Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

by Lisa Monti Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, restaurants, retail

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening. The response caught her by surprise. “One hundred people came in that night,” she said. “It was the first time I ran out of […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Learn how eight successful CEOs ran their companies in good times and bad

by For the MBJ Published: April 7,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, Outsiders, Warren Buffet, William N. Thorndike Jr.

Suppose someone asked you to name the most successful chief executive officer of the last 50 years. There’s a good chance you’d answer Jack Welch, who served as CEO of General Electric for 20 years (1981 to 2001). Welch became famous for his brash, no-nonsense style of management, his tough attitude and his relentless focus […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Music is Dennis Sankovich’s profession and passion

by Martin Willoughby Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, business. entrepreneur, Mississippi

I believe one of Mississippi’s real opportunities is to leverage its rich culture. Around the state there are individuals, groups and organizations who are trying to make their communities richer through the arts and education. One of Mississippi’s notable success stories in this area is the Mississippi State University Riley Center located in the heart […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: In serarch of — and avoidance of — uniformity

by Phil Hardwick Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, economic development, Mississippi

What would you do if another state barred the sale of your products after having approved them for years and years even though other states allowed the sale of your products? Depending on the volume and sales of those products you might complain to state officials, contact your Congressional office or even file a lawsuit. […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Tax code, meet today’s reality

by For the MBJ Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, finances, Mississippi, taxes

As springtime blooms and a seemingly never-ending winter fades, a noteworthy but broadly overlooked set of tax proposals was released by the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington. These serve as an opening bid on how Republicans view the future of the Internal Revenue Code. They are interesting as much for what they say […] [...]

Ship Island Excursions: A captain’s job is constant

by Lisa Monti Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Harrison County, Mississippi

It rained part of opening weekend for Ship Island Excursions spring season, briefly interrupting ferry trips between Gulfport and the popular barrier island. Weather — anything from high wind to a hurricane — can disrupt the Skrmetta family business that dates back to 1926. “We’re constantly watching the weather,” said Capt. Louis Skrmetta. “We don’t […] [...]

State to end sales tax on interest paid on store-financed merchandise

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, Politics, taxes

Toting the note just got easier for Mississippi car dealers and other merchants who finance their customers’ purchases. Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of House Bill 260 Tuesday puts a July 1 end to sales taxes on interest and other finance charges at buy-here-pay-here retail locations, including auto dealerships and furniture and appliance stores that arrange […] [...]

FAMILY AND HARD WORK: Bruce Patel named SBA’s Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year

by Wally Northway Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Adminstration

This year’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year proves that valuing family and working hard is a winning strategy. Bhupender “Bruce” Patel, CHA, managing principal at Tupelo-based Fusion Hospitality, a turnkey hotel development/management/construction firm, said he was both honored and humbled by the SBA award. “They say when you love […] [...]

MDA’s Entrepreneur Center in new first floor space in Woolfolk

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, money, Politics

The Mississippi Development Authority’s Entrepreneur Center has relocated to the Woolfolk Building’s first-floor in a move designed to make the Center and its resources more accessible to people who want to get a business off the ground. » READ MORE: Entrepreneur Center: Helping you find your corner of commerce Project managers will work from cubicles just […] [...]

Dialing up growth — Juvo Technologies enjoying best of times

by Wally Northway Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

While many companies are still trying to recover from the Great Recession, Juvo Technologies of Hattiesburg is enjoying its best year in its history. In addition to a name change, the telecommunications company has just opened its first office outside of Mississippi and has relocated to a larger corporate headquarters in a historic building in […] [...]

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