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Small Business Spotlight: A Complete Flag Source

A true flag-flying patriot Business is a labor of love for the McIntyres A Complete Flag Source, which is set to move in several weeks to a new location outfitted with a showroom, storage and office space, comes from a much more humble beginning. The shop was originally operated inside a small enterprise called Jac Mac Ice Plant Co. as ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Harry Mayer Clothiers

40 years of family service Son and namesake running the business just like his dad The late Harry Mayer Sr. immigrated to the United States from Germany at 17. He couldn’t speak a word of English when he settled with relatives in Meridian. But after working for 34 years at a local department store, Mayer opened his own shop, Harry ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Walkabout

One foot in front of the other New technology could change the way we look at our own health A new company with a Mississippi base can help businesses up their bottom line by improving the health of their workers. Walkabout Technologies helps businesses manage healthcare costs by managing health risks of its employees, said Elynn Fish, director of business development. “We ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Delta Grind, Water Valley

Tatums find their way in making ground products, like grits, polenta and corn meal Becky and John Tatum were working in a restaurant that was due to close when they first heard about an opportunity that interested them. A friend was ready to retire from a homemade grit-making business that began in 2001, and the Tatums were intrigued by the ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Crossroads Pottery, Baldwyn

Crossroads Pottery finds plenty of buyers After two years of building their pottery business, two sisters, Sheila Hall and Anita Sandlin, took a leap of faith, quit their jobs and began working full-time on Crossroads Pottery in their hometown of Baldwyn. Hall quit her job in the spring of 2007, and Sandlin followed suit that fall. “I quit when I ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Kinkade's Fine Clothing, Ridgeland

Clothing store owner got his start at Alexander’s in Oxford For Keith Kinkade, owning and operating a men’s clothing store is as much about maintaining friendships as it is about offering quality men’s clothing. “It’s really about making friends,” Kinkade said. “If it’s just about making a sale — that’s a place a business should never be.” Kinkade first learned ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Butterfly Yoga, Jackson

The grand success of Butterfly Yoga was a surprise even to its founder One student showed up for the first class offered by Butterfly Yoga in 2002, and eight years later the studio has eight teachers and more than 200 students. Scotta Brady opened the Jackson studio hoping to fill a gap that she felt was missing at other metropolitan studios. ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Morgan Sartain, Personal Trainer

Personal trainer finds niche with busy businessmen, housewives by going to them Morgan Sartain, 28, has started a business designed to help clients get into shape without hitting the gym. Her business isn’t built on a fad diet or some new-fangled workout equipment. It’s based on tried-and-true workout techniques: weight training and cardio workouts, but they’re done from the comfort ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Crave, Cleveland

Former A La Carte owner teams with Gaines for new Delta restaurant With a sleek décor, unique gifts, specialty gourmet foods, an espresso bar, dozens of cupcakes and other treats, Crave is quickly becoming a favorite place to dine or lounge in Cleveland. Open since November, Crave is the brainchild of a partnership between Charlotte Skelton and Stan Gaines. Skelton ...

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Serendipity led Franklin to success at Ellie James

Women’s clothing store is one of the hottest places to shop in Oxford That Lacey Franklin is the owner of the retail shop Ellie James in Oxford took a little bit of serendipity. Franklin, 25 and a 2007 journalism graduate from the University of Mississippi, took a part-time job at the Ellie James boutique on the Oxford Square in August ...

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