NolaVie Presents : Entrepreneurs

NolaVie publishes content about New Orleans entrepreneurs and New Orleans entrepreneurship opportunities.

Reviving the tradition of the Creole master craftsmen

Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves. Photo: Rush Jagoe)

Over a decade ago when Jonn Hankins worked at the New Orleans Museum of Art, he helped to organize an extraordinary exhibition called Raised to the Trades: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans. Its focus was on the ... Read More »

Yes, there are entrepreneurs in Lower Nine

Burnell Cotlon

There’s a new barber shop down in Lower Nine; actually, it’s the only barber shop in Lower Nine. It’s one part of a project-in-the-making that already contains a sweet shop with sno-balls and candy and, one day soon, ... Read More »

VIDEO: 'Mompreneurs'

nola mom blog

New Orleans is host to a plethora of bars and restaurants, a cultural highlight of the United States. It's also the playground of many budding families. Co-founders of the New Orleans Moms Blog, Ashley and Elizabeth, identified a gap in ... Read More »

Entrepreneurial profile: GoToInterview

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Yep, you read NolaVie, so you KNOW what's happening locally. During the July 4th weekend, if you had taken a glance at a smartly dressed person of color walking downtown with a confident strut, you would think, "Essence ... Read More »

Pitch Perfect: From movies to marijuana


How many successful entrepreneurs first fleshed out their ideas on a napkin, over a drink, at a bar? Ti Martin, who’s a pretty dynamic entrepreneur herself, figures there have been plenty of such “barpreneurs.” So this past Friday, ... Read More »

Product label study showcases history of NOLA entrepreneurs

The American Frog Canning Co. made, among other things, frog-skin purses

Phillip Collier is a New Orleans-based, award-winning graphic designer with many well-known business clients around town. But what he really likes to do, maybe even more than keeping those clients happy, is to make books. Now, his tomes ... Read More »

Eat, Paint, Garden

tucker & mural

        This post could very well be called “From The Garden Of …” or “From The Kitchen Of …” (on the horizon; watch this space). Tucker is annoyingly talented in all these spheres. But he’s ... Read More »

Growing Pains: NOLA rides the Metro

Washington Square Park, New York, New York

Sunday night, five of us from the Entrepreneurship Group at the University of Virginia summited the overpass into Jersey City. For this we had a magnificent view of the New York City skyline while we blasted Jay-Z’s “Empire ... Read More »

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