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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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For SBA fixed-asset lending, think 504

Mississippi’s small businesses looking to buy land, build a building, physically expand or buy new equipment often turn to the Small Business Administration’s 504 loans. The fixed-asset loans offer fixed rates of from 10 to 20 years in amounts up to $5.5 million. They are administered through a pair of subsidiaries of the state’s regional planning entities: The Central Mississippi ...

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SBA disaster loan application deadline is Monday for Tupelo, Louisville

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Louisville and Tupelo will cease operations at the close of business Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release today. Monday is also the final day to file an SBA Disaster loan application, including homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes for physical damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that ...

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SBA and W20 group launch social media webinar series for small businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of digital communications companies, is launching a five-topic social media webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile marketing. Social media is playing a growing and vital role in the success ...

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SBA, AARP to present entrepreneur business forum on Gulf Coast

The Small Business Administration’s Mississippi District Office and Mississippi AARP will host an Encore Entrepreneur Business Forum from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St. in Gulfport. The free event is targeted at entrepreneurs 50 and over to provide these “encore entrepreneurs” with resources to start or grow a small business. The ...

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SBA guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels

Business lending in Mississippi backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration ended the year in amounts higher than pre-recession 2007, the SBA reports. The agency backed more loans in 2007 — 623 — but the amount of those loans totaled $107 million, compared to fiscal 2012‘s $132.4 million. The SBA guaranteed 442 loans in the fiscal year that ended Sept. ...

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SBA extending direct loans to coastal businesses, residents in wake of Isaac

  Hurricane Isaac’s late August battering of the Mississippi coast has left an estimated 1,500 businesses eligibility for low-cost federal disaster recovery loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition to disaster assistance applications from 1,558 businesses that claim at least some property damage, another 27 businesses that had no physical damage but claim economic injuries have applied ...

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Anderson runs Can’t Be Beat Fence company like her family

Anderson named SBA’s Prime Contractor of the Year People who know Meredith Smith Anderson are probably not surprised at her selection as the Small Business Administration’s Prime Contractor of the Year for Region IV. As the managing member of Can’t Be Beat Fence and Construction, Anderson has led the limited liability company to stability and multi-state growth. Click here to ...

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IMS Engineers has grown from three to 189 employees since being launched in 1996

Firm’s CEO named SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year It is no wonder that John D. Calhoun, Ph.D., CEO of Integrated Management Services (IMS) Engineers in Jackson, was recently selected as Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Under Calhoun’s leadership, IMS Engineers in Jackson has grown from a three-person staff in 1996 ...

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