Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

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MSBDC project assists the new and existing

The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers have been providing a helping hand to start ups and existing businesses since the 1980s in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The MSBDC’s lead operation and administrative offices are housed at the University of Mississippi and there are seven centers and 17 counselors statewide. Over the last […] [...]

Stewart’s a big name in small business

It was apparent to those who voted her Miss Vicksburg High School that Janita R. Stewart was destined to make a mark on the world. Starting with being a student aide for the Vicksburg Corps of Engineers when she was still in high school, Stewart went on to stellar careers first with the Corps and […] [...]

Bike Crossing in right place at right time

The Bike Crossing on West Jackson Street in Ridgeland is a good example of a business having the right location and the right product at the right time. It’s owned by the Bartley family — Robert and Linda and their sons Michael and David — and opened in 2009 in Pocahontas on U.S. 49. The […] [...]

The “jewel” of Main Street

Bob Wilson, executive director, Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA), said Clinton is really one of the “jewels” of the Main Street program. “There are a lot of things that figure into its success,” Wilson said. “From the beginning, Main Street Clinton was fortunate to have a very supportive mayor and city council. Mayor Rosemary Aultman […] [...]

Main Street Clinton a model for successful downtown economic programs

The new kid on the Main Street block has been getting with the program in a big way. Although only in existence six years, Main Street Clinton has won awards all five years it has been eligible. This year Clinton won top awards Main Street Merchant of the Year, an award that recognizes excellence in […] [...]

Cash mobs mean dollars for downtown Tupelo

Small businesses are important to Tupelo. That’s why the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is busy doing what it can to promote local retailers. One of their most innovative promotions is Cash Mobs, a take off on the Flash Mob where people meet at a designated place for a particular happening such as singing or […] [...]

Owners of small businesses know how to keep customers coming back

For many people, shopping has become increasingly more impersonal in these days of big box and chain stores. Much of the allure of these retail giants is the array of merchandise, prices and convenience. So how do small, hometown business owners compete? Often it’s by keeping the personal touch in shopping. In Cleveland, Marion Jordan […] [...]

HOME GROWN ONLY PLEASE — Merchant with a mission sells only products made in America

OCEAN SPRINGS – Lynne Bassier and her husband, Joel Bassier, emigrated from South Africa to the U.S. in 2000, bringing only two suitcases each with them at the time. And although Mrs. Bassier wasn’t born in the U.S., this is a merchant with a mission to help employment and the economy of the country she […] [...]

Mav6 on fast track

by Published: September 25,2011

Tags: Mav6, military, small business, systems integrator

More soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are avoiding explosives hidden alongside roadways thanks to detection equipment developed by Vicksburg-based Mav6, a 4-year-old “systems integrator” whose more than 900 percent revenue growth gave it a ranking of 373 for Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing private companies nationally. Mav6 is proving you don’t have to reinvent the […] [...]

Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services […] [...]

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