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Redlaser earns 8(a) program certification from SBA

July 1, 2014

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The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mississippi District Office has certified Redlaser Technology Inc. into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program 8(a) program. The 8(a) program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses. Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training, matchmaking opportunities […]

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Six business proposals win at Startup Weekend

May 22, 2014

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All eyes will be on a half-dozen winning ideas to see if the entrepreneurs behind those plans can get their businesses started. Innovate Mississippi held Startup Weekend Jackson May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that operates worldwide and provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to […]

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MSU student wins first place for fishing gear business

May 16, 2014

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Entrepreneurship can be like fishing — sometimes you don’t get even a nibble and sometimes you land a lunker. Indeed, one local college student might have just caught a world-beater. Mississippi State University wildlife and fisheries major Charles Parker hooked the $10,000 first place prize during MSU’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship Week […]

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Event to look at tomorrow’s Oxford

October 1, 2013

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An economic development organization is putting the future of its community on the front burner today. On Oct. 15, the Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation will host an event that will examine the future of Oxford in the arena of entrepreneurship and technology growth. The event, hosted by the EDF’s Entrepreneurial Alliance and Innovate […]

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New SBA lending initiative puts veterans on entrepreneur pathway

May 21, 2013

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years. Oftentimes, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. […]

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Is Barksdale’s lack of economic development a concern?

January 5, 2012

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There were many names in the rumor mill as possible candidates for the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Jim Barksdale was not one of them. However, Gov.-elect Phil Bryant yesterday announced Barksdale as his choice as interim MDA director. Barksdale would succeed Leland Speed, who has also been serving in an interim […]

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Miss. leaders focus on startups for job growth

November 27, 2011

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Economic downtown is a great time for startups to begin and flourish Dynamism in the economy comes from new businesses, but the bad news is new business creation has dropped over the past five years. However, Americans can take comfort in the fact that “50 percent of our largest companies today were founded in either […]

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