Fashion Store Owner Jan Patu Promotes the Plunge

The owner of a fashion boutique in Australia’s biggest outback city, Kalgoorlie, New Zealander Jan Patu has urged people dreaming of starting their own business to take the plunge, saying it is worth the risk, Jarrod Lucas reports for ABC News.

Patu started her small business in May last year at the height of the pandemic, opening her doors two days before Mother’s Day, Lucas writes.

It was a fitting start date, with the 63-year-old saying it was her mother’s dying wish in 2019 that her daughter finally pursue her dream of “opening a frock shop”.

“I think people procrastinate too much. If you’ve got a passion or you’ve got a love for something just get out and give it a go,” Patu said.

Her store, Rad & Rose Boutique, was the winner of the Start Up Business category at the recent Goldfields Business Awards.

Original article by Jarrod Lucas, ABC News, September 13, 2021.

Photo by Jarrod Lucas.


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