StayLocal
1307 Oretha Castle Blvd. #309, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

(504) 252-1259

Annual Survey of Independent Businesses
 
StayLocal requests participation from our network in an annual survey of independent business owners in partnership with the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) and the Advocates for Independent Business coalition.
 
The survey aims to find out how independent businesses are faring, what are their key challenges, and how the localism movement is having an impact. 
 
Our findings are published in New Orleans Independent Business Trends Report, which we share widely with local and national policy makers to help create an environment where local business can thrive. Last year, our presentation of the 2016 report to our council members led to discussions about commercial real estate, road construction, and solutions to challenges business owners face.

Read our past finding here - New Orleans Independent Business Trends Report.

 
Don't miss this important opportunity to make your voice heard!
 
The survey opens MARCH 6TH. Check back for the survey link.
Double Reward Points Tuesdays!
Did you know we offer frequent shopper cards for every purchase over $50?! Fill up your card and receive a $50 credit on your next purchase. PLUS earn DOUBLE the reward points when you shop on Tuesdays! It's our way of saying thank you for your loyalty. XO, Feet First LOCATIONS: UPTOWN 4122 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 FRENCH QUARTER 526 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Get More Clients Using Online Marketing & Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet
Join us for three separate talks on how to use online marketing to your greatest advantage. You will leave with the tools and support to gain more clients and ultimately increase your bottom line. The cost of the seminar is $49 and includes lunch & complimentary parking. Click here to register. How to Make Your Online Presence Work for You with Wendy Dolan, Get Online NOLA Wendy has been building websites since 2008. She teaches regular workshops to help business owners make the most of the Internet, and loves being involved in the community. She is the president of New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT), and a founding member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). She was chosen as a “Women of the Year in Tech” in 2016, and was named one of Silicon Bayou’s 100 Top People in Tech and Entrepreneurship in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Facebook Ads Made Easy: 5 Simple Steps to Get Started Using Facebook Ads with Kristen Robinson, KR Design Kristen Robinson helps online entrepreneurs effectively enroll clients into their programs using social media and Facebook Ads. She is known to make social media “fun and easy to understand” without being technical. Kristen’s background includes working with a range of companies including ESPN X Games, House of Blues, Radio Disney, and women’s professional football teams. Her experience gives her a unique perspective on social media. Networking 201: Turning Your Networking Efforts Into Profitable Relationships with Melissa Willis, Asentiv Melissa Willis is a referral marketing expert and DISC (behavioral styles) specialist. She is the owner of Asentiv Coaching & Consulting in the New Orleans area, Melissa loves to help clients work smarter, not harder. She loves helping clients create more time and make more money. Melissa is also a professional speaker and has been speaking internationally since 1999. Melissa’s passions is helping her clients be their best always.
Magnolia Physical Therapy's Re-opening of the Marigny clinic!
Come check out Magnolia's new and improved space in the New Orleans Healing Center , located on the first floor near the St. Claude entrance. Free pain and wellness assessments. Free chair massages. Refreshments will be served.
Latin Night at Hotel Storyville
Dance Under the Stars to Live Latin Music, Latin Cuisine and Beverages! Embrace the Warm Breeze while you and your friends Sway along with the Palm Trees. Smoke a Cigar, Laugh a Little and Feel like you are in another Place. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latin-night-at-hotel-storyville-tickets-32249072845
Managing Your Business and Professional Brand on LinkedIn
StayLocal is partnering with Fidelity Bank to help you discover the power of LinkedIn!   Are you getting the most out of your LinkedIn account? Grant Cooper with Strategic Resumes® will immerse you in the many uses of LinkedIn to elevate your professional stature and conduct targeted searches. Mr. Cooper is an expert on LinkedIn®, as well as other social media networking techniques, to ​achieve business goals, improve talent identification, hire new staff, develop strategic partnerships, and elevate one's business outreach to improve funnels for consulting, referrals, and business opportunities. Strategic Resumes® is a longstanding StayLocal member and supporter. Details WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30 - 10:30am  WHERE: Fidelity Bank (1811 Metairie Avenue, Metairie, LA 70005) COST: StayLocal Members and Fidelity Team Members - FREE / General Admission - $15 Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Reserve your spot!
Hate Has No Place Here: Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your Biz
Join Staylocal and our partners for a panel discussion on creating a welcoming environment within your business and community. The panel brings together lawyers, equity experts, and local business owners to share their experiences and knowledge. The goal of the event is to provide New Orleans businesses the tools to respond to issues of racism, discrimination, and hate speech in their business and to be proactive in creating a welcoming environment. Panelists Coming soon   Details WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30 - 7:30pm  WHERE: The Building (1427 Oretha Castle Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113) COST: StayLocal Members - FREE | LCIA Members - $5 | General Admission - $10 Beverages and light bites will be served   Reserve your spot!
How to Create an Outstanding Profile: Webinar
Stop playing online hide-and-seek with your business! Tune into our Perfect Profile webinar March 30th from 12:30-1:30pm.    When you create a listing in StayLocal's business directory, you’re putting your business in front of hundreds of New Orleanians looking to support independent businesses. An outstanding listing on our website also boosts your SEO ranking on major search engines like Google or Yahoo, increases your visibility online, and helps you reach a larger audience.   During this webinar, we’ll show you how to edit and make the most out of your business listing on StayLocal.org. Plus, we'll share some online marketing tips!    This webinar is intended for those who already have a StayLocal business listing. If you haven’t created one yet, it’s free! Sign up at staylocal.org/join-now. Not sure if you have a listing? Just do a quick search in our directory or email info@staylocal.org. RSVP Here A recording of the webinar and a step-by-step guide will be available on our website after if you are not able to tune in.
Free Small Business Resources Seminar
You’re Invited to a Free Small Business Resources Seminar hosted by Eric Van Hoven of Gulf Coast Bank!  Speakers include: Danny Allday with Allday Consulting Group (CPA) James C Hou with State Farm (insurance) Andrew Legrand with Spera Law Firm (attorney) Light morning refreshments will be served. To RSVP call 504-544-6316 or email RSVP@gulfbank.com.   WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 – 10:00 am WHERE: Carrollton Branch Conference Room (201 N Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119) More information here