My Kids Consignment offers a place for parents to buy and sell their kids used stuff… Like a consignment shop, but we don’t hold the items and we don’t take a cut, plus we’re year round and not just seasonal.
What inspired you to start your business?
My DH and I have 2 wonderful kids and as every parent knows, they outgrow clothes faster than you can buy them. When looking for specific items such as a style or size, we noticed the big online markets couldn’t fill this gap. So we decided we would do it.
How long have you been in business?
What did you do in your past work life?
I was a social worker and then the Army moved us and I had to find a new niche.
Describe your ideal workday.
Ideal? Both kids being quiet for once, some 90’s playing on the radio and me promoting the website.
What have been some of your major successes?
Launching the website in the timeline we set forth, from scratch, and getting the user base we currently have.
What have been some of your major challenges?
Promotion of the website. With one income and limited funds, using our own savings for promotion has been the hardest.
On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?
The 2 kiddos remind me that they’re clothes won’t fit next week.
Do you have a motivational quote?
“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” – E. Joseph Cossman
If there was one piece of advice you could give to your children about running a successful business, what would it be?
Be dedicated. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less… Hard work pays off.
What is your balancing secret in managing a business and family?
MyKidsConsignment makes that part somewhat easy… The business can be ran in free time alone.
Do you have a favorite business tool and/or resource?
My husband is a really good programmer so I generate ideas and he makes them happen.
What is next for your business?
Thinking about going brick and mortar after our next move shortly.
Your two cents sales pitch?
MyKidsConsignment is completely free to buy and sell your used kids stuff. We do everything we can to make it easier for the user… So if you have a suggestion, please tell us and we’ll make it happen!
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