Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sonie Bryant, Founder of Hippie Hoochiemama, LLC., located in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Hippie Hoochiemama was created to celebrate others and heal the world through aromatherapy healing. I create Highly Scented, and Luxurious Beeswax aroma melts for every mood. Created 100% for you, each scent has a unique name that reflects you, gifting you the confidence to accept all the things that make you... YOU! I pride myself on exceeding expectations when it comes to quality + love. Crafted with the highest quality beeswax, we're waving "buh bye" to chemicals and toxins because beeswax is the Eco-friendly choice! It's known to purify the air in your home, eliminating dust, mold, and unpleasant odors. One sniff of a Hippie Hoochiemama beeswax aroma melt is all it takes to transform your space, better your mindset, and live luxuriously.
Beeswax aroma melts for you, for every mood, whether that's a Hippie today or a Hoochiemama yesterday!
Tell us about yourself
I was tired of hovering over candles just to smell them and even more fed up with throwing away my money on bad wax products. When I first started my business, I was making candles and wax melts on the side and as your demand for wax melts grew, so did my passion for creating them! I stay motivated by knowing that I've created a unique brand that everyone who shops with me can see themselves in. I offer a product that people use every single day, and seeing customers return multiple times lets me know that I'm doing it right and keeping going!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is celebrating one year in business. Year one is full of learning, failing, trying again, researching, finding your place in the market, discovering your audience, and most importantly, consistency! Believing in myself, my products, my creativity, and the uniqueness of my business has been so rewarding and has opened many opportunities for growth and success.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It was too easy to compare my new business to established businesses and wonder what I was doing wrong. Wondering how the heck I got ten sales one week and none the following week or two is really something that took time to come to terms with until I realized that it's normal with any new business. I also struggled to learn where, when, and how to productively invest in my business and ask for help.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- You can't do it alone. Don't be afraid to seek help and invest money into your business.
- Do something you are genuinely passionate about so it won't feel like work.
- Be yourself and never compare yourself, the growth of your business, or your services to another.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
There's so much more than meets the eye once you treat yourself to the Hippie Hoochiemama Experience! My Beeswax Melts pull their weight and never disappoint when it comes to knocking out a bad stench and making your house feel like home. If self-care is important to you, then make some room on your shelves and choose Hippie Hoochiemama Beeswax melts, where your experience is just as important as our quality. You deserve it!
Where can people find you and your business?
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