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More people are starting businesses in Mississippi, and the Secretary of State’s office is giving them all the help they could need.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the re-launch of Y’all Business, a website that helps new businesses get established in the Magnolia State.

“Mississippi’s future is in small-to-medium-sized businesses. Y’all Business was designed to provide the information this target demographic needs–at no cost to the user– to choose to invest in Mississippi,” said Hosemann.

Mississippi is the first state in the country to establish a website of this nature. With constantly updating data on business groups, local and regional demographics, competitor information and utility availability, Hosemann said new business owners will have everything they need at their fingertips.

“We surveyed our business owners in Mississippi and they told us what some of the issues were they faced when they got started,” said Hosemann. “So we found information about those things and put it in one searchable place on our website.”

The Secretary said they are not done with the website by any means.

“We’ll put anything on there you need,” said Hosemann.

“This helps business owners make strong financial decisions,” said Hosemann. “It may help them decide to put a business in Warren County over Rankin, or it may help them to decide not to open a business at all. They have help making responsible decisions.”

Secretary Hosemann explained how the website impacts new businesses moving into Mississippi:

To search information on Y’all Business, visit www.yallbusiness.sos.ms.gov. 

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