Best Small Business Resources in the Oxford Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Mississippi has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Oxford area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Mississippi.

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Oxford Enterprise Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Product Development

Description

The Oxford Enterprise Center is Lafayette County's small business incubator featuring a self-contained office, data center, dry lab, and wet lab. The spaces range from 150-6,000 square feet. The incubator focuses on harboring and assisting the development of high-tech, high-wage businesses. As a member of the incubator, you will also have access to consulting services related to all facets of business, entrepreneur development programs, and legal information.

Restrictions

Restricted to technology companies with the potential to scale.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

9 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 104
Oxford, MS 38655
662-281-0720
holly@northmiss.org


Mississippi SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Oxford SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.