Free Business Development Workshops Kick Off in Yazoo City

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Jackson, Mississippi — March 10, 2016 — Improving operations and increasing capacity will be the focus of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Business Development Workshop series. The workshops begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Yazoo Community Center located at 516 Canal Street in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The workshop series is designed to teach businesses, particularly small and/or new businesses, the practices needed to improve operations and increase capacity. The six-week workshop series is free of charge. Participants must enroll or already be enrolled in the Mississippi Contractor Procurement Network system (www.mscpc.com) to attend. Each company’s representative must attend all of the sessions in order to successfully complete the program.

The workshops will be held on Thursday evenings, beginning March 24 and concluding April 28. Each class will be held from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The program schedule follows:

  • Thursday, March 24 – Business Planning and Management
  • Thursday, March 31 – Banking and Finance
  • Thursday, April 7 – Accounting and Financial Management
  • Thursday, April 14 – Bonding and Insurance
  • Thursday, April 21 – Marketing and Branding
  • Thursday, April 28 – Managing Growth

The Yazoo City Business Development Workshop series is sponsored by MDA, the Northwest Mississippi Contract Procurement Center and Community Economic Development Strategy.

Seating is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register by visiting www.mscpc.com, selecting the “Events Calendar” and then “March 24.” For more information, please contact Latonia Shirley with MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division at (601) 359-6678 or lshirley@mississippi.org.

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