The NXT Entrepreneur

NXT 112 - Jennifer Weishaupt | Ruby Slipper

May 25, 2023 Andrew McLindon Season 3 Episode 112
The NXT Entrepreneur
NXT 112 - Jennifer Weishaupt | Ruby Slipper
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Jennifer Weishaupt is the Owner and Co-Founder of Ruby Slipper Cafe and Ruby Sunshine. Ruby Slipper is one of the most popular breakfast joints in the New Orleans area that rapidly growing nationwide. Currently there are 22 locations spread across 6 states in the South with nearly 700 employees. It all started after Katrina and the neighborhood was in need of a place to grab coffee or eat breakfast without having to drive across town to get it. The main goal was to rebuild the community and to just breakeven; Jennifer never imagined expanding to another location, but their customers demanded it. Separate from her entrepreneurial venture of opening a restaurant, she also had a successful career being a chemical engineer at Shell and has a history of flipping houses. Originally from New York, Jennifer found a home in New Orleans and “There is no place like home.”

“When you talk about entrepreneurs, it’s easy for us to talk about the wins, but the most important things usually come from the losses.”
- Jennifer Weishaupt

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The NXT Entrepreneur Podcast shares the stories of an entrepreneur’s journey and the lessons learned from the successes as well as the failures. We want to share all of the stories from the rejections to the huge wins, the long hours, and the ultimate payoff. The journey is many times dramatic, sometimes unbelievable but always fascinating. It’s all about the stories; pull up a chair and listen.

NXT Intro
b1BANK Commercial
Guest Introductions
Menu Favorites
Ruby Slipper Name
Slipper & Sunshine
French Truck Coffee
Chemical Engineer
Flipping Houses
Banking with b1BANK
Switching to the Restaurant Biz
Creating a Menu
Starting up with NO Loans
Castro Real Estate Services
Turnkey Solutions
Running a Business with Full Time Jobs
Employee Schedules
Unplanned Success
Building the Brand
Fulltime Entrepreneur
Change of Focus
Push for Growth
MFB Firm
Spotify Playlist
Four P's
Living the Dream
Closing Remarks