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Doing business in the Mississippi District

Business requirements

SBA’s Business Guide lists the requirements needed to start, grow, and expand your business. Since laws and taxes vary by state, here’s what you need to do before starting your business in our area.

Business name and registration

Register your business name with the county clerk where your business is located. If you are a corporation, you will also need to register with the Secretary of State.

Business licensing and zoning

Licenses are typically administered by a variety of state and local departments. It is important to consider zoning regulations when choosing a site for your business. You may not be permitted to conduct business out of your home or engage in industrial activity in a retail district.

Taxes

IRS Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Centers

100 W. Capitol St.

Jackson, MS 39269

Phone: 601-292-4711



Mississippi State Tax Commission

500 Clinton Center Dr.

Clinton, MS 39056

Phone: 601-923-7700

 

Health and safety

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

1235 Echelon Pkwy.

P.O. Box 1699

Jackson, MS 39215

Phone: 601-965-4606





OSHA Offices in Mississippi

100 W. Capitol St., Suite 749

Jackson, MS 39269

Phone: 601-965-4606

State small business profiles

Need information on the local business landscape? SBA's Office of Advocacy has the latest demographic and statistics on local small business economic activity.

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Local assistance

Need help? Get free business counseling in your area.

SBA lending in our area

  • Loan programs

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    Learn more about SBA's 7(a) loans, 504 loans, and microloans that you can use for your business.
  • Lender Match

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    Describe your business needs and get matched with an SBA-backed lender in your area.
  • Lending activity reports

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    View 7(a) and 504 lending activity reports from our district.

Additional local resources

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Última actualización 22 de noviembre de 2023