If you want to start your own business, read this.

Would you like to be your own boss?

Many Mississippians would answer a resounding YES!

Starting a small business may have crossed your mind. You might have a unique product or service. Maybe you create the most gorgeous floral arrangements ever seen by human eyes. Or you can do the world’s fastest oil change.                                      Excellent. But there are some factors to consider before you build your website and become the toast of our consumer culture.

Ron Aldredge is the director of Mississippi small business organization (a branch of the National Federation of Independent Business). Ron offers some guidelines for making the leap toward becoming your own boss.


  • Talk to existing businesses similar to the one you’re planning:
  • Write a business plan:
  • Get legal and financial advice from a banker/attorney/CPA: will have more advice on starting your business in part two of our interview with Ron Aldredge. In the meantime, to find out about the National Federation of Independent Business, click here.


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