When it comes to business, we all agree on one thing: we all want to succeed. Typically we measure success numerically — the more profit we make, the better we're doing. Sure, we'd all like to make billions, but the reality is most of us are not going to turn our businesses into Facebook or Apple. For many people in business, just keeping the doors open and the lights on is succeeding.
Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch take whatever your definition of success is — whether it's making a fortune or just making it 'till Friday — and help you get there.
Everybody likes to think they're important, but here in Louisiana we really are. Two sectors of our local economy are major components of the national, and global, economy: oil and gas, and renewable energy.
Outside of the oil companies who physically drill for oil, there is a huge industry of companies who do everything else — from building oil rigs to delivering groceries to the men and women who work on them.
One of the biggest offshore support companies in the world is headquartered here in New Orleans. Tidewater.
Textron Systems New Orleans held a ceremony on Monday to mark the start of production of the Navy's newest hovercraft: a landing craft designed to haul vehicles, heavy equipment, and supplies over water and beaches.
At one point in their lives, each of our guests had to choose whether or not they would inherit a family business. The answer didn't always come quickly, and most of them had to change the business to make it their own, but each decided to carry their family's tradition to the next generation.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Business-backed candidates secured a new 5-to-4 majority on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board last Saturday.
FuturePAC, which is affiliated with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, put up about $50,000 for candidates in these school board elections. BRAC CEO Adam Knapp discusses what business interests are investing in.
New Orleans is a beautiful city. But very little of that beauty is natural. Even our magnificent parks and tree lined avenues are planned and planted. Mostly, when we talk about the beauty of New Orleans, we're talking about buildings.
Almost every commercial building has some sort of artwork on it. We don't typically refer to it as "art" — we more often call it a "sign" — and many commercial buildings have branding artwork inside too. Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch are responsible for some of the city's notable pieces of graphic art.
Back in the 20th Century, when you wanted to fly somewhere you had two choices: you could call the airline and buy a ticket, or you could call a travel agent, who for some magical reason could get you the same ticket for less money.
Then along came the online travel site revolution. Now, instead of making a two minute phone call, we can spend hours, even days, comparing prices and airline schedules before buying a plane ticket.