The past couple of months have been a major time of growth & development for Golf Park Coffee. Starting in March, we were accepted into an entrepreneurial training program called CO.STARTERS, that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn a business idea into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. Over the course of the program, we learned so much about running a business and we hope to implement a lot of the ideas and principles that we discovered along the way in the coming months.
At the end of the nine-week curriculum, we had the opportunity to "pitch" our business to the City of Lynchburg, to a panel of judges, in an effort to receive a grant for our business. 16 businesses pitched their ideas to the city, and five finalists were chosen to go through to the next round. We were lucky enough to be one of the five! From there, the 5 businesses pitched their ideas to a crowd during Lynchburg Innovation Week.
We are so excited to announce that Golf Park Coffee was awarded a $5,000 grant to be used for business development in the next few months! We couldn't be more thrilled about this opportunity that we've been given. We are so grateful to the City of Lynchburg and the Economic Development Authority for their support and willingness to stand behind small businesses and young entrepreneurs. This grant is more than money. It is a symbol of our city's continued economic growth and development. We are extremely happy to be doing business in Lynchburg and want to thank all of our customers for their support and for being fans of our coffee!
We've got some really cool plans that we will be revealing over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!!