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.
 
  
    

May

Monday, May 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
Monday, May 02, 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, May 03, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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, May 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Disaster Mitigation
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
Tuesday, May 03, 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, May 03, 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: Aletha Washington
Tuesday, May 03, 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, May 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This seminar is designed to assist in preparing an actionable marketing plan. Increasing revenues within any industry is a task that is SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely). To register by telephone, please call (662) 915-5001 or 1-800-725-7232 (for MS area codes only).
Speaker: Dana Cawthon, EMBA
Wednesday, May 04, 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, May 04, 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, May 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: James Carden
Thursday, May 05, 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, May 05, 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: Angel Artis
Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 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, May 05, 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
Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC Small Business Development Center
Thursday, May 05, 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
Friday, May 06, 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, May 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
Tuesday, May 10, 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, May 10, 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: Angel Artis
Wednesday, May 11, 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
Wednesday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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, May 12, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 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, May 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
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 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.
Speaker: Aletha Washington
Tuesday, May 17, 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: Mitchell McDowell, Southern Regional Director, MSBDC or Rita Mitchell, Business Counselor, USM MSBDC
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Disaster Mitigation
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
Wednesday, May 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, May 19, 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, May 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 (For MS area codes only).
Speaker: Mr. James Carden
Thursday, May 19, 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, May 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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Friday, May 20, 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, May 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
Monday, May 23, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 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: Ronald B. Westbrook, Director, ECCC Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 25, 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, May 26, 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, May 26, 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
Tuesday, May 31, 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