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.” 


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

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


Planning for Unexpected Startup Costs

Real costs of running a business vs. Projected costs


Mandy Pumilia presenting to Healthcare Coaches with Omada Health

In two weeks, on October 24, 2016 Mandy Pumilia, Founder of Picnic Media and Co-Founder of Royal Brewery New Orleans will be speaking to Launch NOLA Co-horts on the real costs of running a business and how they differ from the costs the business has planned for.

Do you need support 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 January 2017 session today!

Are you interested in seeing non-traditional business owners succeed? Starting a small business is hard.  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.

Witry Collective named Best of New Orleans!

A huge congratulations to Picnic Media clients the Witry Collective on being named Top  3 Best Realtors in New Orleans! This year marks the 6th year the Witry Collective has been named one of the best realtors in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans edition.

Contact us if you’d like to create a powerful communication and marketing strategy to help you achieve your very best!



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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Education & Mentoring to Help Small Businesses Grow

Do you need help growing your small business? Capital One’s Getting Down to Business Program application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 29 at midnight. 15 participants will be selected. Apply online.

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Congratulations to the Witry Collective!

Last week the Witry Collective attended the Gardner Golden Dome Awards and brought a few more trophies home for the case. They are going to need a bigger case very soon! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram and on their website to see all the latest happening in New Orleans real estate.

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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.




LaunchNOLA’s Pitch Competition Winners, November 6, 2015

LaunchNOLA is looking for some web design professionals to offer up a few hours of time to the winners of last week’s Pitch Competition. I’ll be donating some hours to help these underserved entrepreneurs, can you join me in donating some hours?

Check out these great new business ventures and the winners of the pitch competition!

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Developing Your Voice Online

It’s been an extremely busy fall and we’ve worked with so many great clients in the last 45 days and some awesome new ventures and co-horts. We can’t wait to see these entrepreneurs change the world! Things aren’t slowing down and in 10 days on Wednesday, November 8, 2015 Mandy Pumilia will be conducting a hands-on workshop at Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and we hope you’ll join us to prepare your communications strategy in 2016!

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