New Orleans Small Business 12n12: Southerns
New Orleans Small Business 12n12 is a project, by local New Orleans photographer Traven Stout, that promotes one small business a month. The idea is to reach out to other business owners and simply connect with them, to relate with them, to offer help, and to look for help with running a business.
Hey, yall thanks for coming and checking out the 12n12 project. Originally this project was designed so I would photograph one business a month in 2020 (12 businesses in 12 months- 12n12) But then 2020 happened. So were a bit off schedule but I am committed to finishing this project by covering twelve businesses.
On a personal level, I am so happy I started this project. Each time I meet up with another small business photograph and interview them I feel I gain more confidence in my business and with where I stand in the "business world." Running a business by yourself is tough, but very rewarding at the same time. It's also something that allot of people don't understand unless they have a small business themselves. Each time I've interviewed and talked with small business owners I hear similar stories of struggle and reward, ups and downs, and it's a solid reminder that I'm not in this alone, and to keep at the daily grind. So please if your small business owner and want to talk shop, reach out to me, I would love to connect.
Started Southerns in late 2018 Won fried Chicken fest in 2019, Currently doing popups in New Orleans.
Co-owned and operated by Gene and Anthony Cruz
What does your business do?
Food truck/ Food Pop up / catering.
How long have you been in operation?
Whats something people don’t know about you business that you want them to know?
We are passionate about helping with addiction in our community.
What are your goals for the next year?
Planning on opening a storefront in New Orleans
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
Multiple locations and firmly anchored in the heart and minds of New Orleans food scene
What's your favorite thing about running your own business?
What’s your biggest challenge within running your own business?
Time away from family
What would be your number one suggestion to someone starting there own business?
Start small and avoid debt
What’s you social media accounts?
^^^^IMHO BEST FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH IN THE CITY^^^
Seriously if you get a chance to check out Southerns