Biz Talks

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…

Episode 89: Culinary Program Creates New Pathway to Success

This week’s podcast features Marquita White, workforce training and development manager at the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute. The school is now accepting applications for its Pathways for Upward Mobility Program, which is focused on hospitality professionals from the…

Episode 85: Kim Singletary on the Top 10 Stories of the Year

This week, we talk to award-winning writer, editor and "Biz Talks" co-host Kim Singletary, who has been the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014. In this episode, she discusses the most important business stories…

Episode 84: Rich Collins and the New Orleans 500

This week, producer Kelly Massicot interviews Biz Talks co-host Rich Collins about his new role as the editor of Biz New Orleans' new publication the New Orleans 500. The New Orleans 500 is an annual book that profiles the business…

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…

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

In this week’s podcast, Roch Eshleman, director of public relations for Ray Brandt Auto Group, offers up a more complete picture of how car buying has drastically changed during the pandemic and explains why he thinks consumers can still come…

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…

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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 kimberley@bizneworleans.com.

 

Rich Collins

Associate News Editor, BizNewOrleans.com

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 rich@bizneworleans.com.