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State adds to STEPS program

JACKSON — The Mississippi STEPS program will expand this summer to subsidize youth jobs and aid entrepreneurs opening their own businesses, Governor Haley Barbour announced yesterday. This summer, two spin-off programs, Summer STEPS and STEPS New Start, will maximize the $43 million the state received for jobs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The original jobs initiative, the Mississippi ...

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Being an entrepreneur is a way of life

Entrepreneurship is a way of life.  It is a way of viewing the world.  Jim Collins, best-selling author and business guru, summed it up well in an interview in Inc.:  “We all make choices about how we live our lives. You can take a paint-by-numbers approach, or you can start with a blank canvas. When you paint by numbers, the ...

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AITP to recognize Bomgar

The Jackson Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will honor Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of the Bomgar Corporation, at its annual awards dinner to be held Jan. 19. The “Mississippian of the Year” award recognizes one individual each year that has succeeded in the advancement of technology and recognizes their efforts in promoting a positive of the ...

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Extension to offer NxLevel program

HATTIESBURG — People wanting to start a business or generate more profit in an existing one can participate in a seminar series the Mississippi State University Extension Service is providing through an entrepreneurial network. Extension will present NxLevel for Entrepreneurs, a training module from NxLevel Education that empowers men and women to be better decision-makers and managers. The program is ...

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GrowDelta to hold another event

CLARKSDALE — The GrowDelta Initiative is slated to host its second event this year Dec. 5 at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The non-profit organization, founded by Charles Noble, Ph.D., and Emily Broad, JD, is a collaboration of community leaders, businesspeople, citizens from around the state and others who are looking to preserve the character of ...

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Nominations sought for invention competition

HATTIESBURG — Noetic Technologies Inc. is now accepting entries for the sixth-annual “Invent Your Future!” competition. Invent Your Future is the invention competition featuring a total of $20,000 in cash prizes as well as in-kind prizes. The technology-oriented competition is designed to identify innovative ideas in Mississippi and the surrounding region, and to foster their commercial potential. The deadline for ...

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DSU to talk with business owners

CLEVELAND — Delta State University’s College of Business and the Chair of Entrepreneurship in Business Technology will present “Conversations with Entrepreneurs,” a lecture series designed to showcase the Delta’s entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. The first presentation of the series will be held Sept. 17, from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Baioni Conference Center of Broom Hall. The “Conversations” ...

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DSU to host women/minorities conference

CLEVELAND — Delta State University’s Center for Community and Economic Development, the College of Business’ Small Business Development Center and the Office of Procurement and AmeriCorps VISTA Project A.S.S.E.T.S. will serve as hosts to the first Business Conference for Women and Minorities Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. in the State Room of the H.L. Nowell Union on ...

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