Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: startup

Never Not Negotiating: How 2 Negotiate in the Life of a Startup

Aside from pitching, one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur to master is negotiation. Entrepreneurs find themselves negotiating across all aspects of their venture, from raising funding to convincing co-founders to join their team. The Blank Center recently had the privilege of welcoming one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurial negotiation, Samuel “Mooly”…

The Art of Investor Empathy: How 2 Raise Money

Across all industries and sectors, funding is the lifeblood of growing ventures. But for most first-time founders, raising money beyond the initial friends and family round is an intimidating process. How do founders know they’re taking the “right money” at the right time?  Members of the Babson community found answers to their questions about funding…

Alexandra Dunk

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line: How 2 Read a Term Sheet

Terminal value? Full ratchet? Protective provisions? What do these terms actually mean? Angelo Santinelli, adjunct lecturer at Babson and founder of Dakin Management, joined us for the last How 2 Tuesday session of the semester and shared advice for entrepreneurs who are raising money and trying to decipher terms in How 2 Read a Term…

Ashley Lucas

4 Ways to Get Your Product Into Retailers

  July marks Independent Retailer month! 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 ReQua…

Ashley Lucas

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

July marks Independent Retailer Month! 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 alumna.  In 2010, when…

Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Get Your Product Ready for Retail

  July marks Independent Retailer Month! 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 alumna.   Artyfactos is a socially…

Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Help Your Retailers Sell

July marks Independent Retailer month!  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 alumna.  You’ve…

Babson Hatchery

What I Learned about SEO in the Last Year

The following post is from Ryo Shibasaki MBA’19, founder of Path to Success. Path to Success provides the most competent and reliable English learning service in Japan. I started my website almost one year ago. In the first month, the page view was 800, but now it’s 2,000 views every day and keeps increasing. It’s still…

Babson Hatchery

Overcoming Challenges

The following post is from Kimia Sadeghi ’20, founder of Luana Beverages LLC. Luana sells healthy, high-quality, Hawaiian-inspired beverages. The day of my first production run for my beverage startup Luana was one of the biggest achievements in my life. It was the result of a year and a half of hard work and dedication…