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JOSH MABUS — Try not to suck

Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe and Indiegogo are a little overblown these days, but the idea at their core is a question all businesses need to address: Are people willing to pay for my product or business? I’ve seen so many entrepreneurs spend years investing in products and businesses that have no place in the market. Last week, we talked ...

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WENDY MULLINS: Crowd funding comes in flavors

So what if I told you that soon you will be able to try your hand at raising up to $1 million dollars ($2 million in limited circumstances) by pitching your small business idea over the Internet?  Good news — crowd funding is expected to arrive in Mississippi in late May.  If you aren’t familiar with crowd funding, it is ...

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Vicksburg company elevates a camping revolution

Robert Rhett found a way to keep his camping gear high and dry, and in the process may have gotten a company off the ground. Rhett, a Vicksburg native and resident, started Sierra Madre Research in 2010 to create what he called “a better camping hammock,” designed to provide elevated support for a camper and his gear. The idea, Rhett ...

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‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, Hoggatt posted a link to ...

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