What are the real costs of starting a business?

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Launch NOLA co-horts

On Thursday evening, Mandy Pumilia, Founder of Picnic Media and Co-Founder of Royal Brewery New Orleans presented to a group of entrepreneurs that are participating in Launch NOLA who will be beginning seven new businesses in New Orleans. The topic of the presentation and Q & A session was “Real Costs of Starting a Business vs. Projected Costs.” You can view the presentation here.

Would you like to see more small non-traditional business owners succeed? Starting a small business can be difficult.  A supportive ecosystem is needed for any of us to succeed. Join the support team today by donating. You can also give by texting LAUNCH to 5046845265. Launch NOLA is an initiative of St. Roch CDC, a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible.

Are you interested in starting a business or taking your business to the next step? Launch NOLA provides business training, support, & affordable resources for urban entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful business in New Orleans. Enroll for the next session today!

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SourceFunding.org levels the playing field for non-traditional entrepreneurs

Is your small business struggling to find funding or having trouble borrowing from a traditional lender?

Small businesses have the power to be a catalyst of transformation for our communities – and our economy. They also employ half of the nation’s private sector workforce and have created roughly two-thirds of net new jobs since 1995. Although interest rates have been kept at historically low levels by the Federal Reserve since the Great Recession began in 2008 in order to spur loan activity and borrowing to grow the economy, a major barrier cited by small businesses – especially non-traditional entrepreneurs – continues to be access to low cost capital.

“These barriers are especially true for women, veteran, and minority-owned companies who tend to be denied credit, receive lesser loan amounts, pay higher interest rates, and continue to remain in need of funding.” 

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Learn more about Janet Davas of Hatch’s newest venture SourceFunding.org and request an invitation.

Can a Fin-Tech Company Level the Playing Field for Non-traditional Entrepreneurs?

Picnic Media selected for Growth Accelerator

We are excited to announce that Picnic Media has been selected to provide technical consulting and subject expert assistance to social ventures in Propeller’s inaugural Growth Accelerator. To learn more about the ventures we’ll be supporting, click on the images below.

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Organic SEO & Google +

Do you have a Google + Business page? If not you should, it makes all the difference in your search results. Need help setting up and managing your Google + Business or Brand page or with your strategy on getting great reviews? We’re here to help!

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Digital Marketing Workshop

A special thank you to all the participants that joined me this evening for Developing Your Voice Online. In case you missed the presentation at Propeller this evening or wanted to review a portion I have published it here.

 

 

 

Great Ventures with Great Ideas

Tonight we’ll be working with a group of ventures who will be presenting their marketing collateral and we’ll be there providing coaching & feedback. Take a look at these exciting social enterprises and the change they’ll be bringing to our community.

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Picnic Media selected as a Technical Consultant/Subject Expert for Propeller

We are excited to begin working with Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation!  Picnic Media will work one-on-one with 25-40 high-potential startups in Propeller’s Impact Accelerator. Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. Propeller drives social, environmental, and economic impact in New Orleans by incubating ventures that have the potential to solve our city’s most pressing issues. The Propeller vision is to build a critical mass of entrepreneurs tackling key challenges in our issue areas of food security, water management, healthcare, and educational equity in order to make significant change for underserved individuals.

First up, Picnic Media will be working with venture Bausey Medical Solutions!

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Hatch Founder selected to speak at ILI OpenSOURCE 2015

Janet Davas founder of Hatch and Liberty’s Kitchen will be speaking at ILI OpenSource in the Communications Studio on Friday, September 25, 2015. All community based organizations should attend this day of continuing education on capacity building. For more information visit iliopensource.com

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Hatch NOLA founder selected as Food Security Mentor

Congratulations to Janet Davas, founder of Hatch and Liberty’s Kitchen who has been selected as a Lead Mentor for the Food Security Sector in the 2015 Business Accelerator Program at Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation!

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