Interview: Kay Green of My Precious Kid, LLC

Kay Green, owner of My Precious Kid

Kay Green, owner of My Precious Kid in Hillsboro, Oregon created her company out of a personal need.  She wanted ID cards for her homeschool children.  The business has expanded to include child safety, cloth diapers and safe baby products.  Kay has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

“I try to leave work at work and set aside home time for home.” – Kay Green

MG:  Sum up your business in three sentences or less.

KG:  I own My Precious Kid, a child safety, cloth diaper & baby products store in Hillsboro Oregon. We make child safety easy!

MG:  Where do you sell your products?

KG:   Out store in Hillsboro plus online at www.MyPreciousKid.com

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MG:  Why did you choose to start your business?

KG:   Needed ID cards for my children that were home schooled so began making custom ID cards for children.

MG:  Where do you find inspiration for your products?

KG:  Items that customers ask for. Manufacturers come to us offering new products. Or I go looking for a product to solve an issue.

MG:  Define your style?

KG:  I am pretty focused and directed. I love working on my business.

MG:  Tell me about your typical day.

KG:  Work from home in the morning 8-11. Then work at the store 11-4. Then work at home in the evening as needed. I am responsible for the website, social media, and product acquisition.

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MG:   How do you juggle work and family?

KG:  It is of course a juggle. I try to leave work at work and set aside home time for home.

MG:   Three tips you would like to give to moms who are thinking about starting their own business?

KG:

  1. Do your research well and look at the competition.
  2. Make your business look like a business (register with the state, separate checking acct and credit card, set up a website and merchant account.
  3. Set up your social media accounts in a business name from the beginning.

MG:  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

KG:  Our brick and mortar store is seeing increase in walk in traffic. I plan to continue marketing to increase this as well as online sale.


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