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A Q&A with the SBA

(Q) Media reports and some surveys in the last six months say it seems business lending is resurgent in most parts of the country.  Would you say that is true for Mississippi small business lending? (A) Yes, there has been a resurgence for small business lending as a whole. Lending in Mississippi thus far this Fiscal Year (October 2013 through ...

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Q&A: Eddie Smith, Co-founder, Tremoto

Eddie Smith is co-founder of Tremoto. He and business partner, Rob McIver, have just received their patent for a leaning vehicle suspension system that allows their retrofitted, three-wheeled motorcycles to ride with the feel of a traditional motorcycle. Smith earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and works as a stamping engineer for Nissan in Canton. Q ...

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Q&A: Brooks Mosley, President, Independent Pensions Solutions

Brooks Mosley is president of Jackson-based Independent Pensions Solutions, a retirement plan administrator catering to small companies in the region. IPS is a subsidiary of Security Ballew that oversees more than 7,000 participants in 250 plans and specializes in teaching small business owners about changes in 401(k) plan administration, including new rules taking effect in 2012. Mosley is a Starkville ...

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Q&A: Bo Pentecost, Solve Design Studio, Ridgeland

Working to dispel some of the great myths of our society Bo Pentecost is owner of Solve Design Studio in Ridgeland. He earned a degree in computer art from the University of Mississippi along with minors in business, journalism and music. Pentecost is passionate about design and marketing and serves on the board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce ...

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Q&A: Brad McMullan, President, Buy From A Christian, LLC

McMullan has built business that now serves 135 countries Jackson resident and former WAPT anchor Brand McMullan is the co-founder and now full-time president of Buy From A Christian, LLC, the parent company of faith-based e-commerce site bfac.com. The site, which now has visitors from 135 countries and 50 states, ranks No. 1 out of 500 million results in Google ...

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Q&A: Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth, President, St. Dominic Health Services

She may be retiring, but Sister Dorthea will keep on working In January president of St. Dominic Health Services Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth will step down from the leadership role she has held since 1995, remaining active as a board member for the organization and fund-raiser for St. Dominic’s Foundation. Sister Dorothea earned a bachelor’s degree in arts from Marycrest College ...

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Q&A: Clifton Osbon, President, Transcript Pharmacy Inc.

Jackson-based company made Inc. 5000 list again this year Clifton Osbon is president of Jackson-based Transcript Pharmacy Inc., which made the Inc. 5000 list again this year as one of the fastest-growing privately owned U.S. businesses. The company ranked No. 116 in the health industry and earned approximately $25.2 million in revenues in 2010. Osbon earned a pharmacy degree from ...

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Q&A: Doug & Susan Williams, Owners, Jackson-based Kalalou

Couple turns vision into money-making formula during recession For 25 years Doug and Susan Williams have operated a Jackson-based company now called Kalalou. Their most significant business achievement to date is growing their business 80 percent during the recession. Kalalou sells 1,500 hand-made glass, wood, twig, iron and ceramic products from nine countries to 10,000 retail stores. The company, formerly ...

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Q&A: Porter and Sonya Ross, Owners, Family Place Builders

Porters find a career and a business by building their own house In 2007 Porter and Sonya Ross began Family Place Builders, a Jackson-based remodeling and construction company. Porter, who has a degree in computer science from Jackson State University and an electronics background, put his skills to work serving Mississippi residents in need of home rehabilitation work, and Sonya ...

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Q&A: David White, CEO, MorganWhiteGroup

Morgan celebrating 25 years as company makes strides David White, CEO of MorganWhiteGroup, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company he started with John Morgan in 1986. MorganWhite recently made the Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the country’s top 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies. MorganWhite provides insurance brokerage and administrative and marketing services to companies in 30 states and has 140 ...

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