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    WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

In the 1970’s, management consultants started using a new metaphor to convince companies they needed to think about their problems and potential solutions in a whole new way. To illustrate

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    WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

In August, Louisiana experienced a flooding event of historic proportions. Estimates are that 109,000 housing units were damaged, 20,000 businesses were interrupted, and property damages totaled $8.7 billion. Two months

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    WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

Politics and sports have always been two of my favorite pastimes. Unfortunately, only one word can sum them up thus far in 2016: yuck. The year started in Louisiana with

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    KENNEDY: Program Plants The Seeds For Economic Success In Louisiana

KENNEDY: Program Plants The Seeds For Economic Success In Louisiana

Quality First Marine began like most businesses do. Capt. Darryl and Christina Couvillion started small, worked hard and hoped for success. A program called Economic Gardening helped them achieve their

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    WAGUESPACK: Manufacturing Is The Key

WAGUESPACK: Manufacturing Is The Key

When you think of the American worker, what picture immediately comes to mind? For most Americans, it is someone working hard to provide for their family at a manufacturing facility. Don’t

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    CONAWAY: Made In Louisiana

CONAWAY: Made In Louisiana

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Camille Conaway, Vice President for Policy and Research at LABI. So I’m a Dow baby. That’s right. Like so many in Louisiana, my dad spent

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WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

  WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

These are challenging times for many in Louisiana, including our employers. The state budget deficit has dominated the headlines for

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WAGUESPACK: Thank You, Mr. Steimel

  WAGUESPACK: Thank You, Mr. Steimel

This week, Edward J. “Ed” Steimel passed away at the age of 94. While his name may seem unfamiliar to

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WAGUESPACK: The Burgeoning Bureaucratic Business Of Blaming Business

  WAGUESPACK: The Burgeoning Bureaucratic Business Of Blaming Business

The fiscal special session to raise revenues mercifully ended last week. Many individual and business taxpayers were left dangling in

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WAGUESPACK: The Eyes Of The Entrepreneur

  WAGUESPACK: The Eyes Of The Entrepreneur

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), a well-respected good government group, declared in a 1988 report that, “Louisiana’s pattern of

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HOLLIS: A Tale Of Two Scorecards

  HOLLIS: A Tale Of Two Scorecards

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Louisiana Rep. Paul Hollis (R-Mandeville)… As a small business owner and lawmaker, I’ve worked

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WAGUESPACK: The Ultimate Goal

  WAGUESPACK: The Ultimate Goal

Sometimes we can lose sight of the ultimate goal, especially when we are in the thick of the fight. The

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AMAR: Flexible Work Options Benefit Small Businesses

  AMAR: Flexible Work Options Benefit Small Businesses

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Renee Amar, director of LABI’s Small Business Council. A scientific opinion poll released last week

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APPEL: Brown & Root Coming To Baton Rouge Is Great Economic News

  APPEL: Brown & Root Coming To Baton Rouge Is Great Economic News

Great news for the Baton Rouge business community; today it was announced that the newly-reestablished Brown and Root will relocate

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WAGUESPACK: To Businesses Large And Small, Thank You

  WAGUESPACK: To Businesses Large And Small, Thank You

A message to the Louisiana employers out there:  Thank you for what you do to make this state great. Much

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BURNT OUT: French Quarter Businesses Lose Their Fight Against Smoking Ban

  BURNT OUT: French Quarter Businesses Lose Their Fight Against Smoking Ban

Over 50 French Quarter business owners have lost their fight against New Orleans’ most recent controversy: The notorious smoking ban.

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Can You Guess Where Louisiana Ranks On A ‘Best For Business’ List?

  Can You Guess Where Louisiana Ranks On A ‘Best For Business’ List?

Louisiana is open for business. At least that’s how a new report in Chief Executive Magazine reports it. According to

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French Quarter Business Owners: Taking On The Problems The City Cannot Handle

  French Quarter Business Owners: Taking On The Problems The City Cannot Handle

When a city is suffering, leave it to private industry to come to the rescue. Just yesterday, the French Quarter

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WAGUESPACK: Working On The Water

  WAGUESPACK: Working On The Water

Louisiana’s residents have always enjoyed having fun on the water in the Sportsman’s Paradise, but a new study shows that

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