Posts Tagged ‘Small Business Administration’

So, you want to open a home-based business?

So you want to start a home-based business. You’re not alone. The Small Business Administration estimates that more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s home. The SBA notes that Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Ford Motor Company all started as home-based businesses. Those shiny examples aside, there […] [...]

Mississippi ranks sixth in growth of women-owned businesses

Mississippi is ranked sixth in the nation in the growth of women-owned firms between 1997 and 2013, according to American Express OPEN’s 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2013. The report showed that Mississippi had a 77.4 percent growth in the number of women-owned firms between 1997 and 2013. The […] [...]

Poultry farmers lose more than one million birds to storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Poultry growers are reeling from the April 28 tornadoes that caused tremendous damage on farms and the loss of more than a million birds in four Mississippi counties. The Mississippi Board of Animal Health reported that 1,044,800 birds died from the tornadoes or subsequent power outages. Winston, Wayne, Newton and Scott counties […] [...]

Stewart’s a big name in small business

It was apparent to those who voted her Miss Vicksburg High School that Janita R. Stewart was destined to make a mark on the world. Starting with being a student aide for the Vicksburg Corps of Engineers when she was still in high school, Stewart went on to stellar careers first with the Corps and […] [...]

Read October 22 issue of MBJ

REAL ESTATE A look back at Greenville squatting attempts — by Ted Carter SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels— by Ted Carter HOUSING Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January— by Clay Chandler DOWNTOWN JACKSON Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel— by Ted Carter SPORTS Kooky race […] [...]

October 1, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

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Homebuilder fined, ordered to repay SBA $1 million

GULFPORT — A federal judge has ordered homebuilder Victor Planetta Sr. to pay $1 million in restitution and fined him $250,000 for making false statements to get a disaster-relief loan after Hurricane Katrina. Planetta, owner of Planetta Custom Homes in Slidell, La., faced up to five years in prison for providing fraudulent information for a […] [...]

Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services […] [...]

Tornado victims often uninsured

The regions that most need insurance after tornadoes are often the exact places that don't have much of it. [...]

Anderson runs Can’t Be Beat Fence company like her family

Anderson named SBA’s Prime Contractor of the Year People who know Meredith Smith Anderson are probably not surprised at her selection as the Small Business Administration’s Prime Contractor of the Year for Region IV. As the managing member of Can’t Be Beat Fence and Construction, Anderson has led the limited liability company to stability and […] [...]

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