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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LaunchNOLA brings more to the Underserved Entrepreneur


Last night Picnic Media had the pleasure of speaking with fantastic LaunchNOLA entrepreneurs with small business concepts in development. Our discussion with this group focused on the following.

  1. What advice would you give to a new entrepreneur?
  2. What community resources have you found to be most helpful?
  3. How did you get the funds you needed to get started?

We can’t wait to see each of these new businesses launch!

LaunchNOLA Cohort 1 (Fall 2015)

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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

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