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

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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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Do You Need a Mississippi Business License?
Mississippi doesn’t have one catch-all state license required for all businesses. However, it requires all retail businesses to obtain a Sales and Use Tax permit that accounts for, collects and remits applicable sales taxes. Tax is also collected on some services with exemptions for businesses such as welding, jewelry repair, meat processing and others. The … Continued
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August Newsletter 2022
August 2022 August Newsletter 2022 Resources Training Events COVID-19 Relief SBA Deadlines for Disaster Relief  CLICK ON THE SBA LETTERS BELOW FOR DETAILS  Representing Mississippi in D.C.! Judy Forester, Mississippi SBDC Associate State Director, attended the 11th Annual “U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Building Resiliency Through Public-Private Partnerships” event in Washington D.C.! This two-day event was sponsored … Continued
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