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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 access to commercial Pop-Up retail space at a fraction of the market rate 
  • Partner with local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to cross promote your business, and build relationships within one of three of Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors
  • Take advantage of a short-term, flexible commitment to test your business product or to advance your business in a physical space. Selected businesses will activate a pop-up shop for 1-3 months. 
  • Access a white-boxed and turn-key retail space with minimal build-out needed
  • Receive mini grants of up to $2,500 that can be used for business start-up expenses. A few examples would include:​  Inventory​, Business insurance​, Retail display furniture and merchandise, Window displays​, Signage​, Point of Sale System​, Digital and printed marketing materials 
  • Gain business support and technical assistance throughout the Pop Up MKE initiative that includes an assessment, business education workshops, access to an online business support portal, in-person coaching and access to resources to advance your business.