The JSU/SBDC provides a variety of services including one-on-one counseling training and education, procurement assistance, start-up assistance, loan packaging, marketing research and small business advocacy. The areas served by the JSU/SBDC include the greater Metro-Jackson, MS, Attala, Holmes, Yazoo, and Madison counties. The Center has received state and national recognition as a “Star Performing” SBDC.

One-On-One Counseling
The JSU/SBDC provides business counseling to small business owners. This service is provided free of charge in a professional and confidential manner. The counseling is comprehensive and provided by trained and certified business professionals. The Center counsels over 600 clients a year.  Contact a Counselor.

Loan Packaging
One problem facing most small business is inadequate financing. The JSU/SBDC assist small businesses in obtaining loans from a variety of commercial lenders. We help in the development of business plans and cash flow projections that are needed to obtain a loan from any financial institution. The Center has assisted business owners in obtaining approximately $10 million dollars in Loans and Capital over the past five years.

Business Seminars and Workshops
The JSU/SBDC offers an ever increasing array of seminars and workshops on a variety of business topics. Presenters are the JSU/SBDC staff; however, the Center utilizes local attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Internal Revenue Agents, marketing firms and many others as resource partners and presenters for seminars. Most seminars are provided free of charge and are held throughout our service area. Click Here for Schedule.