Our second installment in the mompreneur series is an interview with Narda Simpson, President of Oyaco Products. Narda, who continues to run the company today, is an inspiration to Mompreneur’s everywhere. Building a company from an idea drawn up at their kitchen table into a national success story is something many entrepreneurs will do only in their wildest dreams.
What was the inspiration for Oyaco?
Where did the company name come from?
The word Oyaco (o-ya-co) was derived by combining the Japanese word “oya” meaning “parent” and a modified version of the word “ko” which translates to “child”.
What was the biggest challenge you had becoming a mompreneur?
What advice would you give to other mother’s looking to start their own business?
Thank you to Narda for inspiring us all to take advantage of an opportunity when it comes your way and being honest about how hard being a mompreneur truly is.