Tag Archives: small business

Min Sang armed robbery is troubling

January 21, 2014

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I know my fellow Greenvillians were saddened by the news of an armed robbery at Min Sang Grocery Store, while relieved to hear that the Sue brothers, though wounded, are fine. What is troubling is how long the store on Alexander Street has operated even as the neighborhoods around it have declined, and the blow […]

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

October 10, 2013

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Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets […]

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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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(VIDEO) Mangia Bene’s Jeff Good is the hardest working man in business

September 27, 2013

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If you have ever wondered what it takes to make it as a small business owner, just check out the following video. Instead of sending out one of his underlings, Mangia Bene co-owner Jeff Good dressed up in a pizza man suit (yes, it is hot in there) and worked the crowd for a downtown […]

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Q&A: David Landrum talks about new season for Livingston Farmers Market

May 23, 2013

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Livingston Farmer’s Market kicks off its spring season tonight with a special concert by Grammy-winning country music star Travis Tritt. Located at the corner of Highway 463 & 22 in Madison County the market is open every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The concert starts at 7:00 PM at the Livingston lake and tickets […]

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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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SBA and W20 group launch social media webinar series for small businesses

April 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of digital communications companies, is launching a five-topic social media webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile marketing. Social media is playing a growing and […]

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Small business owner: Tupelo is anti-business

December 3, 2012

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TUPELO — Tupelo business owners are riled up about the city’s crackdown on store signs. They’ve been cited for banners, open signs and flashing signs that don’t meet the city code, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Several say being threatened with fines makes it tough to operate their businesses. Linda Hale says she was […]

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(VIDEO) Horn Lake teenager and creative economist builds flag poles

August 15, 2012

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“I’d love to babysit I just don’t know any babies,” Flagpole Express owner Emily Waldon says. The patriotic 17-year-old creative economist has been building flagpoles for homes, schools, businesses and political campaigns in the Horn Lake community since she was six-years-old. After seeing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the television, Emily asked […]

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SBA to hold loan & credit workshop

July 9, 2012

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Small business owners interested in learning more about credit and business lending can attend an upcoming workshop hosted by Money Management International and the Mississippi office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The seminar will be held July 19 at the SBA District office on the 10th floor of the Regions Plaza on Capitol Street […]

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