Small Business Owners Learn Importance of Marketing - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Small Business Owners Learn Importance of Marketing

A series of seminars could help coast small businesses see bigger profits.

On Saturday small business owners learned the basics of developing marketing plans that suit their needs. "A Marketing Point of View" was the first of four economic empowerment seminars St. Paul United Methodist Church in Biloxi plans to sponsor this year.

Consultants say having a good marketing plan doesn't have to be expensive and small business owners can't afford to be without one.

" In a small business all you have is the image and reputation that you create," said Philip Polk, a small business consultant. "You don't have the benefit that larger businesses have of several offices and several employees that can go out and be advocates for you're business. You have to do it all yourself."

Some businesses owners welcomed the chance to network and share information.

"I'm a small business owner, and sometimes we have to travel say to New Orleans or to Atlanta to be able to keep abreast of information that's helpful to small business and this way the information is coming to us," small business owner Allyson Wynn said.

St. Paul United Methodist will be sponsoring three more free seminars on topics like job promotions and finances. If you are interested in attending one of these seminars call 432-0247.

By Danielle Thomas

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Two people escape from burning Saucier home

    Two people escape from burning Saucier home

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-07-26 12:06:14 GMT
    An overnight fire burns down a home in Saucier. Two people escaped but need to be taken to the hospital (Photo Source: Pat Sullivan)An overnight fire burns down a home in Saucier. Two people escaped but need to be taken to the hospital (Photo Source: Pat Sullivan)

    Two people ran from the burning home in the Saucier community overnight. First responders say the duo was inside the burning building long enough to breathe in too much smoke. AMR rushed both people to the hospital so they could be treated for smoke inhalation. By the time fire trucks arrived, flames and smoke could be seen pouring out of the entire home. The trailer was a total loss. Sullivan says the home did not have working smoke alarms.

    More >>

    Two people ran from the burning home in the Saucier community overnight. First responders say the duo was inside the burning building long enough to breathe in too much smoke. AMR rushed both people to the hospital so they could be treated for smoke inhalation. By the time fire trucks arrived, flames and smoke could be seen pouring out of the entire home. The trailer was a total loss. Sullivan says the home did not have working smoke alarms.

    More >>
  • Young women explore engineering careers through BEST summer camp

    Young women explore engineering careers through BEST summer camp

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-07-25 23:01:43 GMT
    The girls used their collective brain power to build mini roller coasters, while learning about kinetic energy. (Photo source: WLOX)The girls used their collective brain power to build mini roller coasters, while learning about kinetic energy. (Photo source: WLOX)

    They are the next generation of engineers and scientists. About 20 girls, ages 11 to 14, are learning about non-traditional career fields for women.

    More >>

    They are the next generation of engineers and scientists. About 20 girls, ages 11 to 14, are learning about non-traditional career fields for women.

    More >>
  • City leaders from around MS are on the coast

    City leaders from around MS are on the coast

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:42:15 GMT
    The state's Municipal League represents 295 cities, towns, and villages. (Photo source: WLOX)The state's Municipal League represents 295 cities, towns, and villages. (Photo source: WLOX)

    City leaders from every corner of the state have converged on the coast for the 86th annual Mississippi Municipal League Convention.

    More >>

    City leaders from every corner of the state have converged on the coast for the 86th annual Mississippi Municipal League Convention.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly