Business & Technology

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Out To Lunch: I.P.Eaux

Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Rick Lineberger

In the New Orleans entrepreneurial community there’s a conversation that comes up fairly regularly. It’s speculation about who’s going to be the first company in the new wave of startups to break out. To hit the big time. To be our version of Google, Facebook, or Twitter.

Two of the company names that surface near the top of everybody’s list are Federated Sample and 365 Connect.

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Business & Technology
7:39 am
Fri September 12, 2014

New 3-D Sign Company Opening In Gretna

A 3-D sign company will be opening next month in Gretna.

The LetterFAB announcement was made yesterday by company officials and Governor Bobby Jindal.

The state Economic Development department says the Madison Street facility will employ 45 workers and create 35 new indirect jobs.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the company is based in Crested Butte, Colorado. It says the Gretna location will be its second facility – and the first in Louisiana.

Tech & Innovation
4:49 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

LSU Innovation Park Opens New Prototyping Center

The LSU Business & Technology Center has acquired a Stratasys 3-D printer for use in its new prototyping center.
Metrix Create:Space Flickr

Some famous ideas may have been launched from a single idea scribbled on a napkin – but for start-up companies looking for funding to take an idea off of the paper and into the world of real products, prototyping is an important step.

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Out To Lunch
1:51 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Out To Lunch: NOLA Phoenix

Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Rick Lineberger

New Orleans is rising from the debris of 2005 in ways that could never have been predicted, even by the most optimistic of prognosticators.

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Business
9:13 am
Thu September 11, 2014

La. Shrimpers Complain Low Prices Aren't Worth Their Effort

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 7:24 am

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Out To Lunch: Cut Through The Clutter

Virginia Barkley, Stasia Cymes and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Cheryl delPozzal / It's New Orleans

If you've ever been in business, or been employed by a company of more than three people, you'll know that one of the hallmarks of every organization is well, organization. The best laid plans of small companies and big corporations can easily get lost in the mess of daily duties and decisions. Being able to identify and execute your intentions clearly is a vital part of any successful business.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Out To Lunch: Saints! Pelicans! Tourists!

Peter Ricchiuti, Mark Romig and Ed Lang.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

 

New Orleans is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. There is no specific reason — there's no amusement park or beach — but like other great cities such as Paris and Manhattan, people come here to spend time just living like we do.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Out To Lunch: Angels 'N Exports

Knud Berthelsen.
Cheryl DalPozzal It's New Orleans

A few years ago, for most of us "start up" was a verb — it was something you did to a car. These days it's a noun. A startup is a new business, typically based on a new and untested idea.

One of the toughest things about a startup, the noun, is the verb — starting it up. The main obstacles are figuring out the best way to go about it, and how to pay for it. One place startups turn to start up is an angel investor. Having an angel investor is kind of like having a successful uncle who believes in you enough to give you some capital and guidance.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Out To Lunch: Family Friendly

Peter Ricchiuti and Teddy Nathan.
Cheryl DalPozzal It's New Orleans

Human beings love doing things in groups. It starts off with fun birthday parties when we're kids, and goes all the way to desperate attempts to have fun at conferences — which is why so many of them come to New Orleans.

While folks are here at a conference, Teddy Nathan's company, Crescent City Connections, rounds them up and puts them to work volunteering for local non-profits.

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Business
6:33 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

State Palace Theatre Purchased By Developer

The shuttered State Palace Theatre, seen in 2007.
Credit Infrogmation / Wikimedia Commons

The State Palace Theater, a piece of New Orleans history, may finally receive a long overdue facelift. Developer Gregor Fox recently announced the purchase of the Canal Street relic for $3.5 million.

The State Palace, built in 1926, was flooded during Hurricane Katrina and fully shut down in 2007. Plans to convert the theater into a museum and concert venue pre-Katrina never happened. Now, Fox says he hopes to complete a partial renovation of the 3,000-seat theater's exterior and adjoining retail space within two years.

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