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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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