Posts Tagged ‘small businesses’

SBA offering disaster loans due to drought, heat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that Aug. 17 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi because of drought and excessive heat that began March 1. These loans are available in Clark, George, Greene, Itawamba, Jackson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Tishomingo and […] [...]

Private nonprofits in line for SBA disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that provide non-critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available in Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties in Mississippi […] [...]

Deadline approaching for SBA disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the flooding that began May 3. The deadline to file an SBA disaster loan application for physical damage is July 11, 2011. The SBA urges those affected […] [...]

Aldridge: Speed’s lawsuit ‘quite upsetting’

by For the MBJ Published: June 10,2011

Tags: ballots, elections, eminent domain, lawsuit, real estate, small businesses, state government, voters, votes

JACKSON — Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, has released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Leland Speed, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, to stop a vote on eminent domain. Speed filed the lawsuit as an individual, not as leader of the MDA. Aldridge wrote: […] [...]

Peoples Bank takes home national SBA award

MENDENHALL — Peoples Bank of Mendenhall recently received the Small 7(a) Lender of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). While portfolio performance played a significant role in the award, the institution’s continued support of small business, especially in underserved communities during challenging economic times was also a major factor. In FY […] [...]

MSET offering assistance to non-Stennis businesses

by For the MBJ Published: May 18,2011

Tags: business incubator, small businesses, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — In order to fuel business development success for clients, Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) has added an Affiliate Program to its existing portfolio of services. The Affiliate Program is a new offering to companies not resident at Stennis Space Center and an expanded feature to companies already resident within MSET facilities located […] [...]

SBA offering disaster recovery assistance to PNPs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that provide services of a governmental nature might be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. The loans are available following a President Obama’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, high […] [...]

More federal disaster aid committed to storm-tossed areas

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has begun accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from those living or working in counties that received a federal disaster declaration because of tornadoes and straight-line winds. President Barack Obama declared 11 Mississippi counties eligible for individual assistance, opening the door to affected workers to receive […] [...]

Anderson named state’s top contractor by SBA

by For the MBJ Published: April 19,2011

Tags: construction, contractors, federal government, small businesses

PERKINSTON — More than 20 small business contractors, federal acquisition executives and business and industry leaders from around the country will come to Washington, D.C., in mid-May to accept awards for excellence in the federal contracting arena. Two small businesses from among regional prime contractors and subcontractors of the year will receive the National Prime […] [...]

Presley to ask utilities for small business-friendly plan

by For the MBJ Published: April 14,2011

Tags: electricity, small businesses, state government, utilities

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that he plans to ask the major corporate utilities in Mississippi to submit their ideas to the Public Service Commission to create incentives to help small business owners to open, expand and create jobs. Presley will hold a conference call tomorrow with representatives of the […] [...]

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