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Small Business Boot Camp participants march forward

David Henson provided participants in Small Business Boot Camp a textbook case study of how to succeed in business. Well, it was as textbook as business success can be since each endeavor usually becomes its own case study — no two efforts are identical. Henson and two of his officers at Tupelo-based Henson Sleep Relief Inc. (HSR) spoke March 4 ...

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Magnolia Clipping: scissors, glue sticks — and cutting-edge tech

Magnolia Clipping and Broadcast Monitoring Service Inc. started out some 70 years ago as a home-based, family-owned press clippings business employing a handful of workers. Today, Magnolia offers both press clippings and broadcast monitoring and employs nearly 40 workers at its state-of-the-art facility in Ridgeland, branch office in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and satellite offices across Mississippi. Some things remain unchanged. Magnolia ...

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Secrets of success? Late nights, a lot of weekends

Holmes Specialty Advertising (HSA) got off the ground in 2003, and has soared ever since. Owned by brothers Derek and Jaret Holmes, the Clinton-based promotional products business has experienced exponential growth the last five years. “We’re 35% ahead of where we were this time last year,” Derek Holmes says, adding that the company has doubled every year since 2003. Those ...

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Lazy Magnolia brewing and now bottling success around state

In 2004, two young engineers in Hancock County started Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company with a dream and a desire to make specialty beer. Four years later, Mark and Leslie Henderson’s microbrewery is proudly producing Mississippi-brewed and bottled beer, the state’s first and only bottling microbrewery since Prohibition. Their beer is sold in many outlets in all Mississippi counties where beer ...

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