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TECH 21 — Mississippi’s most wanted in technology for 2015

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When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world. Cameron Arcemont, Owner Arc Technologies Arc Technologies was formed in 2004 ...

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Lawmakers, small businesses take steps to blunt IRS rule

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Lisa Cochran, owner of two hair salon and spa shops called The Studio in Hattiesburg, said that she has been helping her employees for years by contributing $50 a month toward their health coverage premiums. Then she saw an article in the Mississippi Business Journal and has taken steps to avoid a calamity. She realized that she ...

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Madison supervisors receptive on conference center proposal

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By TED CARTER Supporters of a Madison County conference center got a green light Monday from county supervisors to begin working with key county officials on ways to cover the $13.8 million to $18 million cost of a 63,000 square-foot center. Supervisors also suggested supporters decide the most suitable location for both the center and a privately funded, 200-room hotel to ...

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Getting even in the metro: Commercial real estate supply & demand reaching equilibrium

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By TED CARTER Metro Jackson’s commercial real estate market is headed toward a balance lost nearly a decade ago in the aftermath of Katrina and the Great Recession that followed a couple years later. The apparent return of market balance to the metro office, industrial, retail and lodging sectors is among the findings in the 2015 Midyear Viewpoint prepared by Integra ...

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Millsaps Community Enrichment Series helps launch entrepreneurs and improve business strategies

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By BECKY GILLETTE  The Millsaps Community Enrichment Series adult education courses don’t provide college credits, but provide something that many might find more valuable such as taking a great business idea from a gleam in the eye to a successful launch of a new business. “I view my role as that of a facilitator,” said Joe Donavan, who teaches several ...

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It’s not ‘if’ a business has a cybersecurity breach, but more likely ‘when’ it will happen

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By LYNN LOFTON  Cyber security is on the minds of business and professional people as issues and threats increase. No sector is immune from these issues. Alisa Chestler, shareholder and chair of the privacy and information security team for the Baker Donelson law firm, says cyber concerns can not be ignored by any type of business. “It affects all businesses,” ...

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BOOK BIZ — A Mississippi father looms large in this funny memoir

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Father’s Day may be behind us already this year, but that’s no reason not to let Harrison Scott Key entertain you with tales (some tall) about both his larger-than-life father and his Mississippi upbringing. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and if you’re of a certain age, you’ll reminisce about the time your own dad brought home a three-wheeler for you and ...

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TODD SMITH — Marketers eye visual content, get view of future

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Last week, we discussed how brands are using visual content more than ever to build marketplace awareness. This week, The Spin Cycle continues diving into the trend. Visual assets help brands tell their stories, and usage will continue to increase. However, recent research indicates there’s a disconnect between the noted importance of visuals and the focus given to them. In ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER — A new way to think about the way you present; More value… for THEM!

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Where is “value” in your sales equation? Where is “value” in your sales presentation? What role does “value” play in building customer loyalty? How does “value” help build solid business relationships? How does value convert selling to buying? How does your prospect PERCEIVE what you’re saying and offering is actually valuable to THEM? ANSWER: Your value proposition needs to define ...

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(VIDEO) ALAN TURNER — Regions Bank knocks one out of the park

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Regions Bank has just been recognized as the No. 1 bank in the United States in the Banking Reputation Rankings, which are published by the Reputation Institute and American Banker Magazine.  That’s a definite home run for the regional bank, especially when compared with where things stood in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. I met ...

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