My name is Mavis and the brain behind Twinnies Mothercare. I am chartered accountant by profession who works as a Finance and Administrative Manager with Continent Tours Ltd in Osu, Accra. I hold an MBA in Finance and BSc in Accounting. I am a noble wife and a mother of three (3) wonderful kids
I officially started Twinnies Mothercare Shop on the stretch of sunkwa street, adjacent Tasty Jerk Restaurant in Osu, a year ago. Let me take you on the journey to how it all began. After I had my first boy it was difficult to get good toys on a budget.
A good friend directed me to Lapaz and upon reaching there I got lovely play materials and ended up bargaining for clothes too. I however sold some of the clothes to a friend who was impressed by the quality and how affordable they were. He therefore requested for more. There, I saw the need to add a commission before selling them, hence turning it into a business.
I identified my target audience and how to penetrate the market, upon making my business analysis, however I decided to sell to a few friends and family with kids to see how the business would go. I managed to save 1000 dollars and asked a friend in America to help me with my first consignment. Upon the arrival of my second consignment, I registered the business, rented a space and arranged the items to look appealing and pleasant.
Since I have a full time job, I employed a salesperson, who to resigned two months later with the excuse that sales was not booming as expected. I had to close the shop till I got a new sales person. Unfortunately, my landlady didn’t renew my rent after the first year ended. I decided to pack everything and manage the business from home. I was frustrated about the progress of the business and confused as to what to do. My money was in debt to customers who were yet to pay for items purchased. With no salesperson and no knowledge of how to operate online, I was lot. But I knew I had to start from somewhere.
Through some suggestions from friends and family, as well as discussions and webinars, I was able to create a contact list. This was my starting point and it helped me through the pandemic. Through covid-19 I learnt a big lesson and discovered potentials, I never knew I had. I ventured into the sale of PPE’s of the pandemic to sustain my business
I always encouraged myself with the word of God and I made it a point not to give up on the business. Rather, I was encouraged by my competitors to dream big and with my faith in God I knew He will see me through.
I love to be surrounded by positive thinkers and people who help me discover my hidden potentials. I also love opportunities which will enable me to discover new things.
At Twinnies Mothercare, we say ” Our Customers are our priority “
To learn more about Mavis’ business follow her page on Instagram at TwinniesMotherCare or call her on 0559660207. Locate them at Nungua around Sango Beach Resort.