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ICSC champions small and emerging businesses in getting from business plan to brick-and-mortar. We are committed to fostering their sustainability and growth with practical resources and educational opportunities.

Setting Up Shop: A Commercial Space Readiness Guidebook

Introducing our latest small business toolkit, Setting Up Shop: A Commercial Space Readiness Guidebook. This essential resource is designed to help small business owners understand and apply real estate concepts to advance their goals by providing an overview of the steps to launching a new brick-and-mortar space.

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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

ICSC is tracking COVID-19 developments on behalf of the retail real estate industry.

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Join the Small Business Resources group in ICSC's Virtual Community to connect with peers and discuss the business issues, trends and best practices impacting small businesses today.

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ICSC members are a community of professionals who are passionate about marketplaces and spaces, and includes owners, operators, service providers, vendors and tenants from retail, food and beverage, health and wellness, entertainment and beyond.

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Small Business Coverage in C+CT

ICSC unveils Small Business Comeback Initiative

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there have been various forms of support for significantly impacted businesses.

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One landlord’s case for government stimulus — and what will happen if it doesn’t materialize

“We need further support of our tenants so they can pay their vendors, their employees and us."

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Brixmor gives small restaurant tenants free business counseling

Brixmor is helping independent restaurant tenants at its 400 shopping centers adapt to the post-quarantine market.

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Recovery Fund Update

Analysis finds over 2 million small businesses at risk of closing.

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Jamestown forms relief fund for small-business tenants with reopening plans

Real estate investment firm Jamestown has created a $50 million fund to offer relief to small-business tenants.

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PREIT drives traffic to small-business tenants’ websites

PREIT has launched a Shop Local page on its malls’ websites to promote small-business tenants’ e-commerce platforms.

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7 ways landlords are helping small-business tenants

Small businesses play an outsize role in many shopping centers by helping distinguish one property from the next.

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Webinar: How to access government cash

The CARES Act provided nearly $280 billion of tax relief for businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Kite will lend directly to its small-business tenants

The program is designed to supplement other available sources of emergency help, such as the SBA.

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For more information, please contact:

Jazmen Johnson

Director, Diversity & Inclusion