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Five Marketing Tips, Courtesy of the Royal Wedding
Apr 30, 2011

Ever since Britain’s Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement last November, the media, the paparazzi –and yes, marketing departments, too –have been working at a fever pitch to make sure we’re all included in the celebration.


Five Marketing Tips, Courtesy of the Royal Wedding 

By Lisa Arthur, The Marketing

Women Owners Hit $1 Million Glass Ceiling
Apr 11, 2011

By Emily Mattby, WSJ

Women-owned businesses are growing in number, but their revenues aren't, new data shows.

Between 1997-2011, the number of women-owned firms in the US increased by 50% - that's a rate 1.5 times the national average.  However such growth is not reflected in the size of their businesses.  In 1997, 1.8% of women-owned firms had $1 million or more in

5 Tips for a Fabulous Headshot!
Feb 28, 2011

Prepping for your new headshot at the March 19th Extreme Bio Makeover?  These tips from image consultant Laurie Mandato, AICI FLC will ensure your best look!


Put Your Best Face Forward – In order to do that you need to pay attention to Your Essential Self Care!

  • Be sure to get plenty of rest
  • Eat healthy nutritious foods to nourish your body,
  • Exercise your body
Jan 18, 2011

It's a new year and time to update your professional image! 

Your headshot & bio is your first impression in an increasingly online world, so make sure you take charge and put your best face forward!  A professional headshot and new bio could cost you from $500-$900 and take a lot of time to accomplish. 

Get both in one morning at this fun, interactive session!


5 Predictions for Small Business in 2011
Dec 29, 2010

As this year wraps up, we’d like to look back at the technological advancements that small businesses have benefited from and predict how those technologies will affect entrepreneurs in 2011.

Here are my five predictions about how small businesses will continue to adapt to changing technologies as we move into the new year.



Boston Ranked 3rd in Best Cities for Business in 2011
Dec 24, 2010

Amidst one of America’s worst recessions, Boston is still one of the best cities for business. In an extensive and detailed research conducted by MarketWatch, Boston ranks 3rd in the ranks for its economy supported by diverse industries and the largest number of academic institutions.

 Beantown narrowly missed out on the second spot by one point, but remains a perennial contender.

Top 10 Boston Start-Up Trends in 2010
Dec 24, 2010

New VCs, a spike in web-development demand, plus an increase in the number of start-ups back by young entrepreneur are some of the factors that debuted this year in Boston’s start-up scene. This GreenHorn Connect piece takes a look back at the business trends that helped grow the city’s start-up ecosystem.

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Morgan First of The Second Glass on NPR!
Dec 18, 2010

Boston Incubator alum Morgan First was recently interviewed on NPR discussing young entrepreneurship.  She and her fellow panelists discussed how today's economic climate is making it more difficult for grads to find traditional jobs.  Many are starting their own ventures instead!

To hear this 'On Point' interview:

Boston Ranked #1 City for Innovation!
Oct 8, 2010

Media Release: Top 100 city rankings for the innovation economy

Boston was again ranked the top city of the global innovation economy in volatile economic conditions, according to Australian consulting innovation analysts, 2thinknow.

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Sep 22, 2010

Stella and Karla, Market Directors in NYC, have been keeping a dirty little secret. Well, actually it's not so dirty, but it is pretty BIG. If you haven't heard already, they've been planning their HUGE Fall Event, The DREAM IT! LAUNCH IT! LIVE IT! Global Conference taking place here in NYC on November 8th and 9th! Join them for two power-packed days. Participate in


Is there a budding entrepreneur in your family?
Sep 14, 2010


KidzBusiness is offering "My First Business" during the Fall semester 2010, a ten week course designed for extremely motivated teens (age 12-16) who think creatively and want to explore being entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial tools can be taught, supported, and facilitated by a program that is naturally geared to the teen's

BREW is coming in October!
Sep 13, 2010


The Boston Region Entrepreneurship Week is shining a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit in and around Boston!
Boston Region Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) is a week of celebrating everything related to launching and nurturing companies in the Boston area from October 13 - 21, 2010.

LWL Boston
Dream It! Launch It! Live It!
Sep 9, 2010

Dream It! Launch It! Live It! is a global conference that engages women everywhere to manifest the best version of themselves. On November 7-9, 2010, launching concurrently in five cities nationwide, the conference will deliver the encouragement, advice, authentic tools and inspiration a woman needs to launch her dream business – and her dream life. Get ready for the launch of your life! &

Friends With Health Benefits!
Aug 25, 2010

Social interaction plays a bigger role in health than researchers thought.  Your best friend just may save your life. 

"The idea that social interaction is important to mental and physical health has been hinted at and studied for years," says Steven Joyal, M.D., vice president of scientific affairs and medical development for Life Extensions, a nonprofit dedicated to

Why Women May Love Facebook More than Shoes!
Aug 3, 2010

Move over Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.  Today’s woman has a new obsession.  Almost half of women ages 18 to 34 consider themselves 'Facebook addicts' while 15 percent of moms check Twitter 'every waking moment,' according to new research.  With trends like these, it’s more important than ever for marketers to understand how they can best

Morgan First Named to Inc's 2010 '30 Under 30' list!
Jul 21, 2010

Our very own Morgan First has been named one of INC Magazine's '30 Under 30' Young Entrepreneurs of 2010!  She and her business partner Tyler Balliet have been recognized for building both The Second Glass , an e-zine about wine and the Wine Riot, which started here in Boston and is expanding to four more cities this year!

Way to go, Morgan!!

 For the entire article,

Jul 18, 2010

We're so excited to share …Ladies Who Launch is featured on  ForbesWoman's 100 Best Websites For Women List!

Ladies Who Launch has been chosen as one of the ForbesWoman's Top 100 Websites for Women, noted as 'an active and engaging site for female entrepreneurs that provides a resources for starting, building and running a business!'

We absolutely are!

Jul 12, 2010

Some interesting factoids, culled during a recent business trip:

   * 67 is the percentage of inventions since WWII that have been created by entrepreneurs.

   * 530,000  new businesses were created in 2008.

   * Over 50% of companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 were launched during a recession or a bear market.

   * 21.9 million is the

Sovereign Bank Commits $50M To Help Small Businesses
Jun 12, 2010

Sovereign Bank will add more than 200 small business specialists across its coverage area, which the banks says will be dedicated to supporting new and existing small business customers. "Small business serves as the backbone of our economy and is a driver for job creation," said Jack Murphy, director of small and medium enterprises at Sovereign Bank. "The addition of more than

Women-Owned Firms Have Huge Impact
Dec 20, 2009

U.S. businesses owned by women have an economic impact of $3 trillion annually. That translates into the creation or maintenance of 16% of all jobs in the country, according to the Center for Women's Business Research. If U.S.-based women-owned businesses were their own country, it would have the fifth-largest GDP in the world.

Source: Center for Women's Business Research


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