09 Aug PRESS RELEASE: FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PARTNERS WITH GRAYSON COUNTY, BLUE RIDGE CROSSROADS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friends of Southwest Virginia
Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center
FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PARTNERS WITH
GRAYSON COUNTY, BLUE RIDGE CROSSROADS
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
ABINGDON, Va. (Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022) – Friends of Southwest Virginia is proud to partner with Grayson County and the Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in assisting small businesses in the county with their marketing efforts.
Grayson County has provided SBDC with $10,000 to help the county’s small business owners hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic with their advertising and marketing plans. Friends of Southwest Virginia’s Marketing Access Program (M.A.P.), which helps engage local businesses with a larger footprint by incorporating the SWVA brand, offers participants the opportunity to leverage their advertising dollars and work with experts in four primary areas of marketing, which include social media and digital advertising, website landing page creation, email marketing, and photography.
Grayson County businesses will work with the M.A.P. team to curate and deploy a marketing plan based on available options.
Businesses eligible to apply for the program must be:
- An SBDC client
- Located in Grayson County
- Retail, restaurant, lodging, or attraction
Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying applicants. A total of 10 awards of $1,000 each will be awarded to qualifying businesses. The $1,000 award can be used for qualifying M.A.P. opportunities. Should a company go over the award amount, they will be invoiced directly from Friends of SWVA for services. The qualifying marketing assistance guide can be found at https://bit.ly/graysonmap.
Applications are due by Friday, August 26, 2022. Applicants can visit GraysonCountyBizSupport.com to get more information and submit an application.
If your business is not currently an SBDC client and you would like to qualify, you can register for counseling at http://bit.ly/crossroadscounseling or contact 276-601-7727 to begin the registration process.