Small Business Saturday
Nov
30
12:01 AM00:01

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

National Shopping Holiday

On November 30th millions of Americans across the country set out to shop for holiday gifts at their favorite local businesses for Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event between Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages consumers to shop at local businesses.

StayLocal as well as our local and national partners are in the thick of planning for this national campaign! Check back for more details.

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Marketing Savvy For Holiday Season 2019
Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Marketing Savvy For Holiday Season 2019

Join* StayLocal, and attend a free in-depth workshop October 8th from 9 am- Noon.  Learn how your retail or wholesale business can accomplish goals more easily and more profitably this holiday season at three back-to-back morning sessions on marketing plans, Facebook ads and swipe fees.

StayLocal welcomes the following experts who will share their marketing savvy:

9 a.m. Running With Scissors. Serial entrepreneur and founder of Dirty Coast Blake Haney will share lessons learned from his years gambling on marketing strategies so you don’t have to.  Presenter: Blake Haney, Founder and CEO, Bayou Brands & Dirty Coast and Co-Founder, locally.com

10 a.m. Online Ads, Social Media and more.  Facebook advertising on average eats up 25% of an independent business owner's marketing budget (ILSR, 2019) and the crowded social media market is competitive.  Hear tips then strategize your holiday digital ads budget. Presenter: Daniela Capistrano, DCAP Media

11 a.m. Cost of Doing Business.  Intermediary options like Opt Blue and others don't obligate owners to completely overhaul their business' payment processing system in order to offer customers more payment options, and you better terms.   Presenter: Alison Burns, Founder and CEO, Precision Payment Systems

Spending one morning with StayLocal’s experts will help local businesses accomplish sales goals more easily and more profitably throughout many months of holidays ahead.  The dynamic, walkable commercial corridors in New Orleans' neighborhoods draw tourists and locals to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, November 30th will mark the 10th anniversary of this new tradition, which StayLocal is championing for New Orleans. 

On Small Business Saturday 2018, #ShopSmall trended in the top 5 on social media throughout the day.  Spending the morning with StayLocal will help you plan to utilize marketing strategies that fit best for your business growth strategy this holiday season.

Register for the event at sellbig.eventbrite.com for $25. Members of StayLocal and LCIA, RSVP at members.staylocal.org

*workshop ADMISSION IS FREE to StayLocal and LCIA members

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Green Sector Meet-up
Aug
21
5:30 PM17:30

Green Sector Meet-up

Join The Urban Conservancy and our partners for a Green Sector Meet-up - an event dedicated to inspiring, informing, and connecting people interested in learning about what's happening in stormwater management.

FYI (Front Yard Initiative) participants past, present and future are invited to network with other homeowners who have gone gray to green, and with green sector professionals you may want to hire. If you are a local green sector professionals, please come meet homeowners interested in your work or catch up with old clients. The specialty cocktail will be Permeable Punch! RSVP here

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BIz Trivia Night
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

BIz Trivia Night

Biz Trivia and Biz Showcase at Port Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.) co-presented by Gambit Communications.

Join in the fun and learn, too, at this showcase of Greater New Orleans businesses where local B2B businesses will table & show off their services.  New Orleans-themed Biz Trivia follows at 6:30; teams compete for prizes like a staycation package and consulting services.

B2B table sign-up: maryann@staylocal.org

Trivia Team registration: https://bit.ly/2XFcKmi

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Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings
Jul
25
8:30 AM08:30

Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings

StayLocal’s annual Source NOLA initiative to encourage local businesses to source products and services from other businesses in the GNO area takes place in July. StayLocal will host 3 consecutive Thursday mornings of speed meetings at a location TBA. Sign up here to be a vendor or to meet with a business at up to six 15 minute meetings. Program repeats July 18 & 25. Free event with priority time assignments to StayLocal member businesses.

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Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings
Jul
18
8:30 AM08:30

Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings

StayLocal’s annual Source NOLA initiative to encourage local businesses to source products and services from other businesses in the GNO area takes place in July. StayLocal will host 3 consecutive Thursday mornings of speed meetings at a location TBA. Sign up here to be a vendor or to meet with a business at up to six 15 minute meetings. Program repeats July 18 & 25. Free event with priority time assignments to StayLocal member businesses.

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Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings
Jul
11
8:30 AM08:30

Office Hours: B2B Speed Meetings

StayLocal’s annual Source NOLA initiative to encourage local businesses to source products and services from other businesses in the GNO area takes place in July. StayLocal will host 3 consecutive Thursday mornings of speed meetings at a location TBA. Sign up here to be a vendor or to meet with a business at up to six 15 minute meetings. Program repeats July 18 & 25. Free event with priority time assignments to StayLocal member businesses.

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Eat Local Challenge 2019
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Eat Local Challenge 2019

The Eat Local New Orleans is challenging YOU to go 30 days in June eating only foods grown, caught, or raised within a 200-mile radius of New Orleans to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods.

