Small Business Spotlight: Burgers & Blues

Appetite is necessary at this joint Stamps puts his stamp on another successful restaurant in metro area Tucked just blocks away from the teeming thoroughfare of County Line Road in Ridgeland, Burgers & Blues is off to a swinging start. Owner Al Stamps is already a familiar face to Jackson foodies, thanks to his award-winning restaurant […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Café Mike’s of Corinth

From dream to reality Couple makes success in Northeast Mississippi A Chicago couple’s dream has turned into a culinary boon for one North Mississippi city. In 16 years since moving from the Chicago suburbs to Corinth, Marcia and the late Mike Guare’s small barbecue joint has turned into a thriving café serving pizza, salads, appetizers, sandwiches […] [...]


Hobby turns into a success story Goodnight says six days a week and sometimes on Sundays is not too much for something you love Having sold the family furniture business in 1997 after 23 years in operation, Linda Goodnight needed a hobby. Her brother and his wife bought her a candle-making kit from a hobby […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Lann Hardware, Aberdeen

A history in hardware The Lann family has been serving the people in and around Aberdeen for 130 years For more than 130 years, the Lann family in Aberdeen has been in the hardware business. The original store opened in 1879 with Capt. H.J.B. Lann and a man named Carter as the founders. “Capt. Lann […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Cowboy Corner, Southaven

Keeping it in the family Tacketts continue to maintain relationships with generations of customers Charles Tackett’s father, George Tackett, opened a small saddle and leather repair shop in 1957 on Summer Avenue in Memphis. The shop remains in the family and in business today on Goodman Road in Southaven. The elder Tackett grew up on […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: A Complete Flag Source

A true flag-flying patriot Business is a labor of love for the McIntyres A Complete Flag Source, which is set to move in several weeks to a new location outfitted with a showroom, storage and office space, comes from a much more humble beginning. The shop was originally operated inside a small enterprise called Jac […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Delta Grind, Water Valley

Tatums find their way in making ground products, like grits, polenta and corn meal Becky and John Tatum were working in a restaurant that was due to close when they first heard about an opportunity that interested them. A friend was ready to retire from a homemade grit-making business that began in 2001, and the […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Crossroads Pottery, Baldwyn

Crossroads Pottery finds plenty of buyers After two years of building their pottery business, two sisters, Sheila Hall and Anita Sandlin, took a leap of faith, quit their jobs and began working full-time on Crossroads Pottery in their hometown of Baldwyn. Hall quit her job in the spring of 2007, and Sandlin followed suit that […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Butterfly Yoga, Jackson

The grand success of Butterfly Yoga was a surprise even to its founder One student showed up for the first class offered by Butterfly Yoga in 2002, and eight years later the studio has eight teachers and more than 200 students. Scotta Brady opened the Jackson studio hoping to fill a gap that she felt was […] [...]

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