Small Business Development Center

Small business counselors are on staff at our offices in Consultations for Small Business Development Raymond at Eagle Ridge and at the Rankin Campus in Pearl to provide personalized advice on the proper procedures for how to start a small business.

Business Planning

The Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center has worked with the Vicksburg/Warren Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Rankin County Chamber of Commerce, MSU Rankin County Extension Service, and the International Revenue Service providing seminars to new and existing small businesses. The SBDC/ITC also works with individuals who are considering opening a small business.

Our personnel can help you with how to develop a business plan, secure a loan, and work through the details of opening a successful small business.

International Trade Center

The Hinds Community College International Trade Center provides a unique set of resources to assist potential and existing businesses in achieving international success. Our center staff is here to assist you in realizing your business goals in the market.

We have many resources that can help you expand your business in the international arena. Our services include the following:


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Seminars and Training
  • Information and Referral resources
  • Import/Export Assistance and Trade Leads
  • Business Resource Center


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