Heritage Memorial Funding
offers funeral cost help
n TUPELO - Heritage Memorial Funding aims to help families around the country cope with rising funeral costs.
Tupelo entrepreneur Joe Estess launched the company because he said his newest venture meets an important need, with average funeral costs around $7,000.
Heritage offers families a cash advance on a verified insurance policy to pay for final services. Heritage pays families and funeral directors usually 24 hours after they submit minimal paperwork to verify the policy.
The funeral funding is not a debt or a loan. Heritage advances funding of the payment that is due the policy's beneficiaries. If the policy is bigger than the cost of the funeral, then families get additional funding.
Heritage assesses a small fee that is deducted from the beneficiary payment. Families and funeral homes pay nothing else for the service.
More information is available at www.heritagememorialfunding.com.
Southern Growth Studio
vets new deals investors
n OXFORD -Mid-South investors, angel networks, foundations and private equity groups now have help deciding which new business ideas or inventions to support with their money and resources.
The Southern Growth Studio analyzes new businesses, new products or service ideas. The company provides a comprehensive market validation study to determine the size of the potential markets, growth trends, competitive products and the most optimum market position.
Southern Growth Studio has relationships with entrepreneurial groups in the Mid-South and technology transfer offices and at Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, the Mississippi Technology Alliance and others.
For more information, investors should contact Southern Growth chief strategist and co-owner Jocelyn Atkinson at Jocelyn@southerngrowthstudio.com or call (901) 522-9875.