Independent retailers and restaurants are the heart and soul of small towns and main streets across Virginia. Successful retailers build vibrant downtown destinations, but they face unique challenges ranging from inventory control, advertising, merchandising and staffing, to big box competition. To help these vital small businesses, we have developed STAMP.
Small Town & Merchant Program (STAMP)
STAMP is a comprehensive collection of webinars, workshops, virtual one-on-one sessions, hands-on initiatives, and resources designed to address the specific needs of main street retail and restaurant businesses.
Local organizations such as the Virginia Main Street program, chambers of commerce, retail and restaurant associations, and others work with STAMP to sponsor and deliver targeted and relevant guidance that business owners and managers can put to use immediately.
- Individual one-on-one advising sessions
- Individual, retail business and restaurant check-ups in person and online
- On-site and virtual business visits
- Webinars and seminars
- Complete confidentiality