Joining us today are Jane Molina and Joy Williams, Co-Founders of Covenant Partners, LLC, and Ninni Co., an online baby product company. Jane and Joy are not strangers to entrepreneurship after running a successful HVAC business. Six years ago, the sisters started an extraordinary mission to create the first truly, ‘breast-like’ pacifier.
In this episode:
Jane and Joy talk about their extensive and exciting education careers and early work experiences. After many adventures, both ladies ended up back in St. Louis, working in their Father’s HVAC business. Jane says that entrepreneurial thinking to her means to have a passion for something and to go at it with all that you’ve got until you show up on the other side.
Jane and Joy explain their journey and the realization that brought them to their newest business venture, NinniCo.com. Jane says that by child number 5 between the two of them, a fear of her baby successfully weaning off of her natural breast causing confusion and the lack of a breast-like pacifier on the market, once again sparked her inner entrepreneur.
Joy says that entrepreneurial thinking to her means pursuing your dreams and not letting people put parameters on what you have to do in this life.
Jane and Joy discuss their inner fight between staying in the HVAC business or venturing out to create a legacy of their own. They talk about the many different steps they had to take from hiring an attorney to patent searches, to creating and testing their product.
Jane and Joy tell us about what stage their business is currently in. Jane offers her advice and tells other entrepreneurs, creators, and inventors to never ever give up on your product or invention. Jane tells us that it took four times to submit their product before finally being accepted as a patentable product, so if you believe in it, GO FOR IT!