Mompreneur Emilie Nolledo believes that being busy should not stop you from pursuing your dreams. Even with a successful career at a Globalbank, this mom is also very much involved in her kids’ lives, is an officer at her kids’ school PTA, a freelance writer, an active member of a religious organization and the owner of a business that manufactures and sells kids’ accessories.
“How do you do it all?” we asked mompreneur Emilie incredulously. She replies, “It’s a matter of prioritizing. I focus on what I need to do and just do it! I believe that you can make time for things that are important to you.”
On why she decided to put up a business despite a hectic career life at the corporate world, Emilie says, “I enjoy my corporate life and didn’t want to give that up, but one of my dreams is to put a business that makes products for kids. I was lucky to meet someone who was skilled in beading and we decided to partner to put up Miliya Corporation four years ago. She manages the day-to-day operations and we touch base twice a week to go over designs and sales.”
Miliya Corporation’s primary products are kids accessories and rosaries, which are sold at Rustan’s under the Kiddos brand, Meet My Feet, Fleurettes, Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish and Gift of Grace (Davao). Recently, they have ventured into selling online as well, and were lucky to be chosen to supply kids’ rosary bracelets to France two years ago.
Another fun product they offer is a beading station at events. Kids and moms love designing their own accessories and personalizing them with letters and pretty beads, and it’s always a hit at parties! The company also accepts special orders. “Our customers love to personalize our items and give them as gifts. We make bags with their own design logos, name bracelets and even personalized rosaries! We also accept orders for souvenirs and giveaways.”