‘Launch Christiansburg Plan to Boost Local Small Businesses’

Boosting Entrepreneurship: Christiansburg Launches Grant Program for Small Businesses

The town of Christiansburg in Virginia is now offering a program to support small businesses in the area. This initiative is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses from scratch. Astleigh Hill, owner of the Chandlerie in downtown Christiansburg, is thrilled about the program and believes it will be advantageous for anyone looking to establish a business in the town.

Hill emphasizes the importance of small businesses in a community, highlighting that they serve as the heartbeat of a community. The 10-week program enables participants to pitch their business ideas for a chance to receive up to $5,000 in grants. Amanda Hebert, small business solutions manager for the Town of Christiansburg, emphasizes how this grant amount can have a significant impact on individuals in the area.

To participate in the program, individuals must be Christiansburg residents with a viable business idea that they are willing to share and vet out in a safe environment. Hill appreciates the support provided by the town for small businesses and sees it as an encouraging sign for both entrepreneurs and residents of Christiansburg. The program requires a $200 deposit, which is refunded once participants complete their training and make their business pitch.

Overall, this launch program presents an excellent opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs in Christiansburg to receive support and funding for their business ideas. More information about this program can be found on the town’s website.

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