About 6 months after Katrina hit New Orleans, Yahoo! Small Business hosted a Back in Business seminar, a free event attended by nearly 200 entrepreneurs. The program was designed to help jumpstart small business recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Yahoo!s team of small business experts joined with e-commerce consultants Solid Cactus, and Small Business Resource Centers from Louisiana and Mississippi to offer attendees advice, professional Web site design services, and comprehensive Internet hosting and e-commerce services all for free.
Below are four businesses that attended the event and attribute some of their business recovery to a new online emphasis facilitated by Yahoo! Small Business and Solid Cactus.
Silk Road Collection – www.silkroadcollection.com
Syble Fine Jewelry – Sommer L’Hoste, lead designer www.syblefinejewelry.com
Jeremy S. Zollinger, APLC – www.us-visa-lawyer.com
Chris Wisecarver – www.authorizedoptics.com