McLean Institute, MDA Entrepreneur Center Set Spring Webinar Series

Sessions designed to boost small businesses run through May 22

OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Center at the Mississippi Development Authority, announces the 2018 Spring Webinar Series.

The series kicks off at noon Tuesday (March 13) with a presentation on MDA’s Minority Certification program. Derek Finley of MDA is the featured presenter.

“The webinar series is designed to help both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs boost their business profile in communities around the state of Mississippi,” said Nash Nunnery, Entrepreneurship Center director.

“We are excited to work with MDA and the Entrepreneur Center through the webinar series,” said J.R. Love, project manager for the McLean Institute’s Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development initiative. “The webinars provide our CEED students and community partners throughout Mississippi relevant information as they seek to start and strengthen their own business.”

To register for Week 1, go to

Other webinar dates, topics and presenters include:

March 27 – “Mississippi’s Planning and Development Districts,” presented by Dewayne Perkins of Central Mississippi Planning and Development District

April 10 – “Financing Your Small Business,” presented by Eleni Sanford of Trustmark Bank

April 24 – “Selling is Everything,” presented by Michael Harris of the Entrepreneur Center

May 8 – “Social Media Success,” presented by James Barnes of Mississippi State University

May 22 – “An Entrepreneur’s Story,” presented by Ray Horne of Mississippi Cold Drip

For more information, contact Nash Nunnery at