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.
 
  
    

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar present ways to maintain good records that will help you monitor the progress of your business, prepare your financial statements, identify source of receipts, keep track of deductible expenses, prepare your tax returns, and support items reported on tax returns.
Speaker: Henry Thomas

Business Basics

Tuesday, July 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
Tuesday, July 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
Tuesday, August 04, 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
Wednesday, August 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: Debbie Scott
Wednesday, August 12, 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: Mr. James Carden
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Dustin Odom
Monday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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
Tuesday, August 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
Wednesday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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
Thursday, August 20, 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
Thursday, August 20, 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: Rickey Jones
Thursday, August 20, 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: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Friday, August 21, 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 (MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Monday, August 24, 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, August 25, 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, August 25, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, August 25, 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

Cash Flow Management

Thursday, July 30, 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: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Tuesday, August 18, 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, August 27, 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: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC

Disaster Mitigation

Tuesday, August 18, 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: Dana Cawthon, Executive MBA

Financing

Thursday, August 06, 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

International Trade

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in getting new customers for your business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to exporting your product or service. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in getting new customers for your business by exporting. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Are you interested in getting new customers for your business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to exporting your product or service. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in getting new customers for your business by exporting. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center
Monday, August 03, 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, August 03, 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, August 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
Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 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, August 05, 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
Wednesday, August 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.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Wednesday, August 05, 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, August 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). For location directions, please call Batesville Public Library, 662-563-1038.
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Friday, August 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).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Monday, August 10, 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, August 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
Thursday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC-Small Business Development Center
Thursday, August 13, 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
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:00 PM to 6:00 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: James Carden
Thursday, August 20, 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
Wednesday, August 26, 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