The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF), in partnership with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is pleased to announce the kick off of the BIG BAD BUSINESS SERIES. This entrepreneur and mentoring program will give North Mississippi artists, business owners, inventors, and startup enthusiasts an opportunity to develop an idea into their own sustainable small business. Through monthly workshops and breakout sessions, participants will learn from some of the region's most successful business executives, innovate with local artists, and receive business coaching from local development experts. Whether manufacturing a prototype, developing a creative arts business, or starting a tech business, this program will connect you with the resources to turn your idea into an industry!

Upcoming events include:

February 27th: Business Path: Chamber and MDA Talk at the Edison at 5:30 pm. Register here!

February 27th: Creative Path: Oxford Artists' Retreat at 6:30 pm at the Powerhouse. Learn about how to navigate retail opportunities with Sheila Urevbo of Artist Village and Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick of Amelia's. Also learn about the Plein Air Painters. Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: FREE.  Register here.


March 27th: Business & Creative Path: How to Make a Pitch with Janet McCarty of Cotton's Cafe, winner of the 2015 AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge at 6 pm at the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Register here. 

April 10th: Is it Legal with Joyce Freeland at 6 pm at the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Understanding business law, proprietary information protection, trademark, copyright, patents, permits, and more! Register here.



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