In this feature series, I briefly introduce some fabulous entrepreneurial ladies – a fun snapshot of the lady behind the business.
Chhin Lee of Little Monkey
Describe your business in 25 words or less?
Hong Kong’s first directory of searchable and reviewable child-
friendly facilities to make the going out experience for parents
Where did you live and what did you work at before you came to
I’ve lived all over the world from Vietnam to several cities in the US
before we came to Hong Kong 7 years ago.
I worked in financial services before going on sabbatical and Little Monkey was born.
Do you remember the first time you made a sale?
For me, the success of Little Monkey was the messages and emails
from parents telling me how Little Monkey had helped them that day as they struggled to find a place to take their little ones for breastfeeding,
changing, or just a last minute change of plan for a place to play.
As a home business, where’s the strangest place you’ve taken a
On the MTR.
Unfortunately, sometime timing is not the best to
predict, especially when you’re out and about running errands.
What would you say is the worst idea you’ve ever had when it
comes to your business?
The worst idea was self-doubt about starting Little Monkey because there was no actual products to begin with.
Then I realised the website would help other parents, like I needed it, so I went ahead and did it anyway.
What do your kids think about their Mom being an entrepreneur?
At 3 years old, I don’t think she knows what an entrepreneur is but
she is happy that I get to spend time with her during the day
while taking her out to do research, visiting child friendly places.
I do my work at night or when she’s at school.
Tell us one interesting thing about you that most people may not know.
I (with my sister and brother) was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Chinese parents that survived the Cambodian Genocide.
So that was an interesting upbringing!
What would be your karaoke song of choice?
Too many to list as I love Karaoke!
Depending on my mood, I would sing “Impossible” by Shontelle or “Halo” by Beyonce.
What a fabulous resource for Mums – especially helpful for Mums new to Hong Kong I think. Well done Chhin Lee!
So ladies, if Chhin Lee can do it, so can you. If you have always wanted to run your own business – Go for It, take that next step!
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