Convention Information

MS SMALLBIZCON is a must attend convention, in Mississippi, designed to connect YOU to a community of entrepreneurs that desire to grow partnerships, promote business success, and learn more than ever before about business.

Impact Learning Publications and ZOE Sales & Marketing have partnered to bring this convention to Jackson, MS. We set the stage, inviting a community of entrepreneurs, key decision makers, and thought leaders to come together for networking, business education, and inspiration. We provide the arena for this community to get the tools they need to succeed in business.  MS SMALLBIZCON is the place to be if you are looking to GROW your small business, to PARTNER with serious and passionate entrepreneurs, and to INSPIRE each other to achieve your business goals.

Welcome, Welcome Aboard!


Join a community of experts and like-minded entrepreneurs with
a focus on positively impacting small businesses in Mississippi. You can grow your small business with the information you gain and the connections you make.

From Marketing to Kickbutt Startup classes, get educated on topics you need to take your small business to the next level. Masterclasses are a variety of educational courses taught by business experts.

Do you have the formula for a great business idea but need help getting started. Submit your application for Best Biz Idea to win prizes you need to get your business kicked off!

Hear from experts with extreme success as they share the keys they used to get it. If they can do it, so can you! Get tips on trending business topics from the panel.

Have an existing small business but need investments to launch a new product, service, or to grow your business. Prepare and deliver your pitch at MS SMALLBIZCON in front of a group of investors.

Meet vendors from all over the world that can take your business to the next level with their cutting edge products and services. Face to face interactions, demos, and more!

Be a part of it all as you are featured in a video promoting downtown businesses in Jackson, MS. Help promote the capitol city and celebrate the businesses in its midst.


MS SMALLBIZCON is presented by Impact Learning Publications. A division of LEAD of MS, Corp., Impact Learning Publications is a publisher founded in Jackson, MS in 2012 by Tameka Williams. It publishes book titles annually under different imprints. It also serves as an educational expert organization focusing on providing business education and publishing books that educate industry leaders and entrepreneurs.


ZOE Sales and Marketing, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Joanne Bell. We help businesses attract increased, high volume sales for their products or services. We focus on the growth of startups and entrepreneurs. Our motto is, “From thought to finish, we bring life to your business.”


Small business owners stick together! Our team is comprised of a premier group of volunteer small business owners that are working steadfastly to bring this convention to YOU!

Denise Donald, Pink Leopard
Detrice Johnson, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty
Erica Gray, Curvy Chic Boutique
Geovona Tennessee, Glam Gypsie
Gigi Gates, G&X Transformations
Henry Cotton, Millennium Media Group
Joanne Bell, Phoenix Rising Entertainment and Woman to Woman With Joanne
Keith McMillan, KLM Consutling Corps, Inc.
Latasha A. Willis, Reason To Live Studios & The Spinster’s Shoppe
Latasha McGill, The Tasha Mac Chronicles
Markita Smith, Heart 2 Heart Community Outreach
Mitch C. Davis, Mitch C Davis Photography
Shenetha Siddeq, Inner Diva Boutique
Stacy Bryant, The Stiletto Bosses Network
Tameka Garret, Outfront Publications & Stilettos on the Pavement
Tiffany Aaron, The ERA
Tonya Franklin, Upwrite Solutions