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IDEA Center Boasts First Year Successes

Posted by Steve Rogers | August 15, 2012 / 10:38am | Local News, Business
TUPELO, Miss. -- One year after it was created, IDEA Hub continues to meet a growing need for small business owners in the Tupelo/Lee County area. IDEA Hub offers affordable cubicle space for new and expanding businesses, with all of the support currently offered through the Renasant Center for IDEAs, Tupelo/Lee County's regional business incubator.

"We created IDEA Hub for sales people who required a local office, home-based entrepreneurs, and start-up companies," said Len Blanton, Renasant Center for IDEAs advisory board member. "It has been a successful space, enabling us to meet the needs of all types of entrepreneurs in our community."

Since its opening in August 2011, IDEA Hub has housed 12 business clients. Three of these companies have grown and expanded into larger spaces inside the Renasant Center for IDEAs, and three clients have expanded outside of the incubator. Due to the success of IDEA Hub, a second area opened across the hall from the original space, creating room for more businesses.

IDEA Hub is located on the first floor of the Renasant Center for IDEAs. It enables business clients to start out in a cubicle space, with a month-to-month lease, as they grow and expand their business needs. Clients have full access to the Renasant Center for IDEAs building and bundle of services, including office equipment, wireless internet service, training rooms, meeting spaces, personal mailboxes, and more. Tenants have around-the-clock access to the building's amenities. Currently, eight IDEA Hub offices are available.

"I needed office space to sit down, get work done, make phone calls, and receive shipments," said Jonathan King, former IDEA Hub client and owner of Tech-Knowledge. "I quickly outgrew the cubicle and needed more space. The Renasant Center for IDEAs was able to provide me with a full office space allowing me to continue growing. I could not be happier with my business space and I would definitely recommend to anyone starting a business to see what they have to offer at the Renasant Center for IDEAs."

For more information on IDEA Hub or to inquire about leasing IDEA Hub space, please contact Orlando Pannell at (662) 842-4521 or opannell@cdfms.org.
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