The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is a statewide youth initiative designed to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education in Mississippi.



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Is Entrepreneurship in your DNA?

Check out this article from Forbes discussing the skills that are needed to become an entrepreneur and whether these skills can be learned or not!…


Posted by Hunter Authement on September 23, 2015 at 10:40am

Register Now for Symposium I - "Getting Connected"

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program is pleased to announce the kickoff of its 9th annual series of high school business events and competitions! …


Posted by Hunter Authement on September 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Recent Articles On Small Business

There are many common myths and misconceptions when it comes to owning and operating a small business. Often times, people that are looking to start a small business are unaware of what is true and untrue. 

These two articles from the National Federation of Independent…


Posted by Hunter Authement on August 24, 2015 at 11:30am

SEP Crowns 2015 State Competition Winners!

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Friday, May 1, by hosting its 8th annual SEP State Business Plan Competition on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and hosted by the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, an educational outreach unit of the Southern Miss…


Posted by James Wilcox on May 1, 2015 at 4:00pm

The SEP is on Facebook!

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October 2015


SEP founder Brent Hales co-authors this new 11-lesson Council for Economic Education high school publication.

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