Yes, this does not sound like an issue. YOu can test and play with yourself without any purchase on the Connections : Manage admin page.
- Add a few shops [Organizations].
- Add their brands to either the bio or notes section.
- Test the searches to see if the results are to your liking.
If the tests are to you liking all you need minimally is a template which supports search. The cMap template is the most common for your usage scenario.
Hope that helps!