Mid South Business Association & Resource Center

MSBARC will take responsibility for developing our economy and businesses, promoting the assets of our community, and attracting investment. We will develop strategies and goals, and support and enlist the assistance of, elected officials to secure external resources, tools, and relationships that will help us achieve these goals.

About

MSBARC will take responsibility for developing our economy and businesses, promoting the assets of our community, and attracting investment. We will develop strategies and goals, and support and enlist the assistance of, elected officials to secure external resources, tools, and relationships that will help us achieve these goals.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary ContactPhillip Beckham
Addresss3720 S Dearborn
Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone(773) 893-0052