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St. Louis Entrepreneur Encourages Women to Take Their First Step in Business

September 25, 2018 - 8:52 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - When Jennifer Labit's first child was 6-weeks old, she launched a business. Cotton Babies launched with $100, the company 16 years later is a multi-million dollar business that employs 56 people, housed in Fenton. She encourages women not let "perfection paralysis" stop them.

“If we’re ever going to get somewhere, we have to be willing to take that first step, and that first step never looks like the step that we’re at 16 years later. An entrepreneur has to be willing to take that first step, and that first step always takes courage,” she says.  

Labit says the goal at Cotton Babies is changing poverty through cloth diapers, which cost about 2 cents per diaper change compared to as much as 35 cents for disposables. Labit will be one of the speakers at Thursday’s Aha Women's Speakers Series at Stifel Theater.

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