Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tawny Roberts, Owner of Moon Spirit Candles, located in Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I own an all-natural candle and body product company. Most of my customers are women between the ages of 26-64.
Tell us about yourself
I started my company after my son was born. He was always sick, had chronic ear infections, and was put on 9 strands of antibiotics until he was one year old. I needed a different approach. I strictly switched over to essential oils, and everything changed. I expanded my learning into candles and products we use on our skin every day. I evolved my business into healthy, natural household and body products, only using clean products and natural essential oils.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
It's all an accomplishment. Creating a successful business is very rewarding. Just knowing the people like something you've created is humbling and very rewarding.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Staying consistent. Growing a business takes a lot of dedication and consistency, and sometimes that can be challenging.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Keep it minimal. You may have a TON of ideas, stick to one or two and perfect them. When you have too many things going at once and can be hard to stay focused on one thing or perfect one thing.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Stick with it; it doesn't happen overnight, don't get discouraged. If you love it and you are passionate, it will come through in your work; just stick with it.
Where can people find you and your business?
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