Displaying items by tag: Women Entrepreneurs

Patterson gives back to Compton by providing low-cost groceries and owning Grocery Outlet in Compton.  The post Kia Patterson Takes Over Ownership of Grocery Outlet in Compton  appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Patricia Williams starts a legacy for herself and her daughters by owning 13 McDonald's The post Mother-Daughter Trio Takes on McDonald’s Ownership appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Medicine and Fashion meet with Robin Barrett. The post Robin Barrett Takes On Fashion in D.C. and L.A.  appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up the entrepreneurial itch. Since her days as a high school student at West Roxbury High School, she h...

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Inside a tiny storefront on Jamaica Plain’s South Street, the light-filled interior of Faith’s Naturals feels surprisingly spacious. White walls, a high white tin-paneled ceiling and light-toned wood shelves, coupled with a few deep-pink accents, create an inviting look to the narrow space. Neatly arranged on the shelves are jars and bottles of fac...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 07:00

The Lip Bar Celebrates 5 Years in Business

Melissa Butler says she isn’t passionate about makeup.Butler, who founded The Lip Bar in 2012, says the booming beauty brand was birthed after becoming frustrated with the lack of colors on the market; and even more frustrated with her career as a stockbroker on Wall Street.“Five years ago, I decided that I wanted women to have products that...

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In her early 20s, while Joelle Jean-Fontaine toiled at a telemarketing firm, her heart was in fashion. She spent most weekends in New York City collaborating on fashion shoots with a photographer friend. By 2010 her clothing design pursuits led her to launch her clothing line, Kréyol. Over the last six years, Jean-Fontaine has developed products...

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Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:00

Woman entrepreneur launches organic product line

Formerly Lady B Naturals, Made Organics began as a home experiment. During one of Boston’s harsh winters, Dawson set out to make a soothing, safe and all-natural skin remedy for her son. She spent about three years researching and working in her kitchen, trying out different ingredients and recipes. “When I found something that worked, I used it fo...

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 15:11

BeautyLynk startup wins MassChallenge prize

You don't have to be a celebrity to have at-home glam services on-call, at your convenience. Boston-based startup BeautyLynk, an online platform connecting local beauty professionals with customers, was awarded $50,000 in prize money as a 2016 Gold winner in the MassChallenge accelerator program....

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 15:11

New Soul Food Café Opens in Boston's Codman Square

Next Step Soul Food cafe will be the first of its kind sit-down restaurant and community wifi cafe in Codman Square, Dorchester. It will be a place for residents to gather; exchange ideas through partnerships, events and meetings; and enjoy authentic homemade southern food....

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