John Georges shared his tales of a serial entrepreneur at a business series breakfast Tuesday morning.
Georges has many successful business ventures under his belt, including Galatoire's and The Advocate, but he shared his experience of turning a company founded by his immigrant father into a billion-dollar corporation.
It was all part of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week.
"What we hope most of all is, especially the young crowd, is that we inspire them to become entrepreneurs, as well as how as existing entrepreneurs and existing business owners learn something new," said Robin Kistler with LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute.
LSU has two other events planned for Tuesday afternoon, including a student pitch competition. There will also be a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and other business owners. They will talk about the challenges and opportunities of the times.
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Idea Village has entered its second day of Entrepreneurship Week designed to help businesses In and outside New Orleans to get started or expand.
In part 3 of Bayoubuzz’s interview with the President and CEO of Idea Village, Tim Williamson, our focus was on the past and future.
Idea Village of New Orleans is now in its 13th year. As its signature event, Entrepreneurship Week is fast approaching, Bayoubuzz interviewed its President and CEO, Tim Williamson, to discuss the New Orleans area, entrepreneurship, the upcoming annual event and other matters.
In the 1990’s and the early part of this century, Louisiana and the City of New Orleans (not Houston) had a major problem.