Oby Igodan is proof that any woman can spot a lucrative business opportunity
We are inspired by Oby Igodan. the Founder of Home Also Crèche & Daycare and Managing Partner at VIL Consulting. Combining a part time job with her passion for childcare has not been an easy journey yet, Oby’s persistence is proof that anything is achievable if you’re able to conceive it in your mind.
Oby decided to start a creche business when she realized that the facilities available to her children in their early years didn’t provide the feel of a home environment that she wanted them to have. She discovered that a lot of the creche facilities available were simply running a business and had little or no consideration for the unique needs of young children.
After identify this problem, Oby was confident she could provide a solution by starting her own creche. It wasn’t all joy as it took her a lot to convince family members to surrender the living room space for this purpose. She also had trouble finding the right staff and training them when no child had been admitted to the creche yet.
Today, the story is different. Home Also is thriving and Oby has been able to find the right blend between her passion and her job. She takes pride in the fact that parents trust the team at Home Alone to guard their children.
Oby is currently looking to expand into a pre-school to cater to older kids who love it at the crèche and ensure continuity.
Her foremost advice to anyone who wants to start a creche is to have passion for the job and the required aptitude for the business.