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Meet the Alumni

Jay Nix

New Orleans, LA

Industry
Food
Year founded
1911
Business
Parkway Bakery and Tavern
Partner College
Delgado Community College
The 10,000 Small Businesses program gave me the courage and knowledge to take educated risks in order to grow.

Business Overview

Parkway Bakery and Tavern is an iconic New Orleans eatery – grab some friends and kick back with a po’ boy in historic Mid-City!

Challenges

Jay admits that when he first took over the business, he and his colleagues were “winging it.” A classic recipe had gotten them far, but to take it to the next level, Jay knew he needed to refine his accounting and management skills.

Results

Since graduating from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Jay has learned to delegate and manage from a distance, which helps him to see the full picture more clearly. By doing so, he has turned Parkway Bakery and Tavern into a symbol of New Orleans’ ongoing resurgence. Now, the restaurant is well-positioned for many more years of happy customers.