Last Friday, 12 people walked out of the Macy’s New York flagship store on 34th Street and into the weekend better equipped to face the world. It was the first day of the rest of their professional lives, their careers and the future of their small businesses.
After four and a half grueling days of rigorous classes, they became the fourth set of graduates of Macy’s prestigious and ultra-exclusive minorities and women-owned business development workshop program.
Called simply the Workshop at Macy’s, it is an exclusive vendor retail development program designed to give select high potential minority and female business owners the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry.
“The idea of the program is to build a pipeline of new entrepreneurs and resources that can benefit the entire industry. Helping companies acquire the tools and skills necessary to scale and really be sustainable in the industry.”
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