Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company. The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. Louisiana Caviar Company harvest its caviar from bowfin fish in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp, which is the largest wetland in the U.S. Louisiana Caviar Company exports 80 percent of its product, with half of its exports going to Russia. [i].

Hyperbolic Headlines About Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

And, blink three times if you realize that Netscape is now owned by Oath, which is a subsidiary of Verizon, which is headquartered in New York, and is the merger of Bell Atlantic (Philadelphia), NYNEX (New York), and GTE (which, awesomely, bought BBN, created GTE Internetworking, spun it off as Genuity after the Bell Atlantic merger, which was then acquired out of bankruptcy by Level 3 (Broomfield, Colorado – adjacent to Boulder) which is now owned by CenturyLink (Louisiana)).

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Silicon Hills News’ Latest Magazine on Tech Startups Taking Off

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Although innovation has become a buzzword in many circles it still rings true in Texas and the neighboring states of Louisiana and Mississippi, which all have NASA facilities. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Rockets launching are a symbol of Texas’ rich history in the space industry. Space exploration is at that heart […] The post Silicon Hills News’ Latest Magazine on Tech Startups Taking Off appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

[Singapore] Daily Deal Site Deal.com.sg Launches DEALivery.sg

YoungUpstarts

include Sakae Sushi, Indian Express, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, Ramen Ten, Spizzico and Song of India, among several others. We see this as a great platform to get a wider marketing exposure for our menu, while at the same time maintaining the strong brand equity of POPEYE’S Louisiana Kitchen,” says Collin Lai, area manager of SSP (S) Pte Ltd, who own and operate the POPEYE’s Brand in Singapore. Hungry? Singapore-based daily deal site Deal.com.sg

Bloomberg Reports CenturyLink is Considering Acquiring Rackspace

SiliconHills

Rackspace Hosting’s stock closed up nearly 7 percent on Monday after Bloomberg News reported the company was talking to CenturyLink, a Louisiana-based Internet and telecommunications company, about a possible buyout. Rackspace’s stock, traded under the symbol RAX on the New York Stock Exchange, closed at $39.79 on Monday.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

The State of Louisiana was our first major win. In 2000, Louisiana gave our five-person company (at that time) a multimillion-dollar contract to implement a mission-critical system. Louisiana is still a client and great reference for RedMane today! As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. He has some insights on technology and how to use it to impact the world.

Same Rules Apply: Lessons From The Oil Rig To The C-Suite

YoungUpstarts

Nevertheless, off I went — 80 miles off the cost of Louisiana. by Tom Murry, retired CEO of Calvin Klein. Long before I became the CEO of Calvin Klein, I was a difficult teenager and my stepfather thought I would benefit from working on an oil rig.

Use Your Tax Refund To Grow Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has more than 12 years of professional experience in the equipment financing industry. By Carla Freberg, Vendor Services Manager at Balboa Capital. Tax season is one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for small business owners. It involves an immense amount of time and effort to get all of the necessary paperwork together.

Helping Hands: U.S. Resources For Import/Export Startups

YoungUpstarts

Based in Louisiana, and using stainless steel from U.S by Steve Smith, founder of ISO (It Straps On). Import/export companies in the U.S. have a wealth of information at their fingertips. If you’re in the business, or just getting started, here’s some information that might help you. International Trade Administration. This is the largest clearinghouse of information for locating foreign buyers. It’s also a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Small Businesses Need To Prepare For Emergencies, Disasters

YoungUpstarts

In Louisiana alone, more than 20,000 businesses were shuttered. Aside from the devastating death toll, more than 125,000 jobs were lost in U.S.’s ’s Gulf Coast area due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In fact, an Experian study showed that Katrina affected more small businesses than any other business segment. Worse yet, Ad Council reveals that nearly two-thirds of U.S.

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

In addition to speaking regularly at salons and spas across America, local Aveda Institutes and several local cosmetology schools, he has been a speaker at Neill Corporation’s Serious Business Conference held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to speaking regularly at salons and spas across America, local Aveda Institutes and several local cosmetology schools, he has been a speaker at Neill Corporation’s Serious Business Conference held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana.

My Personal Formula for Getting a Seat at the Table

Austin Startup

And a worksheet to help you start your own plan Terri Broussard Williams serving as a panelist during a political forum at Louisiana State University This was a week I’ll never forget, even though it was a whirlwind.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

6 Surveillance Camera Systems For Commercial Use

YoungUpstarts

Richard Henke, CEO of On Guard Systems, Inc in Lafayette, Louisiana is devoted to providing safety and security both commercially and residentially. by Richard Henke, CEO of On Guard Systems, Inc. Whether you are responsible for a small shop, a home, place of worship, or hotel, the last thing you need is for something awful to happen to your building. To prevent and drive away crime from damaging your property, there are several commercial surveillance camera systems to pick from.

