Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in candle-making but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lequesa Kennedy, owner of Opulence Candle Co., located in Hempstead, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Opulence Candle Co. is a candle company founded in 2021. Opulence makes candles for the mind, body, and spirit. Our customers come from all over the world. Our candles are handmade and made with high-quality brand wax and fragrances as well as durable wicks. We aim for quality and satisfaction in our products.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a busy mother of 2, currently working on a doctorate as well as running my business. I’ve always been a candle lover, and having my own candle business has been a dream of mine for a while. I told myself after leaving a local candle store that I would make my dreams into reality, so I started researching everything about starting up a business; I put together a business plan, got all my legal resources squared away, and here I am now! What motivates me each day to do what I do is simply just having a passion for making candles and seeing how my customers enjoy my products.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is becoming an entrepreneur and growing my business. I knew I could make it work by starting up my business but didn’t