Dannielle Michaels and Monique Filer had no experience in manufacturing when they came up with idea of the first B.Box diaper wallet. But they didn’t let it stop them,
“We were so inexperienced on manufacturing that we didn’t know what to listen to and who to trust,” Monique said.
“The designers said something, the manufacturer wanted something else, and we had no idea and that was really tough.”
After getting over those hurdles, the pair say their strong partnership has helped them get through the ups and downs of running a business.
“We both challenge each other but we don’t take it personally,” Dannielle said.
“I think once I told you that you could take the business and shove it - and that was a low point but it then became a high point because we worked through some demons.”
“But I’m really proud of the partnership that we have, because you don’t get to make unilateral decisions when you have a partner, and that leads us to a better outcome.”