Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Online Offline

Online Offline
January 25, 2018

If you’ve been out to lunch yourself lately, you’ve seen people sitting around a table, all looking at their phones. It’s no longer an unusual sight. The boundary between the real world and the digital world is getting more blurred all the time. If you have a business, that blurred line is vital to navigate. Getting people to find you online and then selling them your product in the real world has become... Read More »

Alt Startup

Alt Startup
January 18, 2018

One of the knocks against New Orleans as a place to start up a business is that we can’t be all that great or we would have produced a Google or Facebook or some sort of spectacular big-bucks success by now. But, despite what you might think, not everybody wants to be a billionaire. Some people have a great idea for a small creative business. They don’t need millions of dollars... Read More »

Third World And Proud Of It

Third World And Proud Of It
January 11, 2018

You don’t have to be the host of a business show to hear good ideas for making money. I bet you’ve heard a few. Maybe you’ve even had a few. Getting your business idea to actually happen though, well, that’s not always so easy. Sometimes it’s a matter of having enough cash to kick off with. And somebody who knows something about business to help. That’s where New Orleans micro-loan business accelerator, Fund... Read More »

Drinkstagram

Drinkstagram
January 4, 2018

There are 500 million people on Instagram. It’s the world’s biggest social media site behind Facebook. Instagram reportedly grew by 100 million users over the past 12 months. Business people wrestle with a simple question: How do you turn this captive audience into customers? On this edition of Out to Lunch we meet the person who has the answer. His name is Dalton Dean. Dalton's app, Mainspree, lets you turn your Instagram account... Read More »

Surf 'n Turf

Surf 'n Turf
December 14, 2017

There is, apparently, more than one way to skin a cat. You might imagine, however, that choices become more limited if you think about how many ways you could shuck an oyster. Or buy a steak. Well, time to expand your imagination. Peter's guests on today’s Out to Lunch have found new ways to shuck oysters. And sell meat. Becky Wasden is the owner of a company called Two Girls One Shuck. Two Girls One... Read More »

Cutting Edge Healthcare

Cutting Edge Healthcare
December 7, 2017

Of the many things that divide us, there is one thing that unites us all. We all get sick. So it’s ironic that healthcare is one of the most divisive issues in the country. While political arguments about healthcare seem to be stuck in an endless loop, healthcare technology continues to advance.    At New Orleans’ Ochsner Health System, Aimee Quirk is CEO of a division called Innovation Ochsner where they’re working with both... Read More »

Philanthropy Dat

Philanthropy Dat
November 30, 2017

What do you think when someone you’re doing business with tells you, “I’m not in it for the money”? You assume they’re in it for the money, right? I mean, why else would they say that? Well, once in a while you meet people in business who genuinely are in it for reasons other than money. Like Mike Kantor and Andy Kopplin.  Mike is the interim director of the Grow Dat Youth Farm... Read More »

Made In New Orleans

Made In New Orleans
November 16, 2017

Many of our greatest artists liked cocktails. Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, and many others spoke glowingly of the effect of alcohol on their work, and painted bottles, glasses, and folks drinking. Here in New Orleans, and in 36 states across the U.S, you can find out if a couple of cocktails can turn you into a master painter at Painting With a Twist, where partying and painting go hand in hand. The... Read More »

The Incomparable Magazine Street

The Incomparable Magazine Street
November 9, 2017

We assume people like to visit New Orleans for the food and music. Which they do. But most music is at night. And there’s only so many hours a day you can eat. If you visit Magazine Street on any given day you’ll find tourists shopping alongside locals on almost every block of the 6 miles of stores that stretch from the Lower Garden District to Uptown. Magazine Street has been a... Read More »

Sanderford & Son

Sanderford & Son
November 2, 2017

Remember that time you had a good idea that was going to make you a millionaire? It was probably an idea for an app, right? In the back of your mind you’re still thinking about doing it - if you could just find the time to figure it out. And find someone who builds apps. And find someone to kick in some money. Brice Sanderford knows the process. He built the app MySquad.... Read More »

Bio Scan

Bio Scan
October 26, 2017

Before you get on a plane, you go through a number of layers of security. The airline and the TSA both check to make sure you are who your ID claims you are. One of the methods the TSA uses is a version of a security check system that’s also used by IBM, Tesla, and some of the world’s largest retailers when you check out with a debit or credit card. The... Read More »

Jambalaya Wedding Cake

Jambalaya Wedding Cake
October 19, 2017

In Louisiana, although gumbo and jambalaya are everyday foods, finding the time to make a good gumbo or jambalaya from scratch is not so easy. You can cut down on prep time by making these traditional dishes with a mix out of a box. If you’re a purist, you might turn your nose up at that. On the other hand, there's Jambalaya Girl. Jambalaya Girl is a mix in a box... Read More »

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