OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.
We go online for just about everything today. News, weather, music, banking, clothes, shoes, books - pretty much everything you’re looking for, you just have to Google it and it will pop up. For example, try Googling "Golf balls." You probably won’t be surprised that no matter where you are in the world the first thing that shows up at the top of page 1 is GolfBalls.com. What might surprise you is that Golfballs.com – one of the world’s leading online golf retailers – is right here in Lafayette.
The co founder, President, and CEO of GolfBalls.com is Tom Cox. Tom joins Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana to talk about how you get to be number one!
If you’re thinking you’d like to start up your own Acadiana-based online business, or make your current business more successful online, you might want to talk to Lafayette’s John Munsell. John is co-founder and CEO of Bizzuka, who give smaller companies the same kind of tools and online firepower that normally only larger companies can afford. If you want any proof that the strategy works, for 3 consecutive years Inc Magazine named Bizzuka one of America’s fastest growing companies. John Munsell, welcome to Out to Lunch.
Peter's Entrepreneur du Jour today is Ryan Conway, founder of new online business here in Lafayette called CollegeAD.com. A.D. stands for Athletic Director. CollegeAD.com has 20,000 email subscribers, including the vast majority of Division One Athletic Directors, and in just a couple of years has gone from an idea and one employee, to a staff of 7 and is the go-to online resource for insider news among the staff of college sports.