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Free Business Growth Program

Merchant Assistance Program

“Lets Grow Your Business”

What is it?

This is a Free, Grant Funded, Business Training For Brunswick County Area Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

How does it work?

This Free 5 Week Cohort Will Walk You Through:

Week 1: How to Setup & Use Social Accounts for 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?

You can attend live Cohort Sessions in-person Monday evenings:

Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        or     Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

        4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23                     4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

What if the start date has already passed?

All cohort sessions are being recorded and made available online to be accessed on demand. You can access these even after the program starts.

Where is it?

Virtual attendance is available, and cohort sessions are recorded. All sessions will be conducted at the Brunswick County Conference Center, located at:

100 Athletic Field Rd, Lawrenceville, VA 23868

How do I sign up?

Register For Free & Get More Information at

Brunswick officials

Organic Growth in Brunswick County

Source: SoVaNow, South Boston News & Record and Mecklenburg Sun

Excerpt: Twelfth-generation farmer Jordan Brandon is a trailblazer. He and more than 20 farmers who make up the new Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing operation in Brunswick County are helping to transition southern Virginia farmers away from traditional crops such as tobacco in favor of growing organic produce.

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Office Closure

The IDA offices will be closed:

June 20 – Juneteenth (Observed)

July 4th – Independence Day

September 5th – Labor Day

October 10th – Columbus Day & Yorktown Victory Day

November 8th – Election Day, November 11th – Veterans Day, November 23rd – 4 hour additional holiday time, November 24th & 25th – Thanksgiving & the day after

December 23rd – Break for Christams, December 26th – Christmas (Observed)

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CDBG Planning Grants

DHCD offers planning grants through the CDBG program to increase the potential for project success and impact. These grants aid in developing clearly articulated strategies for addressing a locality’s greatest community development needs following meaningful citizen participation. For more details, see the Planning Grant Fact Sheet.

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US Small Business Administration

SBA Proposes rule to eliminate regulations that exclude faith-based organizations from seven SBA programs

Source:Brunswick Times-Gazette


Public Comments Due by February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration invites public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs. These programs include the Intermediary Lending Program (ILP), Business Loan programs (7(a), Microloan and 504 programs), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) program and Immediate Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP).

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Go Virginia

GO Virginia Region 3 Council adopts strategy

The GO Virginia Region 3 Council announces the launch of its Region 3 Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy.

Developed by the team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED), the strategy provides the council a framework to utilize its resources to invest in projects that support business formation in the region.

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Source: The Gazette-Virginian