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Small Business Series – Lagniappe for Laura

Welcome to the 4th video in the Small Business Series. Savannah joins Rob to talk about her non-profit business Lagniappe For Laura, which is a Christmas tree ornament business that produces custom, hand-painted ornaments from branches of fallen trees that came down during Hurricane Laura in August of 2020. Savannah is a teen entrepreneur who saw the devastation and destruction left behind by the category 4 storm, and decided she wanted to help out. Her business generated over $1400 in sales and this was then donated to families in need over the holiday period.

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In case you didn’t know (like me) a lagniappe is a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase, or more broadly, “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.

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