So, you’ve decided to start a new business. Or maybe your current business is ready to grow. Whatever the case may be, you find yourself in need of a brick-and-mortar space, a physical location to take your small business to the next level.
It’s a big step, but don’t worry, Graffito has you covered: We’ve created this guide using our team’s 15+ years of experience in leasing, advising, economic development, and developing retail real estate in Greater Boston and beyond. From selecting a space and design team to working with landlords and brokers, our tool kit will guide you along the way.
We’ve tailored this tool kit through an equity lens, trying our best to put ourselves in the shoes of a first-time business owner who may not have access to expert resources due to systemic racism and discrimination, landlord biases, and high-transactional barriers of entry to retail real estate. We don’t always encounter those barriers in our work, but we know they do exist for many small business owners.
This tool kit is available in two mediums. The first is a printed and bound copy that is available for retailers by request. Please email us to obtain a copy. We also have a digital version, which exists as a stand alone website. It’s available now by clicking the button below.