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Louisiana's controversial Marriage and Conscience Act failed to win approval in Baton Rouge this session. The bill would have prohibited the state from punishing businesses for having religious beliefs that say "marriage is between one man and one woman." Critics of the bill say it would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

After the the bill failed, Governor Bobby Jindal stepped in and issued an executive order to accomplish the intent of the bill.

Effective Delegation

May 18, 2015

Small business owners sometimes have a fear of assigning tasks.  LSBDC's Barry Parker shares on why it is important to delegate and how owners can better monitor tasks.


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Patti Dunn and Peter Ricchiuti.
It's New Orleans

Every time a new mobile device comes out we can put more stuff on it. These days we don’t need to carry a calendar, phone book, yellow pad, book, map, magazine, music player, camera, DVD player, laptop, or even a heart monitor. So what, exactly, are we putting in these bags and backpacks we all lug around? Somebody who knows the answer to that is Patti Dunn.

Patti's New Orleans company, Tchoup Industries, makes bags and back packs.

Chet Overall / It's New Orleans

Every time a new mobile device comes out we can put more stuff on it. These days we don't need to carry a calendar, phone book, yellow pad, book, map, magazine, music player, camera, DVD player, laptop, or even a heart monitor.

  So what, exactly, are we putting in these bags and backpacks we all lug around? Somebody who knows the answer to that is Patti Dunn. Patti's New Orleans company, Tchoup Industries, makes bags and backpacks.

Some sectors have led the economy to record numbers, but what will it take for the stock market growth to continue?  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore points to three things to consider when watching the Wall Street ticker.


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A small business owner can maintain an effective tool for success - social media.  Louisiana Small Business Development Center's Barry Parker examines a few strategies in keeping a presence on such services.


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The Bossier Parish Police Jury is funding a study that will determine whether a dormant water treatment plant at Camp Minden could be brought online and serve mostly industrial customers in Bossier and Webster parishes.

The two neighboring parishes are working together to learn if Dorcheat Bayou water could be treated and a permit obtained, according to Bossier Parish Police Juror Glenn Benton. He says the water treatment facility was built in the 1980s in a failed attempt to lure a new industry to Camp Minden.

The New Orleans-based Louisiana District Export Council will hold two days of training beginning Tuesday for Louisiana businesspeople who want to export their company’s products or services and build business outside the U.S.

Ras Asan

Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan are co-founders of the education funding start-up Million Dollar Scholar.

Growing up in Chicago with few resources, Derrius Quarles shocked everyone when he took the initiative and won over a million dollars in scholarships and awards to attend college. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, he met Ras Asan, and the two decided to take Derrius' know-how to more students who could use it.

The University of New Orleans is holding its annual Economic Outlook summit today, with Latter and Blum Realtors. This year’s review will focus on how one project in New Orleans is affecting the regional economy.

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