Meet Co-Founders Mandy Chen & May Wong
Linguabox Group is an online platform that offers personalized Mandarin and Cantonese language learning services. With 30 years of teaching experience, their personalized approach to teaching sets them apart from other online language tutoring services.
Their experienced native-speaking teachers are dedicated to helping each student meet their unique needs and learning styles, and their online classes make it convenient for students to learn from anywhere with an internet connection.
Linguabox’s focus is on helping students master complex languages like Mandarin in an effective and enjoyable way. The 5-star ratings from students and parents speak to the quality of their service and the success of their students.
What inspired you to start your own business?
As experienced educators with a deep-rooted passion for teaching, we firmly believe in imparting our love for learning to a wider student base. Our extensive teaching experience spanning over three decades has enabled us to refine our teaching methodology, which now forms the backbone of Linguabox. Our zeal for teaching has been the driving force behind the inception of Linguabox, as we endeavor to reach out to more students and support them on their Mandarin journey.
Is it tricky to balance work and home?
During the initial stages of our entrepreneurial journey, we were faced with multiple challenges that demanded a considerable amount of resilience and commitment to surmount. As co-founders and working parents, balancing the responsibilities of family, a full-time job, and managing a business proved to be particularly demanding. However, with the invaluable support and empathy of our loved ones, we were able to navigate some of these complexities and are making progress with achieving a suitable work-life balance.
What is the best part about being a Mompreneur?
As entrepreneurs and mothers, we have a distinct vantage point that has enabled us to cultivate a diverse and comprehensive skill set. Our background in parenting has instilled in us an exceptional capacity for love, empathy, and patience – all of which have proved indispensable in our interactions with the students and parents that Linguabox serves. Furthermore, as female entrepreneurs, we are proud to have established a welcoming and supportive environment for our employees, where they can thrive and achieve their full potential.
What are the 3 most important habits to be a successful entrepreneur?
To succeed as an entrepreneur, persistence, patience, and problem-solving skills are indispensable traits that cannot be underestimated. Persistence allows entrepreneurs to push through adversity and stay the course towards their goals, while patience enables them to navigate the unpredictable ups and downs of the business world with resilience and composure. And of course, the ability to problem-solve is critical, equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and mindset to overcome obstacles as they arise. By prioritizing these key habits, we have been able to achieve tremendous growth and success with Linguabox.
What’s that one piece of advice that you would give to those who are starting off?
Drawing on our experience as an entrepreneur, our advice to aspiring business owners would be to maintain persistence and resilience, even in the face of adversity. Although it may sound like a common refrain, the ability to persevere and remain committed to one’s goals is integral to success. Furthermore, we would emphasize the importance of a growth mindset, which embraces challenges and seeks opportunities for learning and improvement. With these qualities, entrepreneurs can navigate the many obstacles that arise along the path to success.
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