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Building a Vibrant Community

Building a Vibrant Community

If you’re frustrated with how to grow your community and its businesses, the Building A Vibrant Community podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are thrilled to see Mississippi State University’s James Barnes and co-hosts Rachael Carter and Lauren Colby-Nickels tackle community development problems in a fun and practical way. They explain how communities and businesses can grow beyond their geographic borders by learning from other communities and businesses, and much more. Status quo is the enemy of community development and the best way to grow your community is to learn from others. Get your community and business growing again with practical advice from this podcast!

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Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:00am

Hamp Beatty, Extension Associate III, Center for Government and Community Development
Mississippi State University Extension

There’s nothing worse than having a great company only to make financial mistakes and cause it to tank. Hamp Beatty is a financial whiz and joins the podcast to share his insights on how food businesses can avoid several financial mistakes as they launch and grow. You don’t want to miss his powerful tips for financial success.

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 5:00am

Lauren Colby-Nickels, Extension Instructor, Extension Center for Technology Outreach
Mississippi State University Extension

Everyone knows the importance of using social media to grow a business, yet many people struggle to get started. Lauren Colby-Nickels is an expert in helping businesses launch using Instagram. She provides practical insights to help any business have a successful launch to connect with customers and sell products or services.

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:00am

Dr. Rachael Carter, Extension Instructor, Center for Government and Community Development
Mississippi State University Extension

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 5:00am

Paige Manning, Marketing Director and Public Relations
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:00am

Robbie Coblentz, Owner, Proof Bakery
Starkville, Mississippi

Want to know how to start a food business, but you’re not sure how? Tune in to hear how Robbie Coblentz, owner of Proof Bakery in Starkville, Mississippi, explain the key factors in launching a new local food business. His insights can help any entrepreneur launch any type of business as well.

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 5:00am

Dr. James Barnes, Associate Extension Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University Extension

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 5:00am

Andy Gipson, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

Selling Mississippi products internationally, helping establish a brand for your food business and much, much more are all discussed in Part 2 of this interview with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Andy Gipson. Mr. Gipson explains how the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce programs help Mississippi food businesses grow! You’re going to discover just how easy it is to grow your food business in Mississippi.

 

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:00am

Andy Gipson, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

If you’re looking to grow your food business in Mississippi, look no further. Our hosts talk with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Andy Gipson, to learn how the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce programs help Mississippi food businesses grow! You don’t want to miss Part 1 of this two part series.

 

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:00am

James Barnes, Rachael Carter, and Lauren-Colby Nickels