Name of Business: Flesh Lingerie Boutique
Location: 1060 Hamilton Street in Yaletown
Years in Business: 1.5 years
What motivated you to start your business?
I was always on a hunt to find bras that fit me and my unique size. While doing so I saw a gap in the market. Young women didn’t have a place to go that offered lingerie that was unique, pretty and sexy.
What do you love most about it? Least?
Freedom, I can run my business the way that I want to
The one negative thing is it that I never really leave work. When I go home at night I don’t stop working.
How did having confidence in yourself and your business idea play a role in starting your business?
Need to be confident in yourself and your abilities…self conflicted…it’s going to be success, know what you’re doing and it s the right thing. Customers lack confidence. Learn to come to terms with my own body and take it for what it is. Knowing that nobody is perfect. I have to be helpful while showing vulnerability.
What do you do to keep yourself motivated?
Work hard, want to be successful. I need to take car of my 2 dogs and pay for my condo on my own. I continue working hard and pushing myself so that I can have success in my business and have everything I dream of when I was younger. I think it’s important to be self sufficient and be successful on my own because of my own hard work.
What's 1 really important thing you’ve learned along the way?
To listen to other people. There’s nothing wrong with listening to other people and taking their advice.
What would you recommend to any women that might be thinking about starting their own business?
Believe in yourself. Go out and try. Too many people are too afraid that they are going to fail. But you won’t know unless you try.