The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center resides in the Renasant Center for IDEAs.
The SBDC provides a variety of FREE services to more than 10,000 small businesses in both as start-ups and as ongoing firms. The services include individual counseling, workshops, and information exchange. The SBDC assists in the development of business plans, marketing, management, innovation development, and financial planning. A business counselor is available in the Renasant Center for IDEAs to assist those considering becoming tenants and to assist the tenants as they develop and grow.
Derek Stephens graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance. Prior to MSBDC, Derek spent six years in the financial sector. Most recently, Derek has obtained a Certificate of Technology Commercialization from the Institute of Technology Commercialization.