A local hardware store has been a staple of Dorchester since 1933 and is one of the only independent hardware stores located in the area. Over the past few years the business has fallen on hard times as a result of the economic downturn and competitive pressures.
An Indian restaurant located in East Boston provides Pakistani and Indian cuisine in adherence to Halal standards and is the only such restaurant in the area. Main Street Partners worked with the restaurant over a period of 7 weeks, and created a program specific to the strategic initiatives the owner and MSP identified as being potential drivers to the restaurant’s business success.
The client was a small family-oriented cafe and coffee shop in Roxbury, MA, offering an array of breakfast options, sandwiches and coffee. Since its inception, the cafe has had difficulty generating significant traffic, awareness of the café remains low, and it has struggled to cover its expenses.
A martial arts studio had been open for two months, and was only able to attract three paying customers. Based on existing cash reserves and projected cashflow, the studio projected to be insolvent within three months. Main Street Partners worked with the studio to improve operations across a range of dimensions.