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Imagine getting an investment with the potential to take your business off the ground then getting life changing news just months later Tiffany -- -- went through just that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But that didn't stop her product even the elephant from reaching 101000 stores and recently surpassing one million dollars in retail sales.
Well you started your career out helping special needs children to how to inform your business model once you've got the ball rolling in appeared on shark taking got -- Well I thought -- everyday struggles that these children -- not just special needs of mainstream children and I couldn't understand why there was eight school make it much easier on them.
I hated to watch them struggle and figured asked me something out there that can make -- -- for children and their weapon you know I made it back up.
And then three months leader you are sadly diagnosed with thyroid cancer right after getting -- -- -- -- how to do the will to keep going.
Well it's in the middle of the happy -- -- I just received this investment I was going to be during this visit I knew nothing about so I was kind of in the thick of fat.
And out being diagnosed I kind of had a choice you know at that point it hit me very hard that.
I probably needed to walk away from this business because it is so much stress but.
That these kids needed me that says this product made their little faces light up and really help -- and it was something that I then understood so much more with your -- -- -- absolutely and so you went through treatment and now our cancer friends.
And now you're making your products greener than -- -- in the past and that that have some do you do with your diagnosis and can't have the treatment.
Yes it we met all of the down -- air permits for their primes of course for children's product that.
Once I was diagnosed I started researching a lot of products from plastics and things like that and I just want to take it -- that step beyond.
You know of course it's safe now but -- I want it to be made out of as green of the materials -- -- -- we found a wonderful company to work wet.
-- -- -- -- -- Asked -- -- and they -- to make children's product that I haven't Europe so it worked alongside them after you've got these investments from shark tank that didn't mean the whole path was -- for you so I didn't really don't knock down on doors and -- your product market.
Largely on your own right right right.
Yeah and that's misconception I think because you found an investor or because -- on TV that.
Your products out without the parents not the case yes I went -- -- that idea I'm glad to completely.
Launch the product and then I had to do all the marketing and meeting with all the buyers because start -- don't come hunting people down of course not you know not even -- girders of the world.
Get phone calls from -- just because they're upset they have to still -- it and have the -- meetings and unfortunately harbored an avenue that's connections just because she's not an accident that -- -- she hadn't been exactly right in the real estate world that -- Not so much the reach our of them I still had to be down all of those stores to get around now.
You're a mom entrepreneur or a mom for -- I think they're all still -- Some of the biggest misconceptions about mom entrepreneurs to think that may not taken as seriously sometimes.
Probably yeah we should be taken more seriously because I remember when I was going through -- My treatment and I have my daughter she was about six months at the time -- ever started that answered very.
It's just extremely ethical and what people don't understand this that you're still running a full business of course you know it's it it may seem like a joke to them but it it's a company -- -- not just a product it's a full.
Business all aspects that I.
And I am Winger like me you don't have a partner -- -- -- have a working partner down.
You're having to do all that.
You're out you're really -- woman show re act when you want to do this by imam who exactly I hit after the accident going -- of course of course and you are in the medical device and -- and what's coming down the pike is of course Obama can't.
Everyone's concerned about it will you be impacted at all by the laws a small business owner especially in the medical device area.
Thankfully we will not.
Because we're sending we're selling to the end user -- we will not be taxed on that -- that companies are selling to directly to hospitals directly to insurance companies now we go to south to a hospital which we may do in the future.
We will be -- -- right so here's even the elegant you wanna show me -- she works excellently.
It's just a standard copper bullet -- had Phillip medication.
At the back and and it really lots and that the market holding easily.
And most of -- as small they -- have -- ears and her hand yeah.
Had it in -- -- which you know they get out of everything happen it just just dispense the medication at that point.
But it's not a toddler what you do as you press the button.
And 123 -- -- my class a and then you sleep medication and that she says good job to them that here.
You wouldn't tell me about how your news product works yes it is -- -- -- for children says that when you're traveling or there.
Tired and second they're sleeping at night you can check your temperature without bothering.
This is our 8000 stickers -- little -- and this is your daughter and I am about -- -- -- -- I made that.
If they went in and available seat that we practice book thicker on their forehead.
-- temperature they have at that time of glass end is -- now.
Because well it's actually going up to nine an indication that predator and got a little Peterson may go where you can -- and that -- -- and that -- that does -- at the next one is going -- the temperature back.
It's great that that they get out that that I want a lot when therefore you're gonna get the feedback -- that I without.
Yeah easier than making them stop and take their temperature -- yes treat wolf thank you so much for coming -- -- now about thank you fragment from -- aren't.
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