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How Oil Prices Are Trading On Binary Options Platforms Lately

YoungUpstarts

Louisiana Light crude oil was trading -1.0% WTI crude oil prices are trading in a relatively tight range between $45 and $50 per barrel. With oil futures, contract prices fluctuate wildly depending on issues such as supply and demand, inventory and the performance of oil ETFs. WTI oil futures prices have been moving lower on the back of rising inventory levels in the US. As at 14 October 2015 the API report concluded that oil inventories fell by 1.2

Public Hospital Modern Woes – Aging Infrastructure, Unions, Pensions, High Regulation. 

The Startup Magazine

It was this same high-minded collective action that created a network of publicly owned hospitals – controlled by cities, counties, districts, boroughs (in Alaska), parishes (in Louisiana), etc. From California, to Illinois, and New York many of the largest U.S.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

The banks lobbied regulators in Louisiana , New York , California, and Idaho and soon they were issuing injunctions forcing PayPal to delay their IPO. The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market – one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run into anti-innovation opponents they may not expect.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

When The Baptist University of the Americas asked him to set up shop on campus, he financed the project with a $4,265 loan from ACCION Texas-Louisiana to secure supplies and part-time employees. The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.

5 Big Problems Faced By Small-To-Medium US Manufacturers

YoungUpstarts

The management team decided to ask the AJ Weller Corporation, a 25-year old company from Shreveport, Louisiana, for help because it had a developed a sterling reputation for solving apparently intractable wear problems. When people think of manufacturing in the US, they often imagine huge plants hiring thousands of workers. While this may be true for some industries, like automobile manufacturers, for example, most manufacturers in the US are small to medium sized enterprises.

Small Business Owners’ Attitudes Change Mid 2015

YoungUpstarts

She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has more than 12 years of professional experience in the equipment financing industry. By Carla Freberg, Vendor Services Manager at Balboa Capital. Small business owners are vital to the American economy. They create jobs, increase innovation, and provide a personal experience for consumers. But recent fluctuations in the economy have caused many small business owners to struggle to stay afloat, shutting down some and disheartening many.

A New Idea for Black Friday

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The harder news, like the protests at Walmart in Ontario, Louisiana, got a lot less air time. While I have much sympathy for the protestors in Louisiana, I don’t have much hope for their getting better pay. The concept of Black Friday has me thinking about what we reward as consumers. My idea of shopping has nothing to do with sharp elbows, crowds, or even bargains.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

L3Cs were first formed in 2008, and are currently only legal in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise.

[Review] How To Speak American

YoungUpstarts

Jankowski – a self-declared heartlander, and proud of it – writes that far too many marketers believe that if they’ve targeted the coasts, they’ve got their marketing plans covered; he believes it’s a mistake to engage the heartlands, such as those in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Kentucky, amongst others, the same way they do with the “more progressive&# people living on the coasts.

Top Five US Cities With Pleasant Environments To Live And Work In

YoungUpstarts

New Orleans, Louisiana. by Cynthia Griffith, author of “ The Sun Village Project “ While it may seem as if the United States’ places of interest have been pretty consistent over the years, the truth is that the landscape of this country is ever changing. Today, the population is rising in cities you might never have expected and for those who live and work in these locations, their reasons to maintain residency are endless.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

The banks lobbied regulators in Louisiana , New York , California, and Idaho and soon they were issuing injunctions forcing PayPal to delay their IPO. The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market – one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run into anti-innovation opponents they may not expect.

From the Vault: America’s Founding Entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

His greatest entrepreneurial achievement would come after the Revolution, when as Secretary of state under Thomas Jefferson, he oversaw the Louisiana Purchase, which effectively doubled the nation’s size, and has gone down in history as the single greatest land acquisition of all time. In addition to the Louisiana Purchase, these qualities were on vivid display in his planning and successful execution of the great Lewis and Clark expedition to survey the American frontier.

The Structures of Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Available in: Vermont, Michigan, Wyoming, Utah, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island. We are beginning to see more and more companies begin to blend their traditional corporate structures with a more modern obligation to philanthropy and social awareness. Social Entrepreneurism is on the rise and suddenly profit isn’t the only driving force behind big business.

What is an L3C?

Up and Running

Currently, you can form an L3C in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, and in the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. In recent years, socially-minded entrepreneurs have begun testing a new type of business entity: the L3C, or Low Profit Limited Liability Corporation.

