August 2015 Newsletter

The Better Business Basics Plus (BBBp) program is being developed through the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Tourism Corporation. The program will consist of a six week intensive business training course that will culminate with a business plan competition in which participants will be able to compete for grant money and additional prizes worth over $5,000. Grant money will primarily be focused on new or expanding businesses to locate in the Town of Rural Retreat in support of the local revitalization efforts, however anyone can participate.

Participants selected to participate in the limited seating program will be required to attend the free six week training courses to cover everything from a business plan, cash flow, legal, marketing, and customer service. Each participant will complete a business plan to be used in a competition for the prize monies. Classes will take place each Thursday evening from 6 8 pm, starting September 10.

The Better Business Basics Plus program is designed to assist new entrepreneurial ventures and/or existing businesses to develop a deeper understanding of the operations of a profitable business with an added Plus of receiving incentives.

For more information on the Better Business Basics Plus program, contact the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce at 276.223.3365 or

Thank you.


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