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SBA Mississippi Upcoming Events

Marketing Mindset Series

Marketing Mindset


Monday, October 31

   9:30 am – 10:00 am (CT) 


Join us for part one of our 5-part series discussing, “Having A Marketing Mindset” 

Part One – Ideal Client Avatar & How to Speak To Them

Having a marketing mindset is all about being creative and understanding your customer. It’s about seeing the world through your customer’s eyes and understanding what they want, even before they know it themselves. In part one we will highlight:

-Developing Your Ideal Client Avatar

-Understanding Who You Are Selling To

-Why It Is So Important

-How To Speak Their Language

Come in and join the discussion


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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program



Monday, October 31

   10:30 am – 11:30 am (CT) 


As a Business Owner, you could benefit from hiring employees facing the following challenges:

  • Short Term TANF recipients
  • Veteran Receiving SNAP Benefits
  • SNAP Recipients
  • Vocational Rehabilitation referrals
  • SSI Recipients
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability hired within one year from active duty
  • Summer Youth employee
  • And More!

Up to $9,600 in tax credit available by target group



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How to Open a Successful Pop-Up Shop

Pop Up Shop


Tuesday, November 1

   10:00 am – 10:30 am (CT) 


Join the conversation as we welcome Martin Guerrero, Policy Partnerships and Community Impact with Square, to discuss the ins and outs of opening a pop-up shop. We’ll cover what the term “pop-up shop” means, benefits and types of pop-up shops, how to determine your location, and how to decide what to sell at your pop-up shop. If you’re thinking of opening a pop-up shop, we’ve got you covered. 

Martin Guerrero is an eCommerce and online specialist with over a decade in the website and domain name industry. Founded in 2009, Square is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Square offers payment products & point of sales systems for its customers. Millions of brands of all sizes trust Square to accept payments, build customer relationships, and grow their business in-store and online.



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SBA Funding Q&A




Tuesday, November 1

   11:00 am – 11:30 am (CT) 


Do you have questions on how to fund your small business? SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Join us for an informative Q&A session on SBA loan programs. 


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Veterans-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Webinar

Government contracting veterans


Wednesday, November 2

   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (CT) 


Are you a veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned small business? Ready to take your business to the next level with government contracting? If so, then this webinar is just for you! During this immersive webinar we will show you federal opportunities that can help your business grow exponentially. We will also provide an overview of how to sell to the federal government which will include SBA programs and certifications to assist your small business. We look forward to your participation, register today!


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Managing Your COVID EIDL Loan



Thursday, November 3

   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CT) 


This webinar is designed to outline the guidelines for servicing your COVID EIDL loan post-disbursement. This session will encompass an extensive catalog of items to include but not limited to:

  1. Managing Your COVID EDIL loan account to include CAFS setup
  2. Request Lien Subordinations
  3. Collateral Substitutions
  4. Servicing Points of Contact
  5. Changes of Ownership
  6. Participant Q&A

Please join us for what will be a critically important session for your business as you begin to navigate the servicing side of the COVID EIDL loan.


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7(j) Management & Technical
Assistance Training

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Friday, November 4

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (CT)

Federal Contracting Readiness Program (FCRP)

This comprehensive (8) week training program will assist 7(j) eligible firms interested in obtaining 8(a) certification. The webinar will focus on the process of becoming “Federal
Contracting Ready”. Come see how obtaining 8(a) certification can catapult your company to the next level! Training is FREE to 7(j) eligible small businesses.

Who can participate?
Small business owners who:
• are certified 8(a) participants
• have a HUBZone certified small business
• have an economically disadvantaged women-owned
small business
• have a small business located in areas of high
unemployment or low income
• have a small business owned by low income individuals


8(a) Eligibility Requirements
Federal Contracting Environment
Potential for Success
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) / DCAA Compliance


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The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to this activity does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any donor, co-sponsor, partner, participant, other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.