Secretary of State’s Mississippi BOSS Website Receives Hermes Gold Award Out of 6,000 Entries

Jackson, MS— The Secretary of State’s Office is honored to receive the renowned Hermes Gold Award for the Mississippi Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) website ( The State of Mississippi was chosen out of 6,000 entries. The Gold Award not only distinguishes the outstanding creative design of the website but also acknowledges the commitment of the Secretary of State’s Office to improve State government through its online initiative.

“Our Agency is focused on modernizing and merging services with instant technology to provide quality and convenient service at no cost to the user,” states Secretary Hosemann. “Mississippi BOSS is another positive step toward promoting job creation and economic development in the State. More businesses mean more jobs. Mississippi BOSS helps facilitate this goal.”

The Mississippi BOSS website ( was developed by Mississippi’s eGovernment Partner, Mississippi Interactive, under the direction of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Users can find the information needed to start their business in Mississippi by answering five (5) simple questions. Based on the user’s answers, Mississippi BOSS explains the best structure for the business and creates a list of what the user will need to provide to the State, county and city government. This information allows domestic and foreign business owners and potential business owners to quickly find the information needed to register and operate their business in Mississippi.

The Hermes Creative Awards honor and support the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.