Issues and Challenges of Starting a Civil Engineering or Surveying Firm in Mississippi
Mainka, Bruce Eric
AdvisorFreyne, Seamus F.
CommitteeWhite, Thomas D.
Gullett, Philip M.
This thesis summarizes some of the challenges and risks faced by new civil engineering or surveying business owners, as well as, engineering managers in Mississippi. Additionally, this paper will cover how these business owners take on those business challenges to become and remain successful. The data covered represents answers from the owners asked via phone conversations. The number of twenty employees or less was the criteria for a firm to be considered small. It was decided that approximately 20% of the firms listed, or a total of 20, would statistically represent the current state of affairs of small to medium sized firms in Mississippi. The answers given from the firms are presented anonymously for this report.