Posts Tagged ‘small business’

WILLOUGHBY: Customer focused — Frank Fair grows business

A friend of mine shared a quote that has stuck with me, “Salespeople and bartenders make the world go round; the rest of us are just bystanders.” I share this quote in jest to emphasize the point that the ability to sell your product or service is CRITICAL. While this may seem obvious, I have […] [...]

Innovate provides startup support

by Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, small business

By becky Gillette I contributor mbj@msbusiness.com   Mississippi’s efforts to create a positive climate for new startup companies and in advanced manufacturing earned it two top five in the nation rankings this past year. Mississippi was ranked fifth in the nation for the most business startup activity in 2012, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman […] [...]

MBJ February 21st Digital Edition

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SBA disaster loans available due to 2013 drought

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 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 located in Mississippi as a result of drought between Aug. 27 and Oct. 21, 2013. The disaster declaration includes Attala, Bolivar, […] [...]

SBA disaster loans available for storm victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding business owners in Mississippi that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 11-12, 2013. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) up to […] [...]

SBA approves new Community Advantage lender

GULFPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation (GCRC) as a lender in the Community Advantage Loan program. “This will provide the much needed financing to small businesses in underserved communities in Mississippi to help in their development and growth,” said Janita R. Stewart, district director of the SBA […] [...]

New business accused of stealing from cemeteries to build inventory

CORINTH — Three people who authorities say planned to open a florist shop with items stolen from a local cemeteries have been arrested by Alcorn County deputies. Sheriff’s department investigator Reggie Anderson tells the Daily Corinthian that the three were arrested after a tip from the public. Each was charged this past week with destroying […] [...]

HCC incubator adds new start-up company owned by college staff

UTICA — The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus Business Incubation Center has added its newest business, D&J Solutions. The desktop publishing/events consultant company is owned and operated by Utica Campus employees Diana Brown, library assistant, and Joyce Woodhouse, administrative assistant. Brown says she and Woodhouse had been providing the services out of their homes for over […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available due to rain, flooding

ACROSS 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 located in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The disaster declaration […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Keeping it in the family — Aden follows father’s lead

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, small business

As baby boomers continue to retire and transition family-owned businesses, there will be many families trying to navigate the challenges of generational business transfers. One of the real challenges of being a second-generation business leader is standing in the shadow of your parent who founded the company. As I have worked with business owners through […] [...]

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