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Helping Mississippi Businesses Launch, Grow and Succeed

Mississippi Small Business Development Center - Transforming Mississippi One Small Business at a Time

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Online Webinars to help your Business Grow

Even during these uncertain times, you can benefit from expert training online.

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COVID-19 Resources

Are you a business impacted by COVID-19? We are open and here to help you get the resources you need.

What We Do

Whether you are a new business with questions about your business plan, or an existing business owner looking to expand into new horizons, our team of business experts is available for no cost counseling.
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We offer a number of free workshops and webinars to help you start and grow your business. Specialist subjects include, how to write a business plan, how to implement technology best practices and everything in between.
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In addition to general advising for new and existing businesses, we also offer expertise in a number of specialty areas such as International Trade, Marketing, and Cybersecurity.
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Do you need money to help start or grow your business? We can help you with loan applications, investor packages, relief packages and more
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Success Stories

As soon as the shutdown hit in March, the Clairmonts began the process of applying for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury and Disaster Loan program and the federal Paycheck Protection Program. “The loans were a definite game changer,” Stephen Clairmont said. “I could not have done this so quickly without the MS-SBDC’s help.”
Stephen and Deshawn Clairmont, Clairmont and Co.
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News

Congrats to Chip Templeton, MSU Center Director and 2021 Mississippi SBDC State Star!
Charles “Chip” Templeton, Director of the Mississippi State Small Business Development Center and Team Lead for the Mississippi SBDC’s Cybersecurity Center has been awarded as the 2021 Mississippi State Star. After working for several family and small businesses as a young child, Templeton went on to manage and work high positions in several businesses of … Continued
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Ronnie Westbrook, ECCC Center Director, retires after 27 years of serving small businesses.
After 27 years of service as the director of the East Central Community College branch of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, Ronnie Westbrook has announced his retirement.  Westbrook joined our organization in the autumn of 1994 and has been a valuable member of the team ever since. Westbrook, a Mississippi native, worked first as … Continued
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