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One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

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One-on-one interviews with Biz New Orleans magazine and local leaders about issues that affect businesses throughout the greater New Orleans region.

    Episode 81: Greg Tillery – From Food Truck to Fast Track

    Episode 81: Greg Tillery – From Food Truck to Fast Track

    Armed with a marketing degree and zero culinary experience, Seventh Ward native Greg Tillery has transformed his dream to create tasty chicken wings into an Instagram-fueled success story. After only eight years, We Dat’s Chicken and Shrimp now boasts seven locations in two states, plus a popular line of seasonings, and is quickly moving toward franchising. In this episode of Biz Talks, Tillery shares his best startup advice for those looking to chase their own dreams.

    • 32 min
    Episode 80: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    Episode 80: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    This week’s episode features U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was one of the five lead Republican negotiators and a member of the bipartisan group of 22 senators that drafted the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. On the podcast, Cassidy talks about how the bill will affect the greater New Orleans region, which projects might start the soonest and where the job opportunities will be.

    • 20 min
    Episode 79: Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Car?

    Episode 79: Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Car?

    Inventory is down and prices are up, but does that mean you should wait to buy a car? Not according to Roch Eshleman, director of public relations for Ray Brandt Auto Group, who offers up a more complete picture of how car buying has changed during the pandemic, and explains how consumers can still come out on top in this week's episode. 

    • 24 min
    Episode 78: Bucha is Booming

    Episode 78: Bucha is Booming

    Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Austin Sherman and Alexis Korman founded Big Easy Bucha seven years ago to create "healthy beverages spiked with New Orleans flavor." Now, they produce, distribute and sell millions of bottles annually. Last week, it was announced that Latin American drink maker Beliv purchased Big Easy Bucha for an undisclosed amount. Sherman and Korman plan to hire another 50 employees in New Orleans as they expand to meet increased demand.

    On this week’s podcast, Sherman talks about the origins of his business, the details of the acquisition and why the market for kombucha and other health drinks is booming.

    • 30 min
    Episode 77: Crystal Hot Sauce CEO Pepper Baumer Has Been Feeling the Heat

    Episode 77: Crystal Hot Sauce CEO Pepper Baumer Has Been Feeling the Heat

    Since taking over in January of 2019 as the third generation of Baumers to lead Baumer Foods — makers of the iconic Crystal Hot Sauce for almost 100 years — Alvin Adam “Pepper” Baumer III has been battling to lead the company through the pandemic and all its challenges. In this casual chat, he shares the big lesson he learned from aunt and great aunt Ti Martin and Ella Brennan about handling adversity, how his leadership differs from his dad’s, and the surprising way the hot sauce industry has begun mirroring the beer industry.

    • 31 min
    Episode 76: Video Game Industry Vet Jeff Strain Explains Why He Launched His New Studio in New Orleans

    Episode 76: Video Game Industry Vet Jeff Strain Explains Why He Launched His New Studio in New Orleans

    Jeff Strain is a video game programmer whose new studio, Possibility Space, is headquartered in downtown New Orleans. An icon in the industry, Strain is the founder of Undead Labs, which makes the State of Decay video game series; and co-founder of ArenaNet, makers of the Guild Wars online role-playing game.

    • 33 min

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Ivyrobinson ,

Relevant + Beautifully Done!

Bravo to Biz New Orleans for producing compelling and relevant content for the business community. These episodes are an excellent source of information and an introduction to industry-specific insights for a wide range of professionals.

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Biz talks

Informative and topical podcast. Interesting and professionally done.

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Great local podcast!

Very happy to have a local New Orleans business podcast! This is very well done, which is not surprising considering the team from Biz New Orleans magazine is behind it! Format is easy to listen to and very topical!

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