I started a business with a baby: Melinda Holohan of eleventyone Limited

Tell us a little about your business

I’ve always wanted to start on my own but never really had the opportunity or an idea that I thought was worthwhile. But in late summer 2009 the pieces fell into place and I started my company called eleventyone Limited, which focuses on developing practical and useful products for the children’s market. I initially came up with a product that I eventually had to put on hold due to development issues, but almost simultaneously I invented and designed a new educational toy calendar called Circa that helps children understand the concept of the calendar in a more intuitive and tactile way. I have a third product in development and the plan is for Circa to hopefully pay for costs towards that product. Continue reading “I started a business with a baby: Melinda Holohan of eleventyone Limited”

Mumpreneur Louise Guinda is on TV!

Business Plus Baby guest blogger Louise Guinda is on TV! Louise is the inventor of the Safe Dreams breathable cot wrap and she was being interviewed on Scottish national TV as part of a report on getting advice from Business Gateway. You can see Louise talking about Safe Dreams here.

It’s great to see a business mum on television – Louise says she’s already had lots of extra orders after mums saw her on the show.