Author: Jessica Rosgaard

A Tale of Four Businesses

As Louisiana experiences various phases of reopening, the dining and entertainment industries are having to rethink how they do business. Part of the survival plan for the industry is learning how to shift…

Mental Health Tips for All Ages

Good mental health is always important, but during COVID-19 it’s been a particularly hot topic as most people have had their employment situation change — either losing employment or transitioning to a work-from-home environment. The latter situation has forced managers…

Financial Security During Covid-19?

MARKET  VOLATILITY, SKYROCKETING unemployment and uncertainty about how long businesses will be shuttered have many individuals and business owners wondering how to manage their financial security. “Right now, most every business that I know of is in crisis mode, trying…

Another Kind of Financial Deficit

According to a 2019 survey by WalletHub that looked at 17 key metrics, Louisiana ranks last for financial literacy. What is financial literacy? It’s everything from understanding the difference between a credit card and a debit card, to retirement and…

Tradition Meets 2020

Southeast Louisiana is home to a number of colleges and universities that have been in operation for a century — or longer. These institutions of higher education boast a rich history and deep traditions. But while time-honored traditions may not…

Perspectives: Show Me the Money

There’s a lot of work that goes into starting your own business. It begins with a great idea, but how do you turn that idea into a reality? You’ll have to do a lot of research and planning — and…

It’s Goal Time Again

If you have an active 401(k) with your company, you’ve probably been contributing money from every paycheck. And because the money is taken out as an automatic deduction you may not have thought about it in some time, but financial…

Building the Future Workforce Today

As technology rapidly changes the way we live and work, there’s a conversation taking place in education about preparing the workforce of the future. How do schools teach the skills necessary for jobs that don’t yet exist? How can you…

The Fab Five

A combination of commercial and residential real estate growth is transforming communities across Southeast Louisiana. Whether it’s a new option for affordable family living or the growth of a commercial corridor, these five neighborhoods are experiencing a rebirth. LAKEVIEW Fourteen…

New Apps You Should Know

We’ve all heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that.” But while there are currently over 2.2 million apps available for iOS and 2.6 million for Android, that doesn’t mean there’s an app for everything. Biz New Orleans caught up…

Think Jingle Bells This June

  As the calendar creeps toward the start of summer, most people are thinking about graduations and vacation. But June is actually a great time to plan your company’s holiday event. The No. 1 reason to book your holiday party…

One Size Does Not Fit All

  When shopping for a t-shirt or pair of pants, what’s designed for a man might not fit properly on a woman. It’s the same when it comes to financial fitness. But why is that? Why do women need to…

Think Before You Click

  We’re living in an age of do-it-yourself. Thanks to the internet, instead of hiring a travel agent or a tax preparer, you can book your own trip and file your own tax returns with the click of a mouse.…

Rates and Regulations On the Move

  Policies during the first two years of the Trump administration have been a mixed bag when it comes to the banking and finance industries. While low unemployment and GDP growth have signaled a strong economy, they have also led…

Blending Old and New

As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, the city is both honoring its architectural past and embracing the future with contemporary designs that coexist with the unique architecture for which the city is known. “In the New Orleans market, we’re seeing…

Solar Tariffs: Is There a Bright Side?

Solar power generated $154 billion in economic activity in the United States in 2016, employing 370,000 people directly or indirectly nationwide. Thanks to a 68 percent growth over the past decade — driven by tax incentives and prices that have…

All For One

What was once a relatively abandoned and forgotten few blocks — passed over for the busy Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard — is becoming one of New Orleans’ main dining and entertainment destinations. Fulton Street, located in the city’s…

Same Name New Service

New Orleans’ first new luxury hotel in recent years, The NOPSI Hotel officially opened its doors at 317 Baronne St on July 6. The latest in the city’s long list of historic renovations, this $50 million-plus project represents the transformation…