Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Women’s Leadership

Ashley Lucas

5 Tips for On-Camera Prep from this Food-Tour Entrepreneur

Lizzie Bell, MBA’11, launched  Off The Beaten Path Food Tours in 2017, running food tours, chocolate tours, and trivia nights in foodie-fueled neighborhoods like Somerville, Cambridge, and Jamaica Plain. Each guided tour features a healthy dose of local history and the chance to try delectable cuisine from up to 7 local businesses, often meeting the owner themselves. Recently, Lizzie…

Lizzie Bell, MBA'11, launched  Off The Beaten Path Food Tours in 2017, running food tours, chocolate tours, and trivia nights in and around Boston. Recently, WCVB TV5’s Chronicle news program gave her a call with an invitation to be featured on the show. After filming wrapped up, we sat down and asked Lizzie to share 5 tips on getting ready to talk about her business on camera.
Ashley Lucas

4 Ways to Get Your Product Into Retailers

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Katharine ReQua MBA ’17, co-founder of For Now and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator coach.  Katharine…

Ashley Lucas

From Online to In-Person: Opening Up Your Own Retail Shop

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Emily Lagasse MBA ’15, CEO of , Fedwell Pet Foods and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.  In 2010,…

Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Get Your Product Ready for Retail

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Angie Sanchez MBA ’11, CEO of Artyfactos, and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.   Artyfactos is a socially…

Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Help Your Retailers Sell

July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Krysta Lewis, CEO of Aisling Organic Cosmetics and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.  Today Aisling Organic…

Malvika Sheth

Stylebymalvika: Style for the Driven Dreamer

It’s been six months since I decided to put my deepest passion to action, and I can safely say that taking that intimidating leap, of putting myself and my voice around style on social mediums, has been the greatest learning process thus far. I began my journey by opening up an Instagram account to share…

Emily Denoble

Angela Sanchez MBA’11: Female Founder Stories (Part 6)

Angela Sanchez MBA’11 is the Founder and CEO of Artyfactos, a jewelry company that sells statement pieces handcrafted by Latin American women using natural materials including seeds, orange peels, and coffee beans. I originally interviewed Angela for an “Entrepreneurship in Fashion” course project, led by Dr. Caroline Daniels. When we spoke on the phone, Angela…

Emily Denoble

Jennifer Pierre MSEL’16: Female Founder Stories (Part 5)

Jennifer Pierre, MSEL’16, is the founder of Melanites, a company on a mission to inspire children of color to be thinkers, doers, makers, and performers. I got to know Jennifer through the 2016 Summer Venture Program and am thrilled to see the traction that Melanites has gained since! Learn more about her story below. Tell…

Emily Denoble

Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Female Founder Stories (Part 4)

Yulkendy Valdez ’17 co-founded Project 99 with Josuel Plasencia ’17 in 2014 to encourage diversity in the workplace. At Babson, Yulkendy was a CWEL Scholar and a recipient of the Glavin Global Leadership Award. She now works full-time as the Managing Partner of Project 99. Yulkendy and Josuel are creating important and meaningful changes in…

Emily Denoble

April Chen ’19: Female Founder Stories (Part 3)

April Chen ’19 is a Co-Founder of Gentle. In 2017, Gentle surpassed its goal on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5,500 from 120 backers. It is now a running business, with exciting developments ahead. April is also a freelance graphic designer and was involved in last year’s Summer Venture Program. Tell me about Gentle. Our mission is…