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Entrepreneurs Corner: How do we stack up?

The business-friendly Mecca most government agencies would have you believe is Mississippi may not be the case Mississippi is a large state with outstanding natural resources, an excellent mid-South strategic location with an attractive transportation network, strong cultural foundations, great beaches and a mild climate. We have a willing workforce, good agriculture and manufacturing facilities, excellent universities and, of course, ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Finding a way to help develop state’s aspiring entrepreneurs

Holsapple nurtures new business at Venture Incubator According to Merriam-Webster, an incubator may be “an apparatus by which eggs are hatched artificially,” or it could be “an organization or place that aids the development of new business ventures especially by providing low-cost commercial space, management assistance, or shared services.” One might see these two functions as not dissimilar.  In a ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Smooth transition expected in MCEE’s changing of the guard

Economic education group works with teachers, students After years of success and accomplishment at the helm of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, Pam Smith is passing the president’s baton to Selena Swartzfager. Under Pam’s tenure, the programs at MCEE have risen to second best in the United States. The programs have touched 5600 teachers in the past six years, ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Excellence in real world and classroom

Hopper learns the ropes, starts successful business as Petal High School senior In a previous column, I wrote about the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (Mscee.org), and the good work they’re doing in schools around the state. Coming from nowhere, MCEE has emerged as one of the top programs in the country, in terms of providing advanced economic training to ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner — Hollen: Passion, self-discipline keys to success

Former newspaper executive now finds himself running his own small business The entrepreneurial bug often makes itself felt early in life.  That wasn’t the case with Phil Hollen, however. For a good part of his life, Phil pursued a career in marketing and management in the publishing industry, working with major companies and publications in the West, Northeast and Southeast, ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Entrepreneur of the heart

Change in career path has been truly rewarding for Karen Wilkins While it often strikes early in life, the entrepreneurial bug can bite at any time in life.  That was true of Karen Wilkins, president of SafeHeart Health Screens of Hattiesburg. In a recent meeting, Karen described how her life’s journey led her to start SafeHeart. “I grew up in New ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Tewes has learned by doing

Driving force behind Car Care Clinic has always been a driven person Like other entrepreneurs, Bob Tewes got his start early.  Beginning at the age of 13, he began working part-time in his father’s business in the automotive services business, and he has never looked back. “My entrepreneurial education was to learn by doing,” he said in a recent conversation. ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Adapt and conquer

Pollock knows where he stands and enjoys his business and his life Adam Pollock has been a lifelong entrepreneur who has learned to roll with the punches, adapt, and pursue his dreams. Starting at 13 years of age, working in his father’s store, Pollock spent many years in the jewelry business, learning every aspect of the business “from the ground ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: From delivery boy to owner

Buening made the climb up the ladder by the time he was 19 years old Craig Beuning is something of the quintessential entrepreneur: someone who started in business when he was very  young, found success, and then traveled down many other roads through the years. Having grown up in Minnesota, Beuning and a friend decided to head for warmer climes ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: An entrepreneurial journey

Monk brings Yazoo City old world businesses in new world packages When I met Michele Monk, owner of Health Integration in Yazoo City, one of my first questions was: “just how the heck did you wind up as a business owner in Yazoo City, Miss.?” The question was a natural response on my part. Michele started her professional life as ...

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