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Mississippi Women's Business Centers

SBA’s Women’s Business Centers (WBC) provide individual business counseling assistance, workshops, seminars, training services, and access to SBA’s programs and services to help entrepreneurs operate a new or existing business.

The Mississippi SBA Office is proud to announce its new Women’s Business Center operated by CLIMB Community Development Center located in Gulfport, MS.  

As a WBC, CLIMB will assist interested persons in forming businesses out of hobbies or previously informal activities; transforming home-based businesses into growing, viable enterprises for self-employment; and helping existing businesses expand and grow to gain operating and credit history that allow them to enter the formal credit sector, and deliver a variety of high quality services focused on women entrepreneurs.

The CLIMB (Creating Livelihoods for Individuals through Micro Business) program is a nine-week business training course for individuals who want to start or expand a small business.  Since its inception, the program has graduated over 100 small business entrepreneurs.

The course charges a fee, with payment plans available. Technical assistance from CLIMB’s experienced staff is available to program graduates.

For additional information, contact their center using the following information:


CLIMB Community Development Center
Women’s Business Center

Cindy Ward, Project Director
1316 30th Avenue
Gulfport, MS  39501
(228) 864-6677

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the SBA. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinion, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.