Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Deadline approaching for SBA disaster recovery assistance

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought that began on July 31, […] [...]

SBA assistance deadline nears for drought victims

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 1 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 1, 2012. The SBA’s […] [...]

City looks to honor former Catfish Alley business owners

COLUMBUS — Columbus Mayor Robert Smith says the city hopes to place a monument to honor the black men and women who operated businesses on Fourth Street South between Main Street and College Street, commonly known as Catfish Alley. Smith tells The Commercial Dispatch plans are for a mid-April dedication. The city is spending $25,000 […] [...]

Banks honored for regional small business lending

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank have received a combined eight national and regional Greenwich Excellence Awards in Small Business and Middle Market Banking for 2012. According to a news release, the two Gulf South financial institutions were among the top six percent of eligible organizations to earn the coveted Greenwich Associates recognition, which […] [...]

Deadline approaching for SBA drought-related assistance

DESOTO COUNTY and MARSHALL COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that March 18 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in DeSoto and Marshall counties as a result of the […] [...]

SBA offering two emergency programs to storm victims

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Small Business Administration assistance is now available after the Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began Feb. 10 in South Mississippi. The disaster declaration covers Forrest and Lamar counties in Mississippi, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small […] [...]

Kasper chosen as director

by MBJ Staff Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Chase Kasper, entrepreneurship, University of Southern Mississippi

Chase Kasper will become the director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Technology Development, effective Feb. 1. Before accepting the Southern Miss post, Kasper served as associate director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at Mississippi State University. He has been involved with technology licensing, intellectual property management and technology transfer […] [...]

Innovation to encounter ‘real-world’ market tests at Startup Weekend

by Ted Carter Published: January 11,2013

Tags: entrepreneurship, Innovate Mississippi, startup companies, technology, venture capital

Aspiring technology entrepreneurs and their more established counterparts are starting the New Year with a “Startup Weekend” Jan. 18-20 at Millsaps College in Jackson. Innovate Mississippi, formerly the Mississippi Technology Alliance, hopes the 54 hours of entrepreneurial brainstorming and mentoring builds on the success of last year’s Startup Weekend. February’s Start-up event drew 73 participants […] [...]

Utilities extend incentive plan to small businesses

by MBJ Staff Published: December 12,2012

Tags: agency, electricity, energy, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, natural gas, power, small business, state, utility

JACKSON — Electric and natural gas utility companies doing business in Mississippi have submitted extensions of their Small Business Rate Incentive Plans, according to a release from Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. Bentz originally put these plans into place in 2011. Incentive plans filed by Mississippi Power Company, Entergy Mississippi, Atmos Energy Corporation, CenterPoint Energy […] [...]

Commissioner pushing for extension of utilities’ incentives

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is encouraging four of Mississippi’s major electric and gas utilities to extend small business rate incentives for another year. Incentives provided by Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power Company, CenterPoint Energy Resources and Wilmut Gas & Oil Company are set to expire Dec. 31. Atmos Energy Corporation has a similar […] [...]

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