Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Denise Woods, Owner of Blissful Awakening Soap and Candle Company, located in Lusby, MD, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We make all-natural and eco-friendly soap, candles, and body products.

Tell us about yourself

I started making soaps because I noticed the store soaps were breaking out my skin. I wanted something natural and sensitive for my skin, so I started making my own soap.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is creating my own body care products that are safe and all-natural.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The hardest thing about being a business owner is getting new customers to try my products. Most people are comfortable with what they have been using for years and will not try something new.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Be patient, Be persistent, and do not give up.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

All natural and Eco-friendly products are the best way to go.

Where can people find you and your business?


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