Posts Tagged ‘small business’

‘NO FEAR’ — Rainbow Co-op says it is prepared for the arrival of Whole Foods

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Rainbow, small business, Whole Foods

By Becky Gillette   The Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative located on Old Canton Road has been a mainstay for shoppers interested in organic and natural foods since 1980. Soon it will be facing competition from one of the biggest natural food chains in the country, Whole Foods, which is building a 30,000-square-foot store in Highland […] [...]

Business league busy in Madison County — Organization plays vital role supporting economic growth

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Collins, Jan, Madison, Mississippi, small business

By Lynn Lofton The Madison County Business League has been a busy group since it was created in 2008 and has grown to 135 members. A privately funded 501(c)(6) non-profit economic development stakeholder and support organization, it plays a vital role in this rapidly growing metro county. “The MCBL provides the Madison County Economic Development […] [...]

Hiring increasing — ever so slightly

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, small business

» Mississippi agencies see more professional, clerical type jobs available By Lisa Monti  Employment agencies across Mississippi say they are getting mixed messages about the economic recovery in the state based on their own track record of supplying staff to a variety of employers. But they do see slight improvement and are hopeful for better […] [...]

MBJ Sept 27 Digital Edition

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NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a […] [...]

State applies for SHOP insurance marketplace

JACKSON — On Aug. 28, the United States Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations that will now allow states to apply to operate a state-based free market Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace. “Mississippi is in a position to begin operation of a free market SHOP marketplace in the first quarter of […] [...]

SBA offering disaster loans to those affected by late freeze

SOUTH 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 George, Greene, Jackson and Wayne counties as a result of frost and freezing on March 25-29, 2013. Under […] [...]

Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream started out just for family

Hugh Balthrop says he just started making ice cream in his kitchen for his kids. Then for the rest of his family. Then his friends. Today, the Clarksdale entrepreneur is having pints of his acclaimed Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream delivered all over the state: From upscale restaurants in Greater Memphis to coffee shops and caterers […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available to victims of spring freeze

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration 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 freeze on March 25-29. The disaster declaration includes Amite, Carroll, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, […] [...]

Two companies graduate from MSET incubator at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) recently graduated two companies from their incubator program at Stennis Space Center. DQSI, is a woman-owned, 8(a), small disadvantaged firm that specializes in information technology and GIS, document management and seismic digitization, construction and environmental consulting. Melhcorp builds electronics systems, particularly for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) […] [...]

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