Small Business Marketing Academy

presented by South State Bank

Comprehensive. Classroom Style. Curriculum Driven.

Small Business Marketing Academy is an opportunity for small businesses to learn, share and plan for a growing thriving business. Participants come together one day a month for six months to learn from local industry experts, engage in roundtable discussion for practical advice and best practices, and develop their own personal marketing plan.

The Academy runs twice per year with classes beginning in January and July. Classes are held on the last Wednesday of the month (excluding December). 


"This class was time & money well spent. Whether you need direction, ideas, expertise, networking...the Marketing Academy is an invaluable tool for anyone marketing a small business in our area." - Angie Byrd, Southern Beverage


To participate in the Academy, applicants must submit an application and agree to the terms of enrollment, which includes tuition fee payment of $150 Chamber Members ($300 prospective-members), the completion of a self-assessment of applicant’s business prior to the start of the program and a pledge to attend all classes of the program.


Excellent course with actionable takeaways! So much content and value that can be implemented right away. Highly recommend it. - Kim Elle, Forces United


Applications for the Augusta Metro Chamber Small Business Marketing Academy: January – June 2019 program are now available.  Day one of the January – June 2019 program will held on January 30, 2019 and will focus on “Essential Marketing Plan Ingredients.” Deadline to apply is Friday, January 18, 2019


Download January - June 2019 Application


Thank you to our program sponsor:

WELCOME!