Mississippi Market

Special Events


Seminars designed specifically for retailers are held on both days of the show.  No cost to attend, no reservations are required. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Seminars are held in the “Seminar Room” located in the front of the Trade Mart.

Seminars are held on the hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm throughout the day.  Check the Daily Events Sheet when you check in at Registration for each day’s schedule.


RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – Mississippi Library Commission


Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights  


 “Advertise with Mail”

Mail is a powerful medium that can place your message directly into people’s hands in their homes, locally, nationwide, or even worldwide. The US Postal Service has easy ways to accomplish this!  Come and hear about Every Door Direct Mail and The Direct Mail Hub.

“Shipping Solutions for your Business”

The world of shipping can be daunting.  The US Postal Service has solutions for every size business and every type of shipping need.  Come hear an overview of Click n Ship and shipping options.  

Creating Effective Displays – MS Florist Association

Tom McIntyre of A Daisy A Day and Lisa Hayman of Chapman's Florist, representing the Mississippi Florist Association, will share tips for creating effective displays using floral, color and inexpensive props. Join them as they share cost effective marketing tools guaranteed to boost sales and help that bottom line.

GoMississippi and iShopMS.org – Mississippi Magazine

Jane Foster with Mississippi Magazine will share how iShopMS.org  and the essential travel app GoMississippi will recession proof Mississippi. iShopMS.org is determined to show everyone; you can purchase everything right here in Mississippi by connecting directly to retailers and encouraging them to shop with you!  GoMississippi is a free app for Apple and Android smartphones puts interesting shopping, dining, and lodging attractions at your fingertips. This is one session you won’t be asked to cut your phone off – so bring your cell phone!

The Not So Basics of Small Business Marketing – THINK Webstore

The basics of marketing your business are not basic anymore. Having a shingle and putting an ad in the yellow pages will not cut it. Explore your marketing options and ask questions in real-time.