Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Rick Estel finds success through strong customer relationships

by Martin Willoughby Published: October 15,2012

Tags: automotive repair, entrepreneurship, Rick Estel, Rick's Pro Truck

Thank you for your business. You could have gone anywhere, and yet you chose us. We appreciate that!” I took note of this heartfelt statement by a recent vendor that I was dealing with. He was right. I could have gone anywhere, but I chose to do business with his company. Consumers in today’s world […] [...]

SBA-backed disaster loans available due to drought

ACROSS 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 Mississippi as a result of the drought. This SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Bolivar, Calhoun, Coahoma, […] [...]

Mississippi State gets another grant for University Center

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s College of Business is receiving an additional $650,000 grant to leverage university resources for economic development. The award from the federal Economic Development Administration will enable the university to continue housing a University Center, an entity designed as a resource for entrepreneurs in rural areas. This grant comes on the […] [...]

SBA offering loans to more drought-stricken counties

BENTON COUNTY and MARSHALL COUNTY — 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 Benton and Marshall counties in Mississippi as a result of the drought. Under this declaration, […] [...]

Mississippi Leaders: John Lewis

by Martin Willoughby Published: July 29,2012

Tags: entrepreneurship, John Lewis, Security Card Services Inc.

Scott Shane, a professor and author of “Illusions of Entrepreneurship”, shares in his book the actual statistics on new business failure rates. The analysis was over a 10-year period revealed that over 50 percent of businesses fail within five years of launching and over 70 percent had closed their doors within ten years. This data […] [...]

SBA offering disaster loans in four southern counties

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that 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 as a result of drought that began Jan. 3. The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Hancock, […] [...]

Livingston Farm’s Kuiper making most of entrepreneurial spirit

by Martin Willoughby Published: May 13,2012

Tags: entrepreneurship, Howard Stevenson, Lisa Kuiper, Livingston Springs Farms

Entrepreneurial leaders push the boundaries and take calculated risks to pursue their passions. Without these bold and courageous people, we would not have the benefit of so many of the innovations that we take for granted today. I came across an interesting definition of entrepreneurship that struck a chord with me. Almost 40 years ago […] [...]

Bryant taps Barksdale as interim MDA director

JACKSON — Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi’s economic development agency. “One of the world’s best entrepreneurs will be the next director of the Mississippi Development Authority and that man is Jim Barksdale,” Bryant said. Bryant said he wants Barksdale to […] [...]

Businesses secure more than $163M in federal contracts

by MBJ Staff Published: November 10,2011

Tags: defense, Entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, federal government, military, minorities, small businesses

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In fiscal year 2011, more than $163.9 million in federal government contracts and modifications were awarded to Mississippi businesses certified in the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) and HUBZone Programs, according to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG). This activity occurred Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. […] [...]

RSDecon showcases new facility at The Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — RSDecon recently hosted an open house of its patented Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) that is produced at the University of Southern Mississippi’s materials science laboratory and business incubator, The Accelerator. RSDecon is a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics’ Healthcare Protective Products Division (HPPD). “I can tell you that one of the major selling […] [...]

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