Apply for Augusta Chamber’s Small Business Marketing Academy, January to June 2020

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Applications for the Augusta Metro Chamber Small Business Marketing Academy, January to June 2020 program are available for download on the Chamber’s website.  The Academy, presented by South State Bank, assembles small business owners/managers to learn, share and plan for a growing, thriving business.

Participants come together one day a month for six months to learn from local industry experts, engage in round table discussion for practical advice and best practices, and develop their own personal marketing plan.  Classes are held the last Wednesday of the month.  Day one of the January to June 2020 program, scheduled for January 29, will cover “Essential Marketing Plan Ingredients.”  Hear from a panel of local marketing professionals such as Rick Donaldson with Mass Media Marketing and Mike Thomas of Alison South Marketing Group.

"Participating in the Small Business Marketing Academy was the best thing I've done since starting my business.  Three months after "graduating" from the Academy, I was able to quit my full-time job and devote more time to my business,” said Sally Wood, Sally Wood Lactation, and recent Academy graduate.

To participate, applicants must be in operation at least two years; submit an application; agree to the terms of enrollment and tuition fee of $150 Members ($300 prospective members); complete a self-assessment of their business prior to the start of the program; and pledge to attend all classes of the program.

For more information and to download the January to June 2020 application, please visit  Deadline to apply is January 17, 2020.