Today's Entrepreneur: Christina Grushkin

Kristin Karaoglu · June 22, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 Mistake: Not sure yet, as I'm still learning

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Today's Entrepreneur is Christina Grushkin, founder and owner of The Ladybug and Bean, LLC.  According to her VEQ, Angelica is a good at , product management, project development and  marketing management.

I am: A Momtrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
The Ladybug and Bean

Name startups you worked for:
Offerpal Media

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
My daughters inspired me to become a momtrepreneur!

List your favorite startups:
Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Zynga, Etsy, Sweet Lucies Ice Cream and Treats

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The most rewarding thing about my job is that I am able to raise my two children full time, while staying
creative and utilizing my past skills to build my business. Frustrating!? Gaining AWARENESS! Others....get followers, educating consumers about the product, and figuring out how to use social media effectively.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not sure yet, as I'm still learning.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
You get very little sleep, I don't mind making mistakes anymore because I've learned a lot and can "perfect" the product, things don't move as fast as I expected.

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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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The Ladybug and Bean is an online boutique featuring the Original Criblanket {blanket is multifunctional + chic in design}. Our target audience are gift givers looking for a special baby shower gift, or for a mother-to-be that will appreciate a unique/multifunctional baby item.

* All products are 100% handmade
* One of a kind! The Original Criblanket is multifunctional {can be used as a swaddle, stay in place crib blanket, tummy time flat blanket, secure stroller blanket, breastfeeding cover up}. Each blanket is packaged with a matching burp cloth and a pair of infant no-scratch mittens.


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