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Impacted by Hurricane Ida?

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The Inclusivity Challenge

We are committing to increasing business growth in Black and African American communities across the state of Mississippi.

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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 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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A Celebration of Service | Our Mississippi SBDC Veterans
We love our SBDC Veterans! For Veteran’s Day 2021, we’ve interviewed each of our veteran staff members about their time in the service and what they learned from their experiences. We’re incredibly grateful for each of them and their service to our country. Learn more about our veterans below! Name: Sharon Nichols Position at the Mississippi … Continued
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International Trade Corner: November 2021
Harmonized System (HS) Tariff Classification The classification of goods for export and import is carried out through the Harmonized System (HS) of Tariff Classification. The HS system was developed and continues to be managed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), an international organization that brings together the Customs administrations of most countries. They are used … Continued
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