Babe Cave: Guyana’s First Collaborative Space For Creatives And Entrepreneurs

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In the dynamic landscape of women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Guyana, Amber Low emerges as a beacon of resilience, collaboration and community impact. As a commercial pilot and the founder of Naked Closet, an online fashion marketplace, and Babe Cave, Low’s journey symbolizes the transformative power of entrepreneurship rooted in the timeless beauty of Guyana and the strength of a supportive community.

Founded in February 2020, Babe Cave swiftly transformed into Guyana’s inaugural collaborative space, evolving into a thriving café and shop. Originally envisioned as a space for female-led ventures, it has evolved into an inclusive community supporting growth, elevation and community development. Open to everyone, the space requires no stringent application processes. Interested individuals simply need to email the management.

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This haven for dreams and ambitions has nurtured over 150 small businesses, promoting the remarkable growth of women entrepreneurs through collaborative efforts. Babe Cave has not only left an indelible mark on the small business culture but has also actively executed projects supporting various causes and promoting entrepreneurship in underserved communities.

One standout initiative is the South Rupununi Project, where a dedicated space within Babe Cave empowered the women and children of the South Rupununi. This initiative facilitated the sale of local crafts, aiming to preserve traditional Indigenous artistry. The project ensured that 100% of the proceeds directly supported local artists and crafters, providing them with much-needed financial empowerment.

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Babe Cave staff | Photo Courtesy of Amber Low

Reflecting on the challenges of establishing and running Babe Cave, founder Low acknowledged the struggle to find a work-life balance. The commitment to growing such an initiative can overshadow personal well-being, reminding us of the importance of self-care and balance in the entrepreneurial journey.

“I am driven not just for me, but by all of the small businesses who trust Babe Cave with their businesses. I sometimes forget that you can’t pour from an empty cup but I’m working on it,” said Low.

Low also emphasized on the importance of having self-belief and self-assurance in order to navigate the entrepreneurial journey:

I believe that the biggest part of navigating this world of entrepreneurship is to put your blinders on. Keep going. No one else has your vision, and if you believe you have something to offer the world, do it. Find a community of like-minded people, establish a support system that understands your journey and be humble enough to learn while possessing the confidence to grow through any obstacle.”

Babe Cave’s engagement with the wider Guyanese community aims to garner support for all small businesses. While initially focused on female-led ventures, it now stands as a beacon for driven and passionate entrepreneurs. The overarching message is clear: entrepreneurship demands focus, a supportive community, continuous learning, and growth.

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Looking ahead, Low envisions expanding the venture beyond Guyana, with a grander vision of growing businesses and gaining recognition across the Caribbean. The journey of Babe Cave unfolds as an inspiring narrative, embodying the spirit of collaborative entrepreneurship, community support and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

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Babe Cave Founder Amber Low | Photo Courtesy of Amber Low

In the dynamic realm of women’s economic empowerment, Babe Cave stands as a testament to the transformative impact that can be achieved when dreams are nurtured, collaboration is fostered, and community impact is the driving force.

To learn more about Babe Cave, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

Featured Image: Babe Cave staff embracing each other with a hug | Photo Courtesy of Amber Low

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