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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When it comes to having a great idea in business, the difference between success and failure is hard to pin down till you’re one or the other.

Lisa Lloyd doesn’t have the luxury of hindsight. Lisa is an inventor. She has invented products that have made millions. And she has had days that weren’t so good. On today's Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti discusses the invention business with Lisa Lloyd from the Lloyd Marketing Group.

A practice known as environmental scanning can help an owner protect a business.  LSBDC's Barry Parker explains how tracking and monitoring enable owners to prepare for market changes.

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New Orleans neighborhoods aren't like the rest of the country. Where else can you live on an expensive street that has potholes that can swallow a 5-year-old? Where the streetlights are out but the traffic cameras work perfectly. And there's a street you’re never quite sure what the name is because it’s never had a sign.

Stepping into this rich tapestry of communities is Neighborlynx, a company that puts all the information about your neighborhood online in one convenient location.

Scott Aiges

New Orleans is right in the middle of Jazz Fest, which features plenty of live music.

But there is also an associated event called the Sync Up Conference, now in its eighth year, designed for independent artists to learn more about the business of music.

WWNO’s Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges, Programs Director for the Jazz and Heritage Foundation, about the conference.

The Corporate Culture

Apr 27, 2015

What does a small business owner need to know about the corporate culture?   Louisiana Small Business Development Center's Barry Parker answers a question that can help an owner in today's environment.

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When you go to Jazz Fest do you have stuff you have to do? Is there one band you have to see or one food item you have to eat? For many people that annual treat is Crawfish Monica. It's one of Jazz Fest’s most popular dishes.

On this edition of Out to Lunch we don’t have crawfish, but we do have Monica.

Monica Davidson, the Monica from Crawfish Monica and co-owner of Kajun Kettle Foods, joins Peter for lunch.