Biz Talks

Episode 111: Aulston Taylor Leads (and Loves) St. Aug

Aulston Taylor left his lucrative corporate job in New York City to take charge at St. Augustine, the venerable Catholic high school in New Orleans that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2021. Taylor isn’t just the school’s president; he’s also…

Episode 102: Joe Wall – Small Businesses, Big Problems

Small business owners in Louisiana and nationwide are reporting that inflation is hurting their bottom line and adversely impacting their ability to hire and retain workers, according to new survey data from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices. This week’s…

Episode 101: MAD About Nails, Morgan Dixon

Morgan Dixon is a nail artist, entrepreneur and social media star whose incredible creations have made her studio, MAD Nails, (named for her initials) THE top nail salon in the region and even grabbed the attention of Hollywood. On this…

Episode 98: Kathy Laborde Talks Affordable Housing in Central City

Kathy Laborde, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, is helping spearhead an $80 million affordable housing and healthcare development in Central City. With partial support from health insurance company Aetna, the project aims to demonstrate that onsite, accessible…

The Best Of: Biz Talks

For almost 100 episode, the "Biz Talks" podcast has brought listeners beyond the pages of Biz New Orleans magazine. From infrastructure to the aftermath of COVID-19, each week Kim Singletary and Rich Collins interview community leaders about the topics impacting…

Episode 94: New Orleans Entrepreneur Week – $750K on the Line

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is back, live and in-person in locations around the city March 21-25. The event will culminate with the Idea Pitch, where top startups from The Idea Village’s VillageX accelerator program compete for a $750,000 prize. This…


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about our cohosts

Kimberley Singletary

Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans

Award-winning writer and editor Kim Singletary is a Southern California transplant (by way of Canada, Washington, Colorado and Nebraska) who has finally found her perfect home in the land of beignets, zydeco and zero chance of shoveling snow. Her career has included communications work in the performing arts and nonprofit sectors, as well as serving as a writer and editor for a variety of regional and national magazines. In addition to contributing  to the New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune, Kim has served as the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014, where she has led Louisiana's only business magazine to receive multiple national recognitions. She currently lives in Uptown with her husband, two daughters, two cats and one very needy dog. You can reach Kim at (504) 830-7260 or


Rich Collins

Associate News Editor,

Rich Collins is an Emmy Award-winning writer, musician and actor known for the Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers.” Rich is the former managing editor of Gambit Weekly newspaper and former president of the Press Club of New Orleans. Rich's music has been used on “Ellen,” “Good Morning America,” “Wipeout” and other shows. He has performed live on “The View,” “LIVE with Regis and Kelly” and “Good Morning America.” He developed and taught a songwriting curriculum at Loyola University New Orleans. He performs at locations throughout New Orleans including at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Raised in the Washington, D.C. area and educated at the Catholic University of America, Rich moved to New Orleans in the 1990s and lives here with his wife (a local) and five children. You can reach Rich at (504) 830-7257 or