New Orleans Small Businesses Today

A year after Katrina, a look at three businesses whose recovery we profiled last fall. Not all are struggling, but challenges remain

Last fall BusinessWeek SmallBiz profiled the recovery of three New Orleans businesses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (see BusinessWeek.com, Winter, 2005, "The Fixer-Upper Fixes Up"; "Cooking Up New Business"; and "Prepared for Anything—Almost"). A year after the devastating storm, we checked back in with all three companies. Their stories reflect the reality—complete with heartache, disappointment, and opportunity—of life in the Big Easy these days.

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