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.
 
  
    

February

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, February 10, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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. Ms. Cawthon has also worked along side successful business owners around the U.S. To register: Online at www.mssbdc.org or call (662) 680-6988.
Speaker: Dana Cawthon, Executive MBA
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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. Ms. Cawthon has also worked along side successful business owners around the U.S. To register: Online at www.mssbdc.org or call (662) 680-6988.
Speaker: Dana Cawthon, Executive MBA
Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, February 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 16, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
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
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, February 18, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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. Ms. Cawthon has also worked along side successful business owners around the U.S. To register: Online at www.mssbdc.org or call (662) 680-6988.
Speaker: Dana Cawthon, Executive MBA
Thursday, February 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 19, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 22, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 22, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 23, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, February 23, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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
Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This seminar demonstrates the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers for your business plan.
Speaker: Connie Whitt, Business Counselor, GC MSBDC
Monday, February 29, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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

March

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, March 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 03, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: International Trade
Please see flyer for additional details.
Thursday, March 03, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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. Ms. Cawthon has also worked along side successful business owners around the U.S. To register: Online at www.mssbdc.org or call (662) 680-6988.
Speaker: Dana Cawthon, Executive MBA
Thursday, March 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, March 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 07, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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, March 07, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 08, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 08, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
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
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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
Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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, March 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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