Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Out to Lunch Entrepreneurs


Brendan Minard and Sonny Smith came up with the idea for PetCareLinks.com as a result of their very hands on experience with dogs. College grads, running their dog walking business K9 Second Line pointed up the serious deficiencies and inefficiencies in basic business structure in not just their own but nearly every pet-centric busines they researched. So they have come up with a one-stop website solution to the demands of every mobile pet business imaginable.

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brendan minard, peter ricchiuti, jolene pinder, jon smith

In this episode of Out to Lunch, Brendan pitches their idea to host Peter Ricchiuti and Peter's guests Jolene Pinder, Executive Director of the New Orleans Film Societyl and Film Festival, and Jon Smith, Executive Director of The French Market.

The full episode of Out to Lunch in which this conversation is featured can be heard here.

jolene pinder, jon smith, peter ricchiuti, grant morris, brendan minard

The photos on this page were taken at Commander's Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal.   

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