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Adaptation in the Age of Amazon
Apr
16
8:30 AM08:30

Adaptation in the Age of Amazon

Learn best practices from local retailers who are challenging Amazon.com on its home turf: online sales.  A moderated panel of StayLocal member business owners will describe how to tailored marketing and services to online shoppers, and how to turn Yelpers into helpers.  Free to StayLocal members | $15 non-members; register here.

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Independent Business Meet-Up
Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

Independent Business Meet-Up

In partnership with the Water Collaborative and Urban Conservancy, Parkway Bakery and Tavern hosts this networking evening on  Wed., March 27.   Hear from Parkway’s Jay Nix about his commitment to water management at his family’s historic restaurant and meet others interested in innovative solutions to urban street flooding.

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From Here:  Coffee Tasting by Coast Roast Coffee
Mar
26
10:30 AM10:30

From Here: Coffee Tasting by Coast Roast Coffee

We drink coffee blended from beans shipped from distant locations into the Port of New Orleans every day--as they have been for 150 years. How does coffee roasted here in New Orleans represent both our city’s traditions and the palates of the modern coffee drinker?  Join Kevin Pedeaux of Coast Roast Coffee & Tea for this appreciation of coffee free to StayLocal members and $5 for guests; register here.

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Develop Your Brand Identity
Mar
19
9:00 AM09:00

Develop Your Brand Identity

  • Delgado Community College “City Park Small Business Center” (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This hands-on marketing workshop is geared towards both new and established businesses. It is ideal for startups who want to take a cohesive approach to their brand and messaging, and for established businesses who are already marketing but want to push their branding to the next level. Participants will be guided through business naming and brand identity, market research, writing effective copy and setting brand goals. Get Online NOLA’s V.P. Serah Ridolfo, and Marketing Manager Allison Schmidt, will lead the workshop, and there will be time for questions and one on one discussions with branding experts. Admission is free to StayLocal members by registering here or $15 for non-members registering here.

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Winter Workshop
Jan
15
8:30 AM08:30

Winter Workshop

  • City Park Garden Study Center, 5 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 New Orleans, LA USA (map) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join presenters from Loyola University Workplace Justice Project and Benefit Administration Group at the January 2019 workshop: Creating Employee Policies and Benefits to Unify Your Workplace. Please click here to register.

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Nov
25
to Dec 23

Shop NOLA for the Holidays

When the weather outside is frightful (relatively speaking), inside our local, independent retail shops it is so delightful! This holiday season, shop at your favorite New Orleans stores, eat and drink at your favorite New Orleans restaurants, and even ship New Orleans-made products elsewhere. There are many ways to support StayLocal member businesses and locally made products. MORE

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Small Business Saturday kickoff
Nov
13
7:00 AM07:00

Small Business Saturday kickoff

Business owners: join us to learn about Small Business Saturday.  Meet StayLocal staff, compare notes with business owners whose customers have Shopped Small in the past, and nab marketing materials to brand your shop or restaurant a must-shop stop on Saturday, November 24th.  Event location Laurel St. Bakery, 2701 S. Broad St.

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Community Sustainability Happy Hour
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Community Sustainability Happy Hour

Let’s Drink to Community Sustainability!

Join us for “trepwork for good” – a philanthropic fall event series hosted by trepwise & Eiffel Society  on September 26 from 6-8 pm, at 2040 St. Charles Ave

The September theme is “Community Sustainability” and will showcase two sustainability-driven non-profits, Urban Conservancy and Friends of Lafitte Greenway. Event is FREE and registration is requested via https://bit.ly/2MHwdZg — see you there!

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SourceNOLA 2018
Jul
2
to Jul 27

SourceNOLA 2018

StayLocal's annual summer SourceNOLA campaign that encourages businesses to pledge to switch at least one aspect of their operations over to a local service provider. Our goal is to raise the profile of our local service providers and link businesses with the local resources they need to grow. 

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Eat Local Challenge Kick-Off Party
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Eat Local Challenge Kick-Off Party

The Eat Local New Orleans is challenging YOU to go 30 days in June eating only foods grown, caught, or raised within a 200-mile radius of New Orleans to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods. For more details about the Challenge visit, www.nolalocavore.org!

Kick-Off event details to come

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Eat Local Challenge 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Eat Local Challenge 2018

The Eat Local New Orleans is challenging YOU to go 30 days in June eating only foods grown, caught, or raised within a 200-mile radius of New Orleans to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods.

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Fuel Up to Shift

StayLocal and Good Work Network are kicking off our Shift to Small campaign Friday, April 27 with Fuel Up to Shift! Come to Backatown Coffee, sign the "Shift to Small Pledge," and you'll get a free cup of coffee plus coupons & discounts for participating businesses. 

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