The City of Tacoma recently held a special workshop on surviving construction for small businesses in partnership with the William M. Factory Small Business Incubator.
Attendees heard from business and marketing professors from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and the University of Puget Sound, a representative from the William M. Factory Small Business Incubator, three local merchants who have survived previous construction and City of Tacoma staff.
Several great ideas were exchanged during this session, and below are the helpful handouts that were distributed, along with various tips and tricks to get through construction.
- The City’s recommendations on surviving construction
- Local merchants have survived, and here’s how they did so
- Brilliant things you can do right now
- Survival is up to you
- Financial spreadsheets will help you get through
- Scenario planning for survival
Download the Small Business Construction Survival Guide now!
You should also be sure to view the following article:
• Surviving construction requires strategies now, Business Examiner
The City of Tacoma’s Public Works, Community Relations and Community and Economic Development offices have jointly partnered to provide this information, and will continue to coordinate on ways to improve our community relations regarding construction projects.
The City of Tacoma cares about you and your businesses and we certainly want you to get through the temporary inconveniences that are a part of our necessary construction – so you can truly enjoy the redevelopment that follows.
For information about individual projects, please consult the Construction Projects section of our Web site. www.cityoftacoma.org/constructionupdates or contact Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 591-5790.