Center for Business Development & Economic Research
The Center for Business Development and Economic Research (CBDER) coordinates the research and service functions of the Jackson State University's College of Business. CBDER is actively involved in community and economic development through its partnerships with the Hinds County Economic Development District, the Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce, the City of Jackson, and other entities and agencies. CBDER is composed of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Also, CBDER is involved with the education and training arm of the Mississippi Consortium for International Development (MCID) which offers seminars, internships and other training opportunities.
Commerce Department, U.S. Export Assistance
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to assisting small and medium-sized Mississippi firms with promoting their products and services to markets worldwide. With a global network of trade specialists and commercial officers in over 85 countries, our experienced staff is uniquely positioned to help firms launch or expand export business. By working with our office, companies can gain access to 95 percent of the world consumers who live outside of the United States.
The Growth Coach mentors/coaches entrepreneurs, managers, professionals, and students to achieve their strategic goals and balance their business and personal life. Our vision/mission is to create a business culture in Mississippi that is centered on a roadmap to success and framed by a strategic mindset of constancy of purpose for continuous improvement. Our business coaches are certified in our proprietary, proven and guaranteed coaching & accountability process called, The Strategic Mindset®. The Growth Coach - Your GPS for Business!)
Intelligent Solutions, LLC is designed around improving the efficiencies of organizations with the use of technology. Many businesses can produce better results by utilizing resources with optimal efficiency. We desire to help businesses operate at that level. Intelligent Solutions primary service areas include financial and accounting services, benchmarking, and computer networking.
Irvin and Associates
MBIC Service provider / Attorney
MS Minority Business Alliance (MMBA)
The Mississippi Minority Business Alliance, Inc. (MMBA) creates and expands mutually beneficial relationships between minority-owned businesses, suppliers and service organizations throughout the state of Mississippi. As the only statewide minority business alliance, MMBA advocates, facilitates, and brokers for the advancement of minority-owned businesses. MMBA members are minority-owned businesses, corporate, governmental and educational institutions, and small minority-business resource agencies.
Small Business Development Center
Jackson State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of a network of Small Business Development Centers across the nation bringing expert business knowledge to small businesses at little or no cost to the small business owner. The Center has a business library that covers a wide range of business related topic and other resources are available in the form of CD's and videos. SBDC also has access to demographic data that can assist in the development of business plans.