podcasts pour tous les Acadiens

Out to Lunch

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.

Laundry Dogs of Lafayette

Laundry Dogs of Lafayette
February 27, 2019

In 1994, a guy called Jeff Bezos was working in banking when he decided to start up his own business, selling books online. Most people thought that was a stupid idea, for two reasons. One, nobody would want to give a total stranger their credit card number. And, two, if you wanted to buy a book, why wouldn’t you just go down to the bookstore? In the face of withering criticism,... Read More »

Pepper Jerky

Pepper Jerky
February 20, 2019

You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Nothing personal, it’s just business.” People use it as a justification for doing something that’s going to advantage them, to the detriment of someone else. The underlying assumption is that wise-business-decisions and personal feelings are opposites. There’s nothing more personal than taste. So, how wise is it, when launching a business, to base the whole company on your personal taste? That’s exactly what both of Aileen's guests on... Read More »

Ducks Dressing

Ducks Dressing
February 6, 2019

The difference between men and women is a subject that’s been examined from perhaps the beginning of time. Whether you believe the conversation starts with Adam and Eve, or a couple of organisms crawling out of the primordial soup, commentary about what sets genders apart is the province of everyone from archaeologists to comedians. You’d be forgiven for wondering what we could contribute to this conversation on a radio show and podcast... Read More »

Cajun Blush

Cajun Blush
January 23, 2019

When we talk about a successful business, we usually talk about the idea behind it. We tend to do that because a single moment of inspiration is more exciting to talk about than the years of hard work it takes to build a business. But there’s also another quality that’s vital in making the leap from inspiration to action:  courage. You can have the best idea in the world for a business,... Read More »

Copyright Blue Dog

Copyright Blue Dog
January 16, 2019

You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” At the same time that saying was coined in England, here in the United States, the sentiment was quite different. In 1790 the Federal Government passed the first Copyright Act, which made imitation illegal. We’re still in the process of working out exactly what is imitation and what, legally, isn’t.  For example, George Rodrigue’s famous Blue Dog. Rodrigue’s Blue Dog is... Read More »

Get Stuff Done

Get Stuff Done
January 2, 2019

You might remember a guy called Zach Barker. Zach used to be the director of the startup business incubator, Opportunity Machine. Zach had a basic business philosophy which he summed up in three words, “Get stuff done.” It sounds simple. But in reality, in business, the difference between success and something less is the ability to execute. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Talk is cheap. To succeed you have to get stuff... Read More »

All About You

All About You
December 19, 2018

When we talk about business, we all understand that the basic objective of what we’re doing is trying to make money. Implicit in this understanding is an assumption that we’re trying to make money for ourselves. Or our company. But there are people who dedicate themselves, and their careers, to making money for others. Other people. Other companies. And even whole communities. Rick Fontova has spent over a quarter of a century in... Read More »

Swingin' Lafayette

Swingin' Lafayette
December 5, 2018

Some things about life in Acadiana are unique to this part of the world. And some things we share with the rest of the world. One of those common issues, in business, is making the link between the online world and the real world. These days, over 80% of all retail purchases begin with an online search. And, you know from your own experience, almost everything else you do starts online too... Read More »

Lemons to Lemonade

Lemons to Lemonade
November 28, 2018

You’ve probably heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s meant to be motivational – encouraging us to take something bad that’s happened to us, and turn it into something good. Aaron Beam is the poster boy for making lemons out of lemonade. Aaron was one of the founders of a company called Health South. Health South was a healthcare provider that, at its height, was a Fortune 500 company.... Read More »

Haute Design Squared

Haute Design Squared
November 21, 2018

If you’re in school – or think back to when you were in school – there are days when you wonder why you’re wasting your time getting an education. On those days, when you’re thinking of dropping out, some encouraging, older, person invariably tells you, “It’s worth hanging in and graduating  ‘cause you never know what you might end up doing with your degree.” If you need living proof of this advice,... Read More »

Popcorn Accolades

Popcorn Accolades
October 31, 2018

If you live in Lafayette, or you spend any time in Lafayette, you’ve almost certainly been to the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. There are a few staples there - people and products you know are going to be there every week. Among them is Abby Perkins. I can almost guarantee you’re thinking, “Abby Perkins…. No, don’t know who that is.” Well, how about if I said, “The Popcorn Girl.” The Popcorn Girl at the... Read More »

Sweet

Sweet
October 24, 2018

America loves maple syrup. You can find it anywhere in the country - from supermarket shelves to fast food restaurants. What America doesn’t seem to know is that maple syrup has a cousin. That is better looking, richer, and better tasting. It’s called cane syrup. Here in Acadiana, we know about cane syrup because we grow the sugarcane that makes it. We often use the name “Steen’s” as a synonym for cane syrup,... Read More »

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