Many women have to face stiff prejudice when they venture into the world of entrepreneurship. The discrimination can become worse for mothers who choose to balance starting their own business with working for a growing family. Stephanie Caballero-Martin saw all these circumstances and chose to perceive them as an opportunity to venture off the beaten track and prove the naysayers wrong.
“I am very blessed to call myself a mompreneur,” Stephanie admits. “When my family and I decided that we wanted to venture into the world of entrepreneurship, my life and the many hats I wear took on a different meaning. Being a mompreneur is a blessing because I can spend more time with our son at home as opposed to being away in an office.”
Stephanie is one half of the husband-and-wife team that runs Tranquil Store, a CBD brand focused on helping people overcome a range of health disorders ranging from anxiety to physical pain.
“For a long time, I have suffered from severe menstrual cramps,” Stephanie narrates on the origin of her business. “I was told after having children it will get easier to manage. That was certainly not the case for me after having our son. My symptoms became more unbearable. I started doing more of my research. Eventually, I discovered that many women with conditions similar to mine were using CBD to help ease their menstrual symptoms. This was a big part of the blueprint when we decided to start Tranquil Store because I wanted to ensure women were accounted for when we were choosing our products.”
Admittedly, running a booming business can be challenging when you have a toddler to raise as well as Stephanie does. However, she has found that having a support system can make it infinitely more manageable.
“Before I met my husband, I was nervous at the thought of owning a business,” Stephanie says. “I believed the market was too saturated, and the thought of stepping outside the norm was unreachable for me, but with his encouragement and support, I don’t hesitate anymore about business ventures. I now believe that it is better to try and fail than never to try at all.”
Under the joint leadership of Stephanie and her husband/business partner, Tranquil Store is set to continue to grow to sky-high heights.