How to Start a Business

Thinking of starting your own business? Congratulations! Statistics show that one out of every five people are thinking about starting a new business on any given day. That sounds exciting, but the reality is that only 20 to 25 percent of  people starting a business today will still be in business five years from now.

Transforming your Idea into a Successful Business

Start–Up Assistance

The Entrepreneur Center @ MDA provides financial, marketing, management, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs interested in starting a business. Its team of experienced small business consultants will assist you in analyzing your small business idea, your current situation, and the dynamic business environment you are about to enter. The Entrepreneur’s Tool Kit was created to assist you as you prepare to launch your small business.

Entrepreneur Tool Kit Guides

Entrepreneur's Tool Kit

“Top 20 Most Asked Questions”

“Preparing a Business Plan”

“Reporting Requirements”

“Selective Business Financing Available”

“Business Resources” and much more

The Entrepreneur Center @ MDA offers its services at no cost. Its purpose is to help you think through the process of small business ownership by asking some of the questions you need to address as you create your small business. It just might save you some time – and money – in the start-up process.

For information on in-state business start-up and expansion, financial analysis, business plans, tool kits, cash flow projections/analysis, business plan preparation, marketing and product assistance, and other sources of financing:

Statewide
Contact Nerissa Tripp at 601.359.2219; Michael Harris at 601.359.3420; or Nash Nunnery at 601.359.9241.

Northeast Mississippi
Contact Danny Liles at 662.844.5441.