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Joanne Kennard – Reaping the rewards of ‘jumping off a cliff’

What is your business and how did it start? Mums and Kids Enterprises started in 2005. The idea was to solve a problem I had with sheets, sheet bags and all the bits I had to remember to take to and from Childcare! This was the start of the Kozy Koala™ Sleepmat which is an all-in-one padded mat with attached sheet that folds into a pillow. We now have two brands Kozy Koala™ (www.kozykoala.com.au) and Kiddysac™ (www.kiddysac.com.au).  Kozy Koala™ has a range of new bedding solutions for children and the newly purchased Kiddysac™ range which are storage bags for busy little people and their treasures! What were the pitfalls? Not having local knowledge of where to find suppliers, manufacturers and retail outlets. Are you self-motivated? What inspires you? Yes, I am self motivated! I am up very early in the morning (around 5am) to start my day around 5.05am (that is enough time to put on my dressing gown and the jug for coffee!) I have owned my own businesses for over 12 years in …