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Social Media Sunday School: WTF is “Newsjacking” anyway?

Check out this great Social Media Sunday School article by Megan Hargroder of Week 4 (Our Social Tribune).  She has a ton of great material and more information here. ——- Social Media Sunday School: WTF is “Newsjacking” anyway? Newsjacking: (v) the process of injecting your brand into the day’s news, creating a twist that grabs eyes when Read more about Social Media Sunday School: WTF is “Newsjacking” anyway?[…]

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Week 15: Social Media with FitLot

WANT AMAZING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR BUSINESS?  TRY THIS ONE AWESOME TRICK! By now, pretty much everyone on the planet has seen those ads for quick belly fat busting supplements.  Everyone also knows that those ads are complete scams. This week I sat down with Adam from FitLot, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to building Read more about Week 15: Social Media with FitLot[…]

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Week 16: Kiss Your Grits

52businesses is excited to work with Leigh Davis-Turner and Margaret Kargbo to start their new food truck, Kiss Ya Grits!  Although the name and menu haven’t been officially decided (these are actually some of our tasks for the week), the vision is to offer healthy, low cost breakfast food that not only satisfies appetites but also gives Read more about Week 16: Kiss Your Grits[…]

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One Quarter of the Way Through 52businesses: A Look at the First 13 Weeks and First 13 businesses (Part 1) – Silicon Bayou News 6/16/14

When we set out 13 weeks ago to start a new business every week for a year, I had no idea what we were in for. What has started as a fun and exciting project, has become perhaps the most incredible journey of my life. We’ve started and helped start some great businesses and non-profits. Read more about One Quarter of the Way Through 52businesses: A Look at the First 13 Weeks and First 13 businesses (Part 1) – Silicon Bayou News 6/16/14[…]

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WBOK & 52businesses (June 23) – iCareNOLA

Tune-in to WBOK1230AM every Monday from 1-1:30 PM to hear 52businesses highlight a new business idea.  We discuss the right tools, right process, and right guidance any entrepreneur needs to start a new business. This week, Max sat down with Ryan Rockefeller of iCareNOLA (Week 12).  They discuss Ryan’s touching story about caring for his Read more about WBOK & 52businesses (June 23) – iCareNOLA[…]

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Week 15: FitLot

This week 52businesses is working with Adam Mejerson, the founder of FitLot.  FitLot is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to building outdoor fitness parks in communities across America. Adam just completed 10 months as a Social Venture Accelerator Fellow at Propeller.  Through the program, Adam developed a great structure for FitLot as well as a complete road Read more about Week 15: FitLot[…]

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WBOK & 52businesses (June 16) – Katrina Brees and Dancingman504

Tune-in to WBOK1230AM  every Monday from 1-130 PM to hear 52businesses highlight a new business idea.  We discuss the right tools, right process, and right guidance any entrepreneur needs to start a new business. This week, we sat down with Katrina Brees (Week 11) to discuss I Heart Louisiana, the Bearded Oysters, and Krewe of KOLOSSOS.  Katrina Read more about WBOK & 52businesses (June 16) – Katrina Brees and Dancingman504[…]

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Talking Business – Finding the Right Agent and Other Pointers

Dancingman504 and I had a great meeting with Professor Massa from the Loyola Business School.  Propeller was hopping today with a conference called “Deconstructing Homophobia and Transphobia… A Way Forward!” so we had to roll with it and have the conference call in the car. We had a good idea of what DM504’s business strategy Read more about Talking Business – Finding the Right Agent and Other Pointers[…]

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Local Leaders: Dancingman504 (Part 2)

This blog post is Part 2 of “Local Leaders: Dancingman504.”  Read Part 1 here. —— When you teach 2nd Line curriculum with dance and the cultural history of New Orleans to kids at school, what message do you hope they take away from the experience? I hope they find pride in discovering the creativity that Read more about Local Leaders: Dancingman504 (Part 2)[…]

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Local Leaders: Dancingman504

Dancingman504 is our Week 14 business, and we thought his story was worth sharing on our main blog.  This post is the first in a new series of guest posts by “Local Leaders.” —— Name: Darryl “Dancingman504” Young Birthplace: Charity Hospital in New Orleans What do you do? Heal the world through dance.  I am a New Orleans celebrity who teaches Read more about Local Leaders: Dancingman504[…]

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“Covering the Bases: PR for Startups” PT. 1: An Introduction and First Steps

Today, we are introducing a mini blog series titled, “Covering the Bases: PR for Startups” where members of local public relations agency, AR|PR, will shed light on integrated communications strategies and tactics that we at 52 Businesses need to implement in order to help take this project to the next level. While we could’ve sat down Read more about “Covering the Bases: PR for Startups” PT. 1: An Introduction and First Steps[…]