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Shop

Up and Running

Anna White, a Louisiana school counselor, has a creative streak. Like many artists, she wanted to make a few bucks on the side by selling her handcrafted pieces on Etsy, so she jumped in. She made 150 pieces of jewelry, took pictures and waited for sales to come rolling in. Except those “rolling sales” never happened. In five months she sold just three items, two of which she called “pity buys” from people she knew. What went wrong? A lot, White says.

I Hate Networking

Austin Startup

Years back, I was part of a leadership program in Lafayette, Louisiana and an alumna wrote me a note of congratulations for being selected to the program.

“We are one of just 13 industrialized countries with a rising maternal mortality rate” – Christy Turlington Burns on Fighting for Healthy Mothers

Hunter Walker

The first three short films highlighted three states (New York, Florida, and Montana) and we will be releasing our 4 th installment profiling Louisiana on CNN.com in November. I’d open this post by saying “ Christy Turlington Burns works tirelessly to improve maternal health” except Christy doesn’t seem even recognize the concept of ‘tired.’

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4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Store

Up and Running

Anna White, a Louisiana school counselor, has a creative streak. Anna White started an Etsy business and failed for months before getting steady sales. Like many artists, she wanted to make a few bucks on the side by selling her handcrafted pieces on Etsy, so she jumped in. She made 150 pieces of jewelry, took pictures and waited for sales to come rolling in. Except those “rolling sales” never happened.

My 2020 Vision for Graduates: How to be Optimistic in Terrible Times

Reid Hoffman

In a quote that’s often attributed to Charles Darwin – but was in fact a Louisiana State University management professor paraphrasing Darwin in 1963 , “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. Shortly after I graduated from college in 1990, America entered a recession. The unemployment rate peaked at 7.3 percent in 1991. That same year, the U.S. experienced a record number of murders. The world was also in the midst of the AIDS epidemic.

How To Prepare Your Business For Black Friday

YoungUpstarts

Carla is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has more than 12 years of professional experience in the equipment financing industry. By Carla Freberg, Sales Manager – Vendor Services Group, Balboa Capital. The beginning of the holiday shopping season starts on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is referred to as Black Friday, and it brings out shoppers in droves who are looking for special promotions, door-buster deals, one-day sales and free giveaways.

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Harvey Aftermath: How Your Small Business Can Help

Austin Startup

League City Family Dentistry partnered with The Crazy Cajun Cookers in Louisiana and cooked over 1,000 free lunches for community members in need, while also accepting donations. You don’t have to fork out boatloads of money to make a difference. Here’s how your small business can help the victims of natural disasters. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the South Texas region is unimaginable. Even on a sunny Autumn day in Austin, it’s clear that the atmosphere has shifted.

IBM: Where Corporate Responsibility is Not a Trend, but a Lifestyle

Austin Startup

IBM Consultants Arlinda Lott, Sandy Dochen, and Natalie Rubin Lott and Rubin, along with Sandy Dochen, IBM’s Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, provided the guidance and stewardship that produced a strategic growth plan for Latinitas that will define future chapter models for the agency, improve and complete agency systems, and leverage those systems for new revenue generation and partnerships.

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Now, you can create a benefit corporation in: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C., Method, the popular cleaning products company, is a registered benefit corporation in the state of Delaware. Image via methodhome.com.

Live From the Startup Bus – Round 1: My Twili-O Face (I Choked) (Post #4)

Up and Running

I even practiced pitching to a complete stranger, while taking a leak in a truck stop bathroom in a town called Iowa, Louisiana. Entrepreneur Zack Price is guest blogging his experience this week on the 2013 StartupBus as it makes its way from Chicago to SXSW in Austin. On StartupBus a team of strangers, traveling at 60mph, have about 72 hours to conceive, build, and launch a startup. You can catch up with Post #1 in this series here , Post #2 here , and Post #3 here. .

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Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene

The Next Web

Mr. Willink would later bank roll the Louisiana Purchase - in someway a ‘super angel’ of the 18th century. Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist. He is currently setting up his own investment firm, RoBen, and was a principal with Prime Ventures. As a startup hub, Amsterdam grabs the same amount of attention as the girl with braces at the high school dance. Slowly but surely, however, we have a quietly emerging ‘ecosystem’ (as it is often called in tech lingo).

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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The 10 Best Side Businesses to Fund Your Startup (Plus One Unexpected Suggestion)

Up and Running

Louis Ashner, founder of NoPass, drove for Uber as a way to help fund his startup while finishing his degree at Louisiana State University. So, you have a great idea for a new business? The thing is, getting started isn’t as straightforward as some people make it sound. What if you need a little help getting it off the ground?

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