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Shop small and shop often: Why small businesses matter

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer For those shoppers too timid to brave the mania of Black Friday but eager to get in some holiday

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Deadline to apply for small business assistance fund extended

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced the extension of the deadline to apply for a loan from the New Orleans

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Grow Gentilly’ small business competition deadline set for July 31
Capital One Bank, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, recently announced the second annual “Grow Gentilly” small business growth plan competition to help small businesses in ...
White House to host entrepreneurship forum in New Orleans
WASHINGTON, DC — The White House Business Council and the Office of Public Engagement today announced that they will host two Urban Entrepreneurship Forums in New Orleans, LA on ...
Urban Entrepreneurship Forum set for July 20 in Crescent City
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with the White House Busi­ness Council, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Domestic Policy Council, will host an Urban Entrepreneurship Forum on ...
U.S. Treasury expands Small Business ‘Main Street’ program
A north Louisiana bank is among six financial institutions that will get a much-needed shot in the arm from the expansion of a federal program designed to strengthen ...
Minority-owned firms doubled in recent years
WASHINGTON - In 2007, minority-owned firms numbered 5.8 million, up from 4.0 million in 2002, an increase of 45.5 percent, more than double the 17.9 percent increase for all U.S. ...
Minority-owned firms doubled in recent years
WASHINGTON - In 2007, minority-owned firms numbered 5.8 million, up from 4.0 million in 2002, an increase of 45.5 percent, more than double the 17.9 percent increase for all U.S. ...
In spite of two disasters, couple remains ‘jazzed’ about business
New Orleans has proven time and again that you can’t keep a good man or woman down. Nowhere is that more evident than in the resilience and determination displayed by ...
Meals on wheels are popular but may not necessarily be sustainable
By Travis Andrews Contributing Writer A growing trend in New Orleans is giving new meaning to the phrase “meals on wheels.” Food trucks, or mobile food of any sort, has taken ...