Delta Entrepreneur Resource Center opens in Greenville

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University of Mississippi

Community leaders from Greenville and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center celebrate the grand opening of the Mississippi Delta Small Business Development Center. Photo submitted

The Mississippi Delta Small Business Development Center in Greenville is officially open to help aspiring business owners throughout the region.

The new center is one of more than 20 sites and centers of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, headquartered at the University of Mississippi. Housed within CompuRecycling Center Inc., the Mississippi Delta SBDC is a collaboration of two entities that both serve Mississippi small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Community and SBDC leaders gathered on Tuesday (May 31) for a grand opening and ribbon cutting at the center. Speakers at the event included Gene Finley, Managing Partner of CompuRecycling Center; Sharon Nichols, Mississippi SBDC State Director; Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons.

“The Mississippi Delta SBDC will provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners that will help accelerate Delta communities to recover from the pandemic,” Finley said. “Adding this new Mississippi Delta SBDC to the already existing network of technical support services will help boost our region’s economy.”

The new center serves a 10-county region, providing assistance and access to resources for area business owners and future business owners. Services offered include personalized business advice, technical assistance, and access to a statewide network of experts, resources, and support.

CompuRecycling Center has served entrepreneurs in the Greater Delta region since 1997. Its mission to develop, connect and support emerging and existing small business owners aligns with the Mississippi SBDC’s mission to foster Mississippi’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We are very honored to be able to open the Mississippi Delta Small Business Development Center in partnership with CompuRecycling Center Inc.,” said Sharon Nichols, director of the state’s SBDC. “This is a dynamic organization that is such a champion for the business communities of the Greater Delta region.

“It is a natural partnership and a smart move for us to join forces. CRC will be a great asset to our network, we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship and to see the Delta grow.

Mississippi SBDC centers are staffed with experienced business advisors who provide business counseling, technical assistance, and access to a host of resources, business experts, and support for business owners and budding entrepreneurs.

The Mississippi SBDC is funded by a grant from the US Small Business Administration through the University of Mississippi.


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