It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Kicked Up Local – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

The Small Business Association defines a small business as having fewer than 500 employees. By that definition, over 99% of all businesses in the US are small businesses. 

Even so, the businesses in the remaining 1% that they’re competing against have a hugely outsized influence when it comes to marketing and other resources. How does a small business compete with the likes of Amazon and WalMart? In New Orleans you could be a part of a specialized marketing enterprise called The Scout Guide.

Taylor Morgan

Taylor Morgan is owner and editor of The Scout Guide New Orleans.

Blake J. Stanfill

Blake J. Stanfill is Director of Growth at a company called TrepWise. TrepWise is a business consultancy that arms small businesses, non-profits, and public-sector organizations with the same tools that big business uses.

All of us agree that supporting our local small businesses is a great thing to do. For most of us, that amounts to going shopping once in a while. For Blake and Taylor, supporting our small business community is what they do every day. Because small business makes up the bulk of our economy, their daily efforts ultimately ripple out and affect the whole city.

Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.

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