| Tulane report finds deep racial disparities for New Orleans start-up businesses

A new study from Tulane University finds deep disparities in the opportunities available to non-white entrepreneurs trying to start businesses in the greater New Orleans area.

The annual survey of New Orleans’ start-up businesses by Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, published on Monday, found that firms owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs are only half as likely as white-owned firms to receive debt financing via traditional bank loans.

They also receive equity investments less than half as often in the earliest round, the report found. Read more. | Advocate, Cox Business launch new program to spotlight minority business successes

September 25, 2020. The Advocate and Cox Business are partnering on a new program in October that will spotlight minority-owned businesses that are dealing with the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Plans are to highlight the successes of two businesses each through articles in The Advocate in Baton Rouge and in Acadiana and The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.  Read the story.

Small Business Profile: WINK Your Eyes Eyelash Studio & Makeup Store

WINK Your Eyes is Louisiana’s Premier Salon that specializes exclusively in eyelashes. We provide an automatic face lift to the everyday woman through eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, and makeup application. We specialize in add on services overlooked by many salons as our primary service and we execute them swiftly and proficiently. Since our establishment in 2011 at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge WINK Your Eyes has serviced more than 80,000 clients with eyelashes, eyebrow and makeup needs.

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