Business Resource Center

One of our fundamental goals is help Mississippians access the knowledge and information they need to operate successful, long-lasting businesses. This resources page was developed with the sole purpose of helping you achieve your dreams.

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Financial Planning and Business Resources for Mississippi Business Owners

The following Business Resources are produced by Renaissance Community Loan Fund and are free to registered users of the website. Register as a user by clicking on any of the materials below and submitting your information.

Download Financial Templates, Forms, and Worksheets

Business Plan Outline

Writing a thorough business plan is a difficult, but necessary step when starting a new business. Use our outline to answer some essential questions about what your business is and how it will operate.

Competitive Advantage

When building or analyzing your business, it is important to note the strengths and weaknesses of your competition in order to further better your own. Use this Competitive Advantage template in order to capitalize on your differences.

Balance Sheet

Calculate the total assets, liabilities, and net worth of your business using our Balance Sheet template.

Cash Flow Statement

Keep track of your monthly business expenses like salaries, supplies, insurance, taxes, utilities, and more.

Asset (FF&E) Statement

This spreadsheet tracks all of the furniture, fixtures, and equipment that you use in your everyday business operations. These tangible assets are categorized separately from other assets.

Profit & Loss

Use the Profit & Loss Statement template to calculate how your business income is being affected by your net profits.

Personal Financial Statement

The Personal Financial Statement form is a Renaissance Community Loan Fund form that must be submitted with business loan applications.

Personal Budget Planner

Use the Personal Budget Planner worksheet to plan your monthly and annual expenses.


The Power of Knowledge Webinar Series Archive

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Instructional Video Tutorials

Starting a Business Series

Businesses Owned by Multiple Individuals

Businesses Owned by One Individual

Creating an Account with the MS Secretary of State’s Office

How to Form an LLC

How to Acquire Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Mississippi Business One Stop Shop (BOSS)

Lessons Learned Series

Hear from Starkville, MS entrepreneur and Renaissance commercial client, Julie Sims as she discusses the lessons she learned from running and eventually having to close her business- Big Buns & More.

Introduction: Julie Sims, Former Owner of Big Buns & More

Be Aware of Finances & Budgets

Have and Know your Competitive Advantage

The Importance of Marketing & Networking

Professional Advice on Running a Business


Personal Budget and Credit Analysis

How to Budget: Itemize

How to Budget: Yearly Budgets

Personal Credit Analysis: Part I

Personal Credit Analysis: Part II

Personal Budget FAQs

Credit FAQs


Quickbooks

What is Quickbooks?

Navigating Quickbooks: Part One

Navigating Quickbooks: Part Two

Quickbooks Online: Setting Up Your Company

Quickbooks Online: Adding Users and Products

Quickbooks Online: Managing Company Account Settings Part One

Quickbooks Online Customer Center

Quickbooks Online: Tracking Transactions

Quickbooks Online: Projects

Quickbooks Online: Vendor Center

Quickbooks Online: Reports


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