Blushing Designs Inc. / Blushing Boutique – Shelley Klassen
Name of Business: Blushing Designs Inc./ Blushing Boutique
Location: 579 Richards St.
Years in Business: 10 years wholesale, 2.5 years retail
What motivated you to start your business?
I had a passion to design and make beautiful clothing.
What do you like most about it?
The creative process of playing with fabric and the end result of making women happy.
What do you like least?
The logistics, endless detailed paperwork to ensure proper production and manufacturing.
How did having confidence in yourself and your business idea play a role in starting your business?
You have to believe in yourself to move toward your dreams. Know that anything is possible if you dare to dream it and the only person propelling you in that direction or getting in the way, is you. I believe in the Law of Attraction and if you focus on negative things about yourself or anything in your life, nothing good will come of it. If you have faith in yourself and focus on the good, good things will come your way. You are the creator of your own destiny.
What do you do to keep yourself motivated?
I surround myself with positive people. I meditate and spend quality time with my young son and husband. I appreciate the good things in my life and draw inspiration from them.
What’s 1 really important thing you’ve learned along the way?
Realize there is always a solution to every problem. Don’t get too down when things get stressful. Persevere and know that it will get better and you will survive it. Stay organized and follow a detailed business plan.
What would you recommend to any women that might be thinking about starting their own business?
Spend time imagining what it would be like doing what you love. Imagine it being stimulating, successful and rewarding. Believe in yourself first and foremost. Know that you have it in you to do it and go for it!