SBA Mississippi Upcoming Events October 12 - October 15

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SBA Mississippi Upcoming Events

Throughout the month of October, the SBA Mississippi District is recognizing our core resource partners: MS Small Business Development Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE.

Veterans Business Outreach Center

Veterans Business Outreach Centers are your one-stop shop for small business resources. Visit SBA dot gov slash VBOC.


Introduction to the Mississippi Veterans Business Outreach Center 

Tuesday, October 12

1:00 pm (CT)


Do you want to learn how the Mississippi Veterans Business Outreach Center (MS VBOC) can assist your small business? Are you an veteran small business owner or  considering starting a small business? Do you want to learn what resources are in place to help your business?

Join us as we welcome Mr. Mark Scott, Director of the Mississippi State Veterans Business Outreach Center. Mark will join us to discuss the mission and vision of the MS VBOC. He will also breakdown how the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) programs are designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring to take your business to the next level.  

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EIDL Deadline


How to Apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Wednesday, October 13th

11:00 a.m. (CT)


The SBA has enhanced the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.  Small businesses, including agricultural businesses and non-profit organizations can apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.  

We will provide information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan before the December 31, 2021, deadline.

This webinar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and no advance registration is required to participate in it.  You can view it on your phone if you have installed the Teams app, or watch it on your computer.

Click on the link below at 11:00 am CT on Wednesday, Oct. 13th, to participate.





7 Things Your Social Media Plan Should Include!

Social Media


Wednesday, October 13

    1:00 pm -  2:30 pm (CT)


Most business leaders feel overwhelmed when using social media to grow their business. Business leaders have to decide which platform, content for posts, ads, etc. that fits their strategic compass. That’s why we’re offering this webinar called 7 Things Your Social Media Plan Should Include. You’ll learn 7 practical things you should be doing to grow your business with social media. Veterans/Spouses don’t miss this opportunity to learn harness the power of social media to grow your business! 



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Doing Business with the Government!

Government contracting veterans


Thursday, October 14

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (CT)


For Veterans or Spouses interested in Government Contracting, the VBOC at
MSU will host a session on "Doing Business with the Government." This
webinar emphasizes the Customer Relationship block of the Business Model
Canvas because it can help you in understanding how you “Get, Keep, Grow”
customers when you do business in the federal procurement marketplace.

The class will include information on:

1. Small business preference programs (VOSB & SDVOSB)
2. How to register to do business with the government
3. Resources to find contracting opportunities – Prime and Subcontracting
4. Demo on using SAMs
5. Demo of ways to use DSBS – SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search engine
6. Veteran Owned Verification Process – also known as the CVE
7. Additional Resources that can help you.


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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.