Keeping a business is definitely not a small feat, especially for moms. Since having one requires much effort and time, a mompreneur has to face the challenging demands of being a parent and a business owner at the same time. But what if the mompreneur still has a full-time job in addition to all these?
Time management. That’s how the mommy behind the online store Less is More 101 handles her challenging roles as a mom, business owner and a full-time bank employee. That’s how she maintains a happy family, while growing her own business and career.
Today on the blog is Milef Balabbo, the owner of the online store Less is More 101. The store which built its name online through its beauty soaps. Let’s hear from her.
Khaye: Hi Milef! I’m happy to finally have you on the blog. Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Our sons Coby and Kyle (who are best buddies) are now certified big boys and they’re growing up to be super sweet kids!
Milef: Hi Khaye! Yup, big boys na nga talaga sila! =)
Khaye: Oo nga! Nakakatuwa silang makita na naglalaro!haha Now let’s talk about your business. 😉 I’ve stalked your online store “LessIsMore101” on Instagram and you have numerous followers… it’s over 11k! What do you sell in your store?
Milef: My main products are the organic beauty soaps. I also have body scrub and body lotion. Actually, I can sell anything online, however, it’s my choice to concentrate only on soaps, scrubs and lotions because these are the items I use. And I believe that to be a good entrepreneur, you should be the product of your product. As you know, I don’t use astringent or any peeling oil because I am afraid they would harm my skin. So basically, I only sell products that I use. =)
Khaye: What are the soaps that you offer?
Milef: We have Black Soap that lightens dark spots caused by sun exposure and pimple scars, the , Glutathione and Gluta Plus which has anti-aging and skin lightening ingredients, Oatmeal and Kojic with natural skin-whitening ingredients and Citrus, the soap loaded with Vitamin C for blemish-free and smooth-fair skin.
Khaye: I’ve tried your Kojic soap and I like it and it’s effective ha. =) I’ve also read how your clients rave about your soaps. Ang daming positive feedback sa Instagram! Why are your soaps so in demand?
Milef: I think the biggest factor is the price. I have the same supplier with our leading derm clinics here in the country. Direct ako sa kanila kaya mas mababa sa akin. Since the products are from the leading laboratories in the country, they are very safe and effective. =)
Khaye: Any advice to our fellow moms out there who are planning to start their own
Milef: To all the working mothers like me out there, lakasan lang ng loob. If you can put up a business, go for it! Be positive always and alongside, prioritize your family because they are more than anything and your role a mother and wife is priceless. =)
Khaye: Thank you so much, Milef! It’s amazing how you are able to balance your family and business life, congratulations! You are very inspiring!
Less is More 101 Giveaway!
I have a good news! This is the fun part! We’re raffling away a set of Less is More products so you get the chance to try them all. This includes 6 soaps (Kojic, Citrus, Black (grape seed soap), Oatmeal, Glutathione and Gluta Plus), 1 bottle of body bleaching scrub with papaya and 1 bottle of whitening lotion! This is open to all Philippine residents only. We will start accepting entries on tomorrow, March 10, and the last day of sending entries is on the 24th of this month. The winner will be announced on Shining Mom’s Facebook page on March 25! You can earn entries by entering the Rafflecopter widget below. Ready? =)