Lorna Ketler of Bodacious Clothing in downtown Victoria shares her experiences as a business owner for over 20 years, talking about her motivation, passion, and advice for other business owners as part of our series for International Women's Day and Women's History Month 2020.
Twenty years of Bodacious business
My business, Bodacious Victoria, provides fun, funky, and quality fashions in sizes up to 3X.
It’s been my life’s passion to create an environment which is safe, fun and celebratory for women to shop for fashions that create and honour their own style.
Bodacious is celebrating 20 years of business this year – many of those years in Vancouver. We happily moved the business to Victoria three years ago as a family decision to be closer to my in-laws.
Helping women honour their style
I believe that all people and, in my situation, all women, deserve to have clothing choices in a variety of styles and sizes. Lack of choices or options in a range of sizes can limit how we feel about and in our bodies.
If they have a choice, they can create their own style and feel beautiful and strong in the world.
Words of wisdom for other business owners
Entrepreneurship is HARD! And fulfilling and rewarding and HARD! Surround yourself with a strong support team.