The mompreneur: Bessie Campillo, former marketing manager, full-time businesswoman, wife to Adrian, and mom to three-year-old Amara.
The business: "Nursingmom is a line of high-end, stylish designer baby accessories—nursing covers, diaper bags, burp cloths—that help mothers look fashionable and stylish. My personal goal is to help new moms feel good about themselves despite all the physical and emotional changes and the demands of motherhood, and I find fulfillment in providing chic products they would be proud to wear and carry anywhere. This is my own personal contribution to the breastfeeding cause."
How it works: "Currently, Nursingmom is a one-woman team! I am totally hands-on: I do everything from conceptualization, design, purchasing of raw materials, managing third-party suppliers, managing inventory, distribution, and admin work. I occasionally hire a part-time worker to do repackaging for me, and my husband helps me out whenever I have off-site events like demos and bazaars. He is also my sounding board whenever I have ideas or strategic issues that need to be dealt with."
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