Archive for the ‘Small Business Spotlight’ Category

SHEAR SUCCESS — Sharpening specialist Mark Bradshaw advances business at a steady clip

By LYNN LOFTON There’s FEW THINGS more frustrating than a pair of dull cutting shears, especially if you’re a hair stylist or barber. Mark Bradshaw’s goal is to take care of that problem with his Better Edge, a sideline business he opened last year. A sharpening specialist for Eaton Aerospace Engineering, he learned at an […] [...]

Opening doors for entrepreneurs — State’s development centers offer free consulting, coaching and training

By LISA MONTI  The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers, a network of resource centers throughout the state, help entrepreneurs open and grow their businesses with free consulting, coaching and training programs. The resource centers serve as a one-stop shop to help owners do the groundwork for starting out in business and operating profitably once the […] [...]

SBA ‘road show’ promotes innovation, technology

From wire reports WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The tour includes a Mississippi stop in Long Beach during the week of April 27, according to a news […] [...]

Tay’s Barbecue grows its family-style restaurant, catering business in Pascagoula

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS

By Tammy Leytham It’s not the sauce that holds the secret to Tay’s Barbecue. It’s the dry rub. It’s a recipe passed to Ramsay Taylor from his grandfather, Millard, who started the first Tay’s Barbecue after World War II in Columbia, Miss. Ramsay Taylor re-started the family business after graduating from Ole Miss in 2000. […] [...]

Jackson County small businesses prepare for busy shopping season

By Tammy Leytham On a recent November day, Ashley Knecht was preparing her store, Gourmet Gurl, in Pascagoula for its one-year anniversary followed by the Christmas shopping season. She has give-a-ways and food samples planned and has shelves stocked with big sellers — like Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze, coffees and teas. And a new item […] [...]

It’s all about the customers at Delo’s House of Coffee in Gautier

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, coffee, Gautier, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

By TAMMY LEYTHAM GAUTIER — Ask Delorise Nettles what makes a business successful and she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Relationships.” It’s all about knowing your customers, said Nettles, owner of Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee in Gautier. And it’s obvious she does. She chit chats with customers, asks about their school work, encourages their artistic […] [...]

REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: automobiles, Business, Chip Chudy, Mississippi, transportation

The husband-and-wife team of Chip and Wendy Chudy are living the American dream. They have parlayed their love for automobiles and the art of the deal into Motorcars of Jackson, offering fine, pre-owned vehicles that have found buyers all over the nation and the world. Now, the couple is looking to launch a new chapter […] [...]

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY — Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely has the flavor among 200+ choices

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Beef Jerky, Business, Flowood, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

Don’t let the sign on the front of the building fool you. Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors — from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub. However, the Beef Jerky Outlet that opened about a […] [...]

Olde Towne Drugs open in Brandon

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Spotlight

Dreams do come true — just not always on schedule. Ask Anna Claire Heindl, Pharm.D., owner of the new Olde Towne Drugs on West Government Street in Brandon. She is all smiles these days, and why not. Olde Towne Drugs, which is both a full-service and compounding pharmacy, provides hormone replacement consultation and offers a […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Ink on paper still has its charms for The Book Rack

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Book Rack, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi

While we’ve seen the decline and in some cases (a la Borders Books) the demise of the big chain bookstore, there has been something of a revival of smaller neighborhood bookshops.  That’s true in the Jackson area, as in many other places.  A good example is the Book Rack, located in the Canton Mart Square […] [...]

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