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POSTPONED – Real Local RVA’s April Meeting
April 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Please join us on Monday, April 6th!
with The Apple Cart Co. and CreativeMktGroup
CreativeMktGroup and The Apple Cart Company join forces to help you set up a strategy plan to move your business forward in 2020. Learn how to better utilize the tools at your disposal, where to spend your marketing dollars, and practical solutions to grow your business with a small budget in mind. Marketing tools should be considered a valuable employee, working on your behalf. Whether you are a farmer, grocer, restaurateur, specialty food business, or non-profit thinking about the direction you are going and how you will get there is time well spent!
Thanks to NOPE (Natural Organic Processes Enterprises) for sponsoring our meeting. We’ll sample a surprise collaboration between AR’s Hot Southern Honey and jiji Frozen Custard and enjoy coffee from the Cafe at St. Stephen’s.
About The Apple Cart Company
In 2010, Barb Upchurch and Stephanie Ganz met at a Richmond-based non-profit dedicated to helping people start small businesses. There, Barb was the Director of the Women’s Business Center, and Stephanie managed the Breadwinners program–a grant-funded initiative designed to help women create food-based businesses. The two were an instant match, sharing a love of food, travel, and enterprise development; and from there The Apple Cart was born. In 2019, Barb purchased the company from Stephanie as she expanded her writing career. The agency continues to grow with a team of strategic partners who can provide solutions at all stages of business development. Follow them @applecartco
CreativeMktGroup began as a start-up business on $0 capital in January 2016 and has since continued to grow organically. Founder, Natalie Toalson McNamara, determined a gap in the marketplace for small businesses, providing the quality, simple marketing support they so very well deserve. Furthermore, it seemed the only options available were top marketing agencies which are certainly stellar in quality, yet not typically affordable to small businesses. As the CMG client base has grown, so has the team. And along the way, it has been challenging, but important to remain lean and process driven, in an effort to be most efficient and to, again, provide a simple marketing resource to clients. Today and continually moving forward, CreativeMktGroup commits to finding a way to support start-up and small businesses with a team of 10 staff members. Follow them @creativemktgroup
**Real Local RVA meetings are open to both members and those interested in supporting the local food system. Meetings are free, we just ask that you register.