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!

Planning for Unexpected Startup Costs

Real costs of running a business vs. Projected costs

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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.

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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LaunchNOLA brings more to the Underserved Entrepreneur

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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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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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Picnic Media launches Hatch Consulting for Social Enterprise

Hatch is the brainchild of Janet Davas, Founder of Liberty’s Kitchen. Janet’s goal in launching Hatch is to share with other like-minded social entrepreneurs what she has learned from her experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

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Picnic Media creates digital marketing, public relations and advertising strategies for small to medium size businesses.