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, March 09, 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: Chuck Herring, Director, South Delta Planning and Business Development ; James Carden, Certified Business Counselor, University of MS Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, March 10, 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

Business Basics

Tuesday, March 03, 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, March 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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: Donald Hewitt
Wednesday, March 11, 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
Monday, March 16, 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, March 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
Tuesday, March 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.
Speaker: Donald Hewitt
Wednesday, March 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, March 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.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Wednesday, March 18, 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
Thursday, March 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: Mr. James Carden
Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This workshop covers the major forms of business. Listing their advantages and disadvantages and tax consequences, thus, enabling the business owner to make an informed decision.
Speaker: Sydney Brown
Thursday, March 19, 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: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Friday, March 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 (MS area codes only).
Speaker: James Carden
Monday, March 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. To register by telephone, please call 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Rick Schneider
Tuesday, March 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, March 24, 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, Executive MBA
Tuesday, March 24, 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
Wednesday, March 25, 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

Cash Flow Management

Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This seminar demonstrates the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers for your business plan.
Speaker: Mitch McDowell, Director, GC MSBDC

Disaster Mitigation

Friday, March 13, 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, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 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

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
-The Innovation Center, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, MS Export Assistance Center, have designed this program to assist Mississippi small businesses with learning the fundamentals for exporting products and services by developing skills in international marketing, trade finance, and global logistics. The program is created for first-time exporters or for those firms considering expanding to a new global market. -Space is limited! Cost $25.00, payable by check, includes morning and afternoon business sessions, one-on-ones with presenters, lunch at the Airport, and an Air Cargo Facility tour. Checks should be mailed to: The Innovation Center, Export Boot Camp, Suite 100, 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532. -For more information or registration assistance: Contact Jessica Gordon at (601) 373-0784; email: Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or Stephen Whitt at (228) 392-9743; email: Stephen@innovatems.com. -For additional information and the agenda please click on the 2015 Small Business Export Boot Camp flyer.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Are you interested in exporting, but don't know where to begin? this seminar outlines what exporting is from a historical prospective, why should you export; do you have an exportable product; ways to enter the foreign market; best way to price a product and who can help with logistics.
Speaker: Jim Harper, Director/Hinds Community College MSBDC
Monday, March 30, 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. Rick Schneider

Start-up Assistance

Monday, March 02, 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, March 02, 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, March 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
Wednesday, March 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
Wednesday, March 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: James Carden
Wednesday, March 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.
Speaker: Debbie Scott
Wednesday, March 04, 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
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:30 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
Thursday, March 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). For location directions, please call Batesville Public Library, 662-563-1038.
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Rickey Jones
Friday, March 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: Mr. James Carden
Monday, March 09, 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, March 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, March 10, 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, Executive MBA
Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 terminolog; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.
Speaker: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC MSBDC
Monday, March 16, 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
Wednesday, March 18, 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
Tuesday, March 24, 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: Sydney Brown
Thursday, March 26, 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
Monday, March 30, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:00 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