Happy Women's History Month! For the month of March, we want to spotlight some of the fantastic women entrepreneurs, and to start us off strong, we have created a list of the Talking Shop articles for women-owned businesses that we featured last October! Talking Shop is a project with the aim of sharing the stories of local business owners. Let's continue to appreciate, support, and acknowledge the wonderful women in our lives and in our community!

Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month with Talking Shop!

 

Talking Shop is a project to tell the stories of the local owners and entrepreneurs behind your favourite shopfronts, especially as we battle through these difficult times. Good friends, Metka and Michelle, want to give voice to entrepreneurs who are facing unique problems and finding themselves searching for solutions.

On the Talking Shop blog, you can find conversations with local small business owners and leaders and news from the industry. The aim of Talking Shop is to create a community of #supportlocal advocates.

In October 2020, we partnered with Talking Shop to help support their venture and the wonderful local businesses they were connecting with. To help celebrate Women’s History Month, we are looking back at the articles about women-run businesses that we also featured on our blog!

 

Amelia Lee Boutique

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“In July, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Khloe//Amelia Lee Boutique”. Khloe, owner of Amelia Lee boutique at Uptown and on Yates St, talks about the challenges and rewards of having not one but two ethical-sourced, west coast style stores.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

The Dancing Lily

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“In May, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Lili//The Dancing Lily”. Lili, owner of The Dancing Lily on Johnson St, talks about the highs and lows of owning a business during the pandemic.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

Duchess & Duke

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“In October, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Kasia // Duchess & Duke”. Kasia, the owner of Duchess & Duke Clothing on Government Street, talks about the high points and challenges of owning a consignment store.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

Mango’s Boutique

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“In July, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Nicole & James // Mango’s Boutique”. Nicole and James, owners of Mango’s Boutique on Johnson Street, talk about the challenges and rewards of owning a business and the effects of the pandemic on retail stores.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

The Natural Hair Salon

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“In August, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Natalie // The Natural Hair Salon”. Natalie, co-owner of The Natural Hair Salon on View Street, talks about the joys and challenges of running a hair salon in 2020.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

Open House

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“In June, Talking Shop posted the article, “In Conversation with Stephanie // Open House”. Stephanie, the owner of Open House on Johnson Street, talks about the joys and hardships of owning not one, but two businesses and about how important it is to support local right now.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

Pom Pom Boutique

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“In Talking Shop’s post “In Conversation with Natalie // Pom Pom Boutique,” Natalie, owner of Pom Pom Boutique, discusses her journey and the peaks and valleys of entrepreneurship with an authentic flare.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel for Talking Shop

 

Tout de Sweet Confections

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“Near the end of September, Talking Shop posted the article “In Conversation with Jeanette // Tout de Sweet.” Jeanette, owner of downtown Victoria’s adorable and delicious candy store on Store Street, talks about the sweet and bittersweet aspects of her experience as a candymaker and entrepreneur.”

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Photos by Michelle Ardiel for Talking Shop

 

Upcycle Clothing Collective

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“In August, Talking Shop posted “In Conversation with Mackenzie // Upcycle Clothing Collective“. In the article, one of the shop owners, Mackenzie, beautifully responds to questions about the shop, her background, style and fashion, lessons learned, navigating the new normal, and so much more.”

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Photo by Michelle Ardiel of Talking Shop

 

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