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HCC incubator adds new start-up company owned by college staff

UTICA — The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus Business Incubation Center has added its newest business, D&J Solutions. The desktop publishing/events consultant company is owned and operated by Utica Campus employees Diana Brown, library assistant, and Joyce Woodhouse, administrative assistant. Brown says she and Woodhouse had been providing the services out of their homes for over […] [...]

NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a […] [...]

SBA offering disaster loans to those affected by late freeze

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in George, Greene, Jackson and Wayne counties as a result of frost and freezing on March 25-29, 2013. Under […] [...]

TURNER: Mike Ward expanding his business throughout the Magnolia State

Although his company has grown up in St. Louis, Mike Ward, president and CEO of Project Management Solutions Group, still has some roots in Mississippi. Now, he wants to expand his business to the Magnolia State. His company takes on government and private sector project management assignments, and he’s worked with the Veterans Administration, the […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available to victims of spring freeze

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of freeze on March 25-29. The disaster declaration includes Amite, Carroll, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, […] [...]

Entrepreneurs want ordinance change to add micro-brewery

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau and his son want to open a rum micro-distillery in the building that formerly housed King’s Tavern bar in Natchez. First, Charboneau must get the city to amend its ordinances to allow for micro-distilleries. Charboneau tells the Natchez Democrat if the change can be made, he’d like to open the micro-distillery […] [...]

Local Main Street programs earn national accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Main Street Association cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, […] [...]

NFIB survey finds optimism in economy rising, but…

WASHINGTON — After last month’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Index of Small Business Optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. In April’s report, four Index components rose, two fell and six were unchanged. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as […] [...]

Deadline approaching for post-tornado loans from SBA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages due to the severe storms and tornadoes April 11-12. The deadline to apply for physical damage is June 17. Low-interest disaster loans are available in the following counties: Noxubee County […] [...]

SBA publishes interim rule on women-owned business program

WASHINGTON — An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. According to the SBA, the interim final rule allows for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense […] [...]

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