COB Dividends Show - May 2019

The Dividends Show is a monthly program dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and information from Mississippi State University's College of Business. Each episode will give you an inside look at the College's programs and events, history, faculty, students, and alumni.

In this episode, Dividends Show host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with recent MSU graduate and founder of Lani Bryn Essentials, Courtney Rankins. Rankins explains that she struggled with skin care conditions such as acne, eczema, and sensitive skin her entire life. After prescription-strength skincare treatments failing to treat her skincare problems, she decided to create her own skincare line, Lani Bryn Essentials. Lani Bryn Essentials is handmade, organic, and cruelty-free. Products include facial cleansers, masks, serums, soaps, exfoliators, body oils, and more. For more information, visit:

We also speak with the founder of Jitterbean's Coffee, Madison Grant, who also works in the Center of Entrepreneurship and Outreach (E-Center) at MSU. Grant welcomes and guides students who come into the E-Center with a creative idea. Grant also serves as a mentor to not only college students but also high school students with start-ups in the E-Center. For more information on the E-Center, visit: