Stories that remind us that success for local independent businesses goes far beyond the bottom line.
May 21, 2013
April 17, 2013
Lalo Flores opened The Copper Goat at 1132 Decatur in April 2012 as a unique shopping experience venue offering handmade jewelry, jewelry making classes and parties as well as custom jewelry repair and lapidary services. Stay Local sat down with Lalo in his workshop, located in the store itself, to discuss his craft.
January 23, 2013
December 12, 2012
Following one’s dream can be a lonely enterprise. Ed Toups, founder and Chief Executive Officer of shared business space and idea incubator, Office Ready, notes the unique challenges faced by New Orleans’ start-ups. “Entrepreneurs are a rare breed,” states Toups. “It’s a real challenge for us to relate the risks, responsibilities, and even everyday successes and joys of building a business with family and friends who are disconnected from the entrepreneurial experience.”
October 22, 2012
Embodying the same “defiant perseverance” and “exceptional contrasts” for which she loves the city, photographer and artist Gabrielle Chapin of G. Chapin Studios captures images of New Orleanians celebrating milestones both big and small.