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Mock Negotiation Scenarios: Bargain for Your Business

Sometimes the best way to learn is by observing. That’s why four professionals — Barbra Barnett and David Rieveschl of Stone Pigman, Randy Mire of Capitol Wellness Solutions and Rick Babb of Louisiana Funds — staged a mock negotiation scenario for entrepreneurs attending BREW 11. The exercise demonstrated key terms and issues entrepreneurs should be …

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Why You Should Pursue Your Passion: A Cannabis Story

Dr. Chanda Macias has faced challenge after challenge in achieving her dream of helping patients by dispensing medical marijuana through her startup, Ilera Holistic Healthcare.  What keeps Macias going despite the significant setbacks she’s faced over the years?  Macias is confident in her products’ ability to solve medical problems. Her drive for success is fueled …

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Kat Kibben, Mary Ellen Slayter, Lakeisha Robichaux

“Nobody Wants to Work” – and Other Lies Founders Need to Stop Telling Themselves

One of the greatest milestones a startup or small business will achieve is expanding their team to accommodate growth. But in the midst of the Great Resignation and with companies struggling to attract and retain talent, how can a small business possibly compete? In their BREW session, “‘Nobody Wants to Work’ and Other Lies Founders …

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ParkZen wins Pitch Night Prize

ParkZen Takes Home the Big Prize at BREW’s High-Stakes Pitch Competition

ParkZen won a $100,000 investment prize at the culmination of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday night: the High-Stakes Pitch Competition. In this popular annual competition, a handful of innovative local startups pitch their business and potential for growth to a panel of judges, which decides the company that’s most deserving of the investment prize. …

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