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BBB seats directors

The Better Business Bureau has named its 2013 executive board of directors. They are: chairman, James Finley, The Growth Coach, Jackson; chair-elect, Jeff Taylor, Two Men and a Truck, Ridgeland; treasurer, Mike Allen, ShoppingBargains.com, West Point; secretary, Foster Ellis Jr., General Maintenance Systems, Jackson; and, immediate past chair, Patricia Rucker, Entergy Mississippi, Madison.

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Finding upside in a down economy

A diverse lineup of companies navigated their way into this year’s Mississippi 100 listing. Some took well-traveled routes to reach the list while others found somewhat less conventional ways to get there. However, they all shared an inhospitable economic climate that added gravity to each decision and step along the way. Some Mississippi companies cut workforce or shut down some ...

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Self-employment assistance bill dies at deadline

A bill that had significant support from some of the state’s most influential business groups was among the casualties of last week’s committee deadline. Senate Bill 2770 would have made those who are unemployed and who are in the process of starting a small business eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits. It died in the House Labor Committee after clearing ...

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Q&A: Jim Finley, Owner/coach, The Growth Coach

Coaching them up Finley brings big-business background to small business services Early in his career, it appeared Jim Finley was destined to work in big business. He held management/executive positions with Ford Motor Company and DaimlerChrysler before establishing Craft-Co, an automotive parts manufacturer in Morton. However, Finley went on to form The Growth Coach in Jackson, serving as both “coach” ...

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