Success Stories

Condall Consulting

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Success Stories | 0 comments

The Urban League of New Orleans Women’s Business Resource Center has provided technical assistance and diverse business support to Condall Consulting Group, LLC over the past 5 years. Condall opened as a woman-owned engineering management & consulting enterprise by Sharmaine James in 2004. The business was re-established in July 2007, after being destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Consultants at the Women’s Business Resource Center at the Urban League of Greater New Orleans worked with the company’s owner assisting with the...

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Quality First Marine

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Quality First Marine

“My Business Advisor at The Women’s Business Resource Center helped me to maximize efficiency in my business operations, which resulted in a bigger profit margin.”  _ Christina Couvillion, President After earning a bio-medical degree, Christina Couvillion decided on a different career path. She took over the reign of her family’s marine transportation business. She sought assistance from the Small Business Administration, and was referred to The Urban League of Greater New Orleans’ Women’s Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center to...

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HYPE Academy

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

HYPE Academy

“My mentors at the Women’s Business Resource Center played a crucial role in HYPE’s development. I know how to teach; but, I’m still learning how to run a business.  With every major step along the way, I know my mentors at the WBRC are just a phone call away. “  _ Arianne Craig Jolla, Founder The youngest of eight children, Arianne Craig Jolla has wanted to be an educator since the age of 9.  Arianne’s mother, a teacher’s aide along with a nurturing fourth grade teacher fostered her affinity for education. Arianne earned both a Bachelor’s...

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 Zuka Baby, LLC

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

 Zuka Baby, LLC

“The education I received from the Urban League has given me a whole new perspective on managing my business. I understand with much more clarity how to manage my business financials.” -Erin Reho Pelias Erin Reho Pelias founded Zuka Baby, LLC after finding it difficult to locate natural baby products for her newborn baby. Zuka Baby is a gathering place for families seeking natural solutions to modern parenting that includes classes, support networks and curated retail. Zuka Baby is located on Magazine St. in the historic lower garden district...

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Embodyment Salon & Spa

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Embodyment Salon & Spa

“The Women’s Business Resource Center provided the help I needed to get my business started.  They have continued to assist and support me in all of my efforts.  I am so grateful they are there whenever I need them.” _ Emma Shankle, Owner Emma Shankle is a second generation hair care professional with nearly 20 years of experience.  She has worked at some of the most renowned salons in New Orleans, and has styled many of the city’s distinguished professionals, civic leaders, local celebrities and media personalities. She came to the...

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Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles™

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles™

“The WBRC’s free services provided valuable instruction on how to complete an air tight business plan that they were able to leverage with financial institutions, investors and grant providers. And they continue to alert us to lucrative opportunities. “  _ Nicole Mackie, Co-owner Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles™ (MMH) opened its doors in February 2013.  It is the brainchild of sister duo Rene Guzman and Nicole Mackie and Nicole’s husband, Earl Mackie.   The team opened the restaurant to provide quality home cooked food in...

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K-BELLE Consultants

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Success Stories | 0 comments

K-BELLE Consultants

“The WBRC has played an instrumental role in assisting K-Belle with growth.  When I decided to broaden K-Belle’s services, WBRC helped me understand the steps and cost controls needed to grow smart.” -Kristi Mirambelle, Owner Kristi Hoke Mirambell earned a civil engineering degree at the University of New Orleans. She went to work, gaining experience in a variety of engineering projects. In 2008, Kristi acquired her professional engineering license and subsequently started her own firm, K-Belle Consultants. The devastation of hurricane...

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