Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in candle-making but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kashmier S., Owner of Chix with Wicks, located in Oakland Park, FL USA.

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

I hand craft body butter, wax melts, sugar scrubs, beard butter, and candles! My customer base is ANYONE that wants to treat themselves after a long week 💜 anyone that needs some self-care and soft skin. Anyone that deserves something nice. My products are baby-friendly and every other step in life that you're in.

Tell us about yourself

What motivates me is my family. I have two daughters. A teenager and a one-year-old (yup, I am crazy lol), I use my body butter for both of their skin types. Especially with my little one crawling everywhere, she can use the extra moisturizer on her little knees. My teenager loves the sugar scrubs, especially before she shaves, and the body butter for the smooth finish. (And, of course, to smell amazing). Then my amazing husband benefits from the beard butter. He works so hard with rough materials his beard NEEDS extra love and care. No one wants to kiss a face with rough hair on it (ew), so I definitely benefited from him using it.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Finally getting started! Took me a while to finally do it, and I can't be happier.

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

Getting customs to check out my products. Much easier to keep 'em when I get 'em, but it's definitely tough drawing in the attention.

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

  1. Do it! Buy the stuff you need and do it!
  2. Don't give up.
  3. Advertising is everything! Word of mouth is everything!

Where can people find you and your business?


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solo or small business entrepreneur that you'd like to share, then please answer these interview questions. We'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

Turn your craft into recurring revenue with Subkit. Start your subscription offering in minutes and supercharge it with growth levers. Get early access here.