Avenue from 17th to 27th Streets. Because of its location, it is a natural fit to focus its goals on business practices that targets healthy neighborhood lifestyles. The Fondy Farmers Market, Walnut Way CDC and Conservation Corp, Johnson Park and Alice’s Garden are all with-in the BID’s Commercials Corridor and is also home to YMCA and several community medical clinics that further support the mission of a viable community and “health-full” living.