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SBA accepting nominations for annual awards

JACKSON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion Awards. Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week. The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards at the state and national ...

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Redlaser earns 8(a) program certification from SBA

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 with federal buyers, opportunities for ...

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Storm victims offered assistance from SBA; center opens

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Residents and businesses affected by severe weather and flooding on April 7–10 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. On April 15, Gov. Phil Bryant requested a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Covington County, and the adjacent counties of Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, ...

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SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter ...

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SBA approves new Community Advantage lender

GULFPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation (GCRC) as a lender in the Community Advantage Loan program. “This will provide the much needed financing to small businesses in underserved communities in Mississippi to help in their development and growth,” said Janita R. Stewart, district director of the SBA in Mississippi. “GCRC and the ...

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Stewart's a big name in small business

It was apparent to those who voted her Miss Vicksburg High School that Janita R. Stewart was destined to make a mark on the world. Starting with being a student aide for the Vicksburg Corps of Engineers when she was still in high school, Stewart went on to stellar careers first with the Corps and most recently with the U.S. ...

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SBA presents ARC Loan proceeds

On March 30, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) district director Janita Stewart presented ARC Loan proceeds to two Simpson County small business owners. The businesses are Ballyhoo Gifts and Douglas Diamonds, and each received loans of $35,000.

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Q&A: Janita Stewart, district director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Hope for small business Stewart offers opinions and advice for small business owners Small businesses are  feeling the squeeze from the current recession and need a boost.  One source of assistance is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which has recently enhanced a number of its programs and added new ones. The Mississippi Business Journal caught up with Janita Stewart, ...

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