Business Building Resources

Mississippi Small Business Development Centers
Phone: 1-800-725-7232
Resources are available to assist in business plan development, market analysis, capital sources location, technology transfer, innovation development, federal grant location, and other managerial and technical support services.

SBA Mississippi (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Phone: 601-965-4378
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

MS-FAST
Phone: 228-688-2280
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Information about Federal SBIR/STTR Programs. Subscribe to receive the email News Alert. Competitive funding for Phase 0 SBIR.

Mississippi Technology Alliance
Phone: 601-960-3610
For entrepreneurs looking to launch start-up ventures, we have experienced business development specialists who can help you locate the resources you need to get your new business off to a good start.

Mississippi Contract Procurement Center
Phone: 601-359-3485
MCPC is a private non-profit corporation that assists Mississippi businesses with obtaining and successfully performing on federal, state and local government contracts. MCPC is a statewide network of procurement technical assistance centers with regional centers strategically located in Biloxi, Meridian, Greenville, Columbus, and Jackson.

Mississippi Development Authority
Phone: 601-359-3449
Mississippi Executive Government Agency with direct reporting to the Office of the Governor. The Economic Development portion of MDA includes Existing Industry & Business, Financial Resources, International Development, National Development, Minority Business Enterprise, and Tourism Development.

Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
Phone: 228-688-3144
The mission of MsET is to create, retain, and attract high-skill, high-wage jobs in Mississippi through the commercialization of state and federal technologies. To a large extent, MsET accomplishes its mission through assisting with the growth and development of young, technology-based companies in its small business incubator. MsET provides a nurturing environment for Resident Client Companies in which they are provided with crucial business and technology-related services, opportunities for joint ventures, entrepreneur training and access to state and federal technology portfolios.

All Business
Phone: 650-246-1800
All Business’ mission is to provide quality information, products, services, and solutions to small and growing businesses. Through the AllBusiness Web site, entrepreneurs, businesses, consultants, and business professionals are able to access a comprehensive set of information, tools, and services to start and grow a business, solve business problems, raise capital, enhance sales and marketing, obtain strategic advice, and leverage the business community. Our information, products and services can be accessed via the Web site, through RSS feeds and through our newsletter program.

IRS: Small Business & Self Employed
Phone: 800-829-1040
Offers a broad range of resources for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers, and small businesses.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation works with partners to encourage entrepreneurship across America and improve the education of children and youth. The Foundation focuses its operations and grantmaking on two areas: entrepreneurship and education.

2005 Southeastern U.S. Venture Capital Directory
Profiles of more than 225 venture capital, private equity, angel and incubator investment firms with offices in the Southeast. The directory also includes an interactive Excel spreadsheet containing the contact information (including e-mail addresses) of nearly 500 individual Southeast venture capital investors. The directory is sold exclusively through Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Massinvestor’s Web site:

Guerrilla Marketing : Secrets for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business
by Jay Conrad Levinson
When Guerrilla Marketing was first published in 1983, Jay Levinson revolutionalized marketing strategies for the small-business owner with his take-no-prisoners approach to finding clients. Filled with hundreds of solid ideas that really work, Levinson’s philosophy has given birth to a new way of learning about market share and how to gain it. Levinson offers a new arsenal of weaponry for small-business success in the next century. Filled with strategies for marketing on the Internet (explaining when and precisely how to use it), tips for putting other new technologies to work, programs for targeting prospects and cultivating repeat and referral business, and management lessons in the age of telecommuting and freelance employees, this book will be the entrepreneur’s marketing bible in the twenty-first century.

Podcasts

“Learn How Others Are Gaining the Geographic Advantage”
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The ESRI Speaker Series offers free short audio recordings that feature GIS technology insights from GIS users, business partners, and ESRI staff.