Merchant Assistance Program


Free Business Training for Brunswick County Area Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

from the Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority

Let’s Grow Your Business

What is the Merchant Assistance Program?

The Merchant Assistance Program is a free 5 week cohort of weekly sessions teaching how to grow a business using the internet, that focuses on leveraging marketing techniques to establish your expertise and increase engagement to achieve better performance.

What Does it Teach?

This Free 5 Week Cohort Will Walk You Through:

Week 1: How to Setup & Use Social Accounts for Business
(Facebook Marketing: How to Run Your Page Like a Business)

Week 2: How to Grow Your Business with Social Media

Week 3: How to Set Up a Simple Website

Week 4: How to Get Google to Send You Business, for Free

Week 5: Know When and How to Use Digital Advertising

When is it?

An introductory session will be held Tuesday April 19, at 6:00 pm

The cohort sessions will be held Monday evenings from April 25 – May 23

All sessions will be recorded and available online for those unable to attend live

The cohort sessions will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and again from 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

The full dates are 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Where is it?

All sessions will be conducted at the Brunswick County Conference Center, located at:

Address:  100 Athletic Field Rd, Lawrenceville, VA 23868

Can I Attend Online?

Yes. Virtual attendance is available.

What if I’m Unavailable Monday Nights?

All sessions will be recorded and afterward made available online for those unable to attend live.

How Much Does it Cost?

This program is free. There is no cost to attend, and there will not be anything sold. The cost of this program has been paid by a grant, provided to develop local businesses.