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Business Development

ELSEWorks Business Consulting Projects

Students have completed business consulting projects for clients across the region:

A Place Imagined - operational and marketing planning for startup children's playhouse manufacturer

Bell Book Publication - publishing support for book written by local Jackson, MS judge

Capital Complex Study - feasibility study for the relocation of Mississippi state agencies

Downtown Block Development Study - feasibility study for real estate development in downtown Jackson, MS

Patty Patterson of Repurposed Projects ElifeVault.com - business planning for electronic document storage system

Else Documentary Project - film development and creation of profile of Charles Else

ELSEWorks Entrepreneurial Fund - see details under Academics page

Fondren Hotel Study - business planning including franchising opportunities for boutique lifestyle hotel 

Hockey Arena - feasibility study for arena to be located in Jackson-metro area

Hub Midtown - creative business development center, see details under Social Entrepreneurship page

Isaro Foundation - business planning for non-profit publishing facility located in Rwanda

Landmark Building Study - feasibility study for location of Mississippi Department of Revenue

LeFleur East Foundation - strategic plan for Jackson area neighborhood association

Lucky Town Brewing Co - business planning and funding assistance for microbrewery located in Midtown, Jackson, MS

ELSE<i>Works</i> Analysts Working at Pearl River Glass Studio
ELSEWorks Business Analysts at Pearl River Glass

Millsaps Conservatory of Music - planning assistance with Department of Music for community music school in partnership with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

MS Cold Drip Coffee & Tea Co.

Millsaps College Theatre Department - feasibility planning for blackbox theatre to be located in Midtown, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - retail center development project

Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee & Tea Co. - business plan expansion of startup coffee company with new location in Midtown, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Industries for the Blind - research project to assess salary structures among call centers

Mississippi Museum of Art - market research project to develop new revenue streams

MS Micro Buyout Fund - business acquisition model development 

OffBeat - business plan development for alternative culture retail store in Midtown, Jackson, MS

Pearl River Glass Studio - business plan for major expansion in Midtown, Jackson, MS

Pix-Capri Dine-In Theatre - market viability study for dine-in theatre in Fondren, Jackson, MS

Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts - business planning for Purple Word Workshopsprintmaking and bookmaking studio Midtown, Jackson, MS

Repurposed Projects - business planning assistance for business specializing in furniture made from recycled pallets, located in Midtown, Jackson, MS

S'cream Ice Cream - feasibility study for gourmet ice cream business 

Sheena Allen Apps - mobile application development project

Soul City Hospitality - market research and business planning for food innovation center and regional food hub for state of Mississippi

Soul Wired Café - business plan development and funding assistance for start-up café in Midtown, Jackson, MS

The Donor Tree - operational and market assessment for fundraising website


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Groundbreaking 


Business Advantage Program

The Business Advantage Program is a 15-week certificate program which teaches the essentials of business to successful professionals who have no prior education in business. Graduates include architects, artists, high school teachers, public officials, members of the medical community, and leaders of non-profits. The website includes video testimonials describing how the Business Advantage Program has benefitted the professional and personal lives of previous participants.


Innovate Mississippi and the Angel Fund Network

ELSEWorks partners with Innovate Mississippi, a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for Mississippi. The Angel Fund Network is administered by Innovate Mississippi and is hosted on the Millsaps campus. It is comprised of accredited individual and institutional investors from inside and outside of the state. Students and professors assist with coaching on business plans and presentations and help prospective investors with due diligence.



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