BE A PART OF THE REVIVAL.
THE WALKER PROGRAM is an all-volunteer initiative dependent on the energy and goodwill of members of the greater Rockbridge area. We are neighbors helping neighbors.
Please consider lending your time, talent, or resources to making THE WALKER PROGRAM a success. Contact us!
Donate to The Grant Fund
THE WALKER PROGRAM Grant Fund will provide aspiring business owners cash grants to aid in the opening or expansion of a business in our area. A business pitch competition, tentatively slated for April, 2021, will provide an opportunity for the most promising businesses to be identified by a panel of independent judges, who will award them prize packages of cash and critical business services. THE WALKER PROGRAM is seeking a minimum of $60,000 for the Grant Fund. You can make a donation here.
Become a Business Advisor
The greatest strength of THE WALKER PROGRAM lies in its ability to foster bonds between aspiring entrepreneurs and the existing community. Our area is rich with talented people with expertise ranging from accounting and law to manufacturing, marketing, retailing, and technology. THE WALKER PROGRAM seeks those talented people to lend their time to do one of the following: 1) Provide one-on-one advising to a new business owner, or 2) Supplement the formal training program by teaching a class.
Lend Your Services
If you are the owner or operator of a business that provides products or services to other businesses, please consider donating to THE WALKER PROGRAM. Our aspiring entrepreneurs will benefit from assistance in the following areas:
• Legal services for business formation
• Accounting services to set up bookkeeping
• Media services, such as newspaper, radio, or social media ad space
• Graphic design services, ranging from logos to product labels to signage