BELLEVILLE, Ont. (11/01/11)-- Jane Nicol owns The Village Shoppe and Bridal Salon on 286 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario. Nicol has owned the business since 1987 when she took it off her mother's hands. Nicol said she had wanted to take over the business but did not want it that early, but her mother's sickness made it necessary. Despite having to work many hours, the perks about having your own business, Nicol says, is that you have wonderful customers and make a lot of really great friendships.