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
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.
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?
- Do your research well and look at the competition.
- Make your business look like a business (register with the state, separate checking acct and credit card, set up a website and merchant account.
- 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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