Mamapreneur: Bentley James Kids

Today we have Becca from Bentley James Kids sharing about her first year in business as a mama of two.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I love to sew and could literally spend all my time doing it! I am also starting to gardening.  I spend most of my time with my family and volunteering at my church.  

What inspired you to start your shop/business?

I was inspired once I had my daughter a year and a half ago. I've never liked all the super girly clothes in most retail shops, so I took it upon myself to make her some funky and trendy clothes myself, which then turned into a business!  I also wanted to give back to a pro-life ministry, starting my clothing line gave me a perfect outlet and voice for the work I am so passionate about (you can go read my personal story, here).

What’s your favourite part about running your own business?

It is a challenge and I like challenges.  It also gives me a creative outlet.  I work in the fashion industry on a corporate level but more in the sourcing/product development field so my business allows me to design.  

What’s the hardest part about running your own business?

Keeping up with orders while working an 8-5 job and having two kids has been the hardest part. I also find it tough to keep up with the books and taxes, but that's what my husband is for!

What’s it like being an entrepreneur and a mother?

It's both rewarding and difficult at times.  Sometimes I find it hard to figure out when to stop and when to start.  I am still figuring out the work/home life balance.

Where do you see your business in five years time?

I see my business really taking off.  I would like to be available in stores, so getting into that market in the near future is definitely one of my focuses.  I would also love to eventually open up my own store where I carry my line but also sell clothes from other small businesses.

You can visit their website, here.

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