eccc small business dev ctr director
Tony Hisaw




The objective of the East Central Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to provide free counseling, specialized training and research assistance in all aspects of starting or expanding a small business endeavor. The SBDC is a non-profit, professional service designed to offer one-on-one confidential counseling assistance to ensure a more successful start up of new enterprises and to strengthen existing firms.

Training and Workshops Are Still Happening!

Due to COVID-19, we have moved all training, counseling, and workshops to our virtual platform. We offer live virtual workshops and on-demand training! To reach a business counselor at East Central Community College, call 601-635-6297 or email!

The Mississippi SBDC Network provides educational training that covers current and practical information on business topics ranging from the basics to advanced business management skills.

Live Virtual Webinars and Workshops:

  • Events include workshops, seminars, conferences, peer-to-peer round-tables, networking and matchmaking.
  • Workshops are no-cost, but do require registration.
  • Training events are offered at Mississippi SBDCs and at partner locations across the state.
  • Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact the local Mississippi SBDC hosting the event to discuss your needs.

On-Demand Training:

  • On-Demand Trainings are offered virtually and cover topics like starting a business, government contracting, marketing strategy, digital media, employment law, writing a business plan, cash flow projections, and QuickBooks Pro Training.
  • These trainings can be watched from the comfort of your home and are no-cost.
  • On-Demand Trainings do require registration.

On-Demand Training Topics:

Offices used throughout the five county district:

eccc Workforce Development Center, Decatur
Workforce Development Center,  Decatur, MS
601.635.6297 or 601.635.6296

eccc neshoba business enterprise center
Neshoba Business Enterprise Center Located in the Philadelphia/ Neshoba County Industrial Park

eccc Integrated Technologies Training Center Choctaw ms
Integrated Technologies Training Center Choctaw, MS 601.389.0832

ECCC Career Advancement Center Carthage:
ECCC Career Advancement Center Carthage: 601.298.0723

ECCC Career Advancement Center Louisville
ECCC Career Advancement Center Louisville: 662.773.2292

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Mississippi Small Business Development Center U.S. Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. East Central Community College SBDC is a member of the Mississippi Small Business Development Centers (MSBDC) network. MSBDC has assisted Mississippi businesses since 1981. “Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested least two weeks in advance.”  Please contact Tony Hisaw at 601-635-6297 or