Mississippi Small Business
Development Center
Helping to Transform Mississippi One Small Business at a Time.

Events/Workshops

Workshops are FREE unless posted otherwise, BUT SEATING IS LIMITED.  Reserve your seat below. 

To register for a workshop near you click on register beside the workshop title,
OR call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes 662, 601, 769, 228).

Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
 
  
    
Monday, April 27, 2015 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity. Every SBIR Road Tour stop provides an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, and one-on-one meetings with high level decision makers. **To register please click on the link, or visit www.sbirroadtour.com, or contact Joe Graben at (228) 688-2280 or email Joseph.Graben@usm.edu.
Monday, May 04, 2015 , 2 sessions ending Tuesday, May 05
This conference is designed to build relationships between Mississippi businesses and federal, state and local government and corporate buyers. The event will also promote partnerships and strategic alliances to aid Mississippi businesses in competing in the global marketplace. For more information, please contact Joycie Lenoir at jlenoir@mississippi.org , call (601) 359-2904, or visit mississippi.cvent.com/ProcurementConference2015.
Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Free - Registration is REQUIRED. To register visit http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_register.php?id=AF01643810 or call (228) 392-9741. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Business Basics

Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Monday, April 20, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to basic accounting theory, budgeting, performance indicators and accounting terminology for Small Businesses.
Speaker: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained i. e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Rickey Jones
Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained i. e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Monday, April 27, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are start-up costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained i. e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Mitchell McDowell, Southern Regional Director, MSBDC or Rita Mitchell, Business Counselor, USM MSBDC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained i. e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Rickey Jones
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Monday, May 18, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Monday, May 18, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.
Speaker: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center

Cash Flow Management

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar demonstrates the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers for your business plan.
Speaker: Mitchell McDowell, Southern Regional Director, MSBDC or Rita Mitchell, Business Counselor, USM MSBDC
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar demonstrates the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers for your business plan.
Speaker: Mitch McDowell, Director GC MSBDC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar demonstrates the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers for your business plan.
Speaker: Mitchell McDowell, Southern Regional Director, MSBDC or Rita Mitchell, Business Counselor, USM MSBDC

Disaster Mitigation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The Business Issue seminars are designed to offer topics of interest to small business owners. Each seminar will cover a different issue. Examples of topics that will be covered are: Financing; Managing a Business; Managing Employees; Human Resources; Customer Relations; Accounting; Budgeting; Real Estate; Cash Flow Management; Tax Planning; Marketing/Advertising; Family-owned Business; Franchising; Insurance and other issues. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden

Financing

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Have a business idea? Wonder how to analyze the idea for revenue potential? This seminar helps entreprenenurs understand the processes to use to conceptualize and analyze a business idea into a business venture. Once an entrepreneur understands the process of analyzing a business venture, they are able to repeat the process until they find a successful business venture. The seminar is taught by a person who has analyzed hundreds of business ideas, and started and sold multiple businesses.
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Whitt, Executive Director, The Innovation Center

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Rickey Jones
Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Jim Harper, Director, Hinds Community College/MSBDC
Friday, April 24, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon
Monday, April 27, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Mitchell McDowell, Southern Regional Director, MSBDC or Rita Mitchell, Business Counselor, USM MSBDC
Monday, May 04, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Monday, May 04, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Rickey Jones
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Dustin Odom
Thursday, May 07, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only). For location directions, please call Batesville Public Library, 662-563-1038.
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Friday, May 08, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Monday, May 11, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by telephone please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminolog; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Monday, May 18, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden