FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 19, 2012
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW to host Listening to Small Business Forum Jan. 27
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Business owners will be given the opportunity to have their questions answered at the upcoming Listening to Small Business Forum set for Friday, Jan. 27 on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
The forum, which is being sponsored by MUW’s Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (CCE), will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Community leaders will discuss the economy, trends that impact the future of start-ups, boosting the success of existing business in the area and connecting with resources that empower businesses. Small businesses typically employ 500 or less, according to the CCE.
Congressman Alan Nunnelee will be on hand for the session.
“Small businesses employ about half of private-sector workers and generated the vast majority of net new jobs over the past decade. The tax, spending and regulatory policies coming out of Washington have stifled job growth,” he said. “The Listening to Small Business Forum is a great opportunity for me to hear from Mississippi small business owners and discuss with them better solutions to the challenges they face.”
MUW President Jim Borsig said, “We are excited about partnering with local and surrounding agencies to host this event on campus. This is a great opportunity for small business owners to learn about the many resources available to them including services provided through MUW’s Center for Creative Entrepreneurship.”
Other forum sponsors include the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK, Greater Starkville Development Partnership, West Point Clay County Growth Alliance and Northeast Mississippi Contract Procurement Center.
For more information, call the CCE at (662) 241-6277.