Tell us about your business and the type of products you sell?
I have recently launched my business which I’ve been working on it since February. I import and sell toys. My focus is educational toys and currently I have wooden toys, as I find them ideal for children. I am a certified teacher and I used to be an early years practitioner, so based on my experience I try to find toys that I believe children would enjoy playing with whilst learning.
How did you come up with the idea and what motivated you to go for it?
I wanted to spend more time with my family so I tried to think outside of the box. My husband was the one who motivated me and supported me all those months whilst I was setting everything up.
What is your best selling product?
The pull-along fox! It’s an absolutely adorable fox that doubles as a pull-along toy and a shape-sorter. It is ideal to help with toddlers’ fine motor skills, colour and shape recognition!
What do you love about running your own business and what do you find hard?
I love searching for the products and looking for toys that are a combination of cute, fun and educational! I also enjoy creating promotional images and getting creative. I find the admin the hardest, it does need to be none though!
What surprising lessons have you learned along the way?
How much work and time goes into setting up a small business. I wasn’t expecting it to take this long.
Do you have a favourite app or work tool you think everyone should know about?
How do you define success?
Living a happy life doing something you love.
What has been a particular highlight for you since starting your business?
The moment I realised I made my first sale!
What’s next for your business?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
To accept myself as I am.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about setting up their own business?
What was your dream job growing up?
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Mama Tribe?
Knowing that there is a support for like-minded individuals chasing their dreams.
Thanks for giving us an insight into life behind Quacky Kids Tatiana, we love having you as a Member of the Tribe.