Author: Kim Singletary

Full Disclosure

I once forgot the word “door.” That was the rock-bottom pregnancy brain moment I hit about six months ago. We were leaving the house and I turned around to remind my 11-year-old to close the...OMG...swingy thing behind her. As difficult…

A Different Kind of Profit

I had been working in magazine publishing as a writer and editor for about six years when I decided I needed a change. My husband was about halfway through medical school at the time, and we were living in Omaha,…

Step by Step

In honor of the return of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (in person!) a few months ago, I went searching for an interesting entrepreneur for our March cover story and Doug Walner quickly…

Behind the Build

a global pandemic, a category 4 hurricane, supply chain struggles — these are all challenges essentially every business and endeavor has had to battle over the past few years. But when it comes to some of last year’s most notable…

Back At It

This issue feels a bit weird to me. It’s the first one since Biz’s launch in October 2014 that I did not plan. It’s strange to give up the reins, even for a short time, to something you’ve been doing…

A New Look

When a new year arrives, the tendency is often to shake things up a bit, maybe offer a new product or change up the look of something. Here at Biz New Orleans, we’ve done both. If you haven’t seen it…

Malaise Musings

Remember how last year around this time we were thinking, “Well this year was a total dumpster fire. Next year has to be better, right?” Then 2021 comes around and — as Crystal Hot Sauce CEO Pepper Baumer noted on…

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Decades-old local family businesses have been saving my butt lately. Having just moved into a new house (the day before Ida hit actually; our timing is impeccable) and with a new baby scheduled to appear sometime this month, it feels…

Time Out

Remember when you were young and playing a game and something would go wrong (maybe someone would get too close to tagging or capturing you) or some distraction would present itself (likely mom calling you) and all you had to…

Lakeside Lives On

When Lakeside Shopping Center first opened its doors to shoppers in 1960 as an outdoor mall with 13 tenants on a 50-acre tract, a pair of jeans cost about $5, Veterans…

Editor’s Note

The mall was a big part of my adolescence. In my teen years there was just nothing better than getting together a group of girls and being dropped off at the mall by someone’s parents with a cool $20 bill…

Episode 69: COVID-19 Legal Questions

In this week's episode, labor and employment attorney Michelle D. Craig of Transcendent Law Firm shares the top questions and concerns she’s hearing from local nonprofits, schools and businesses when it comes to vaccinations and masks and offers up some…