Small Business Spotlight: Located in Central City, trepwise Grows by Helping Others Grow

NOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities.

In our newest Small Business Spotlight, NOLABA interviewed trepwise CEO Kevin Wilkins to talk about how trepwise assists new & existing organizations with operations, financials, partnerships/organizational structure, strategic planning, scaling/growth, branding, and more. trepwise's clients are a mix of organizations from virtually every industry, including: education, financial services, food & hospitality, technology, the arts, faith-based institutions, nonprofits and many more.   

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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Align

AlignNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In our newest Small Business Spotlight, NOLABA interviewed Align CEO Doug Walner, who plans to hire 35 people over the next 18 months after securing more than $2 million in a recent round of early stage financing.

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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism NOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In our newest Small Business Spotlight, NOLABA interviewed Matthew Kincaid, founder of Overcoming Racism and the 2018 Louisiana Young Entrepreneur of the Year, about utilizing New Orleans' small business ecosystem to achieve his business mission - equipping educators with tools to build culturally responsive schools and classrooms.

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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Big Easy Bucha

Big Easy BuchaNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers, certification opportunities, and a strong, talented workforce. In a series of small business spotlights, we’re highlighting New Orleans businesses who use these resources to grow their businesses in the city. Big Easy Bucha is the largest commercial kombucha brewery in the Gulf South (located at 4040 Euphrosine Street), and founders Alexis Korman and Austin Sherman explain why they've chosen to tap into New Orleans' STRIVE alumni population to grow their workforce. 
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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Sister Hearts

Sister HeartsNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In this small business spotlight, we highlight Maryam Uloho, a formerly incarcerated individual who opened her own thrift store in Greater New Orleans, Sister Hearts, to help other citizens re-enter society after prison terms.

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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: NOLA BOARDS

NOLA BOARDSNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In a series of small business spotlights, we're highlighting New Orleans business owners who use these resources to grow their businesses in the city. NOLA BOARDS, a homegrown, handcrafted cutting board, countertop and custom furniture business, opened in the French Quarter in 2014, and owner Mandy Simpson explains how New Orleans' small business ecosystem is helping her grow and expand NOLA BOARDS.

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