Five words that describe your business:
Cute, practical, personalized, unique
Describe your business:
CHILDish offers personalization on melamine dishes, plastic lunchboxes and stainless steel bottles. You have the option to choose hair style, hair colour, eye colour, skin tone, and more to create an image of each child. Include the child’s name, background colour and pattern and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind product made especially for each child! Your image can then be applied to a variety of products.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
I needed a good fundraising project for my daughter’s playschool, so I created a series of personalized dishes. Founded in practicality, quality, and attractiveness, the CHILDish plates and bowls were conceived. They were such a hit that other schools started to ask to use them for fundraising too. The rest, as they say, is history!
What are your most popular products or services?
Personalizes melamine dishes is my core product. Kids love having their very own personalized dishes.
What do you love most about what you do?
The challenge of started something from scratch, creating something from nothing.
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
Through trial and error I learned to divide my day up between work and time with my kids. I also have child care for 1/3 of my week so that I can have dedicated work time while my children are playing and having fun.
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Do what you love. At the beginning businesses usually take a lot of time and don’t bring in a lot of money.
What place inspires you and why?
I love to quietly wonder through antique stores. Taking a step out of my regular routine always inspires creativity.
What is your biggest fear?
I have two fears. The first is that my business will not be successful; my second is that it will be too successful.
What is your motto?
Mistakes are a part of learning.
What motivates you?
Seeing other people be successful, if they can do it, so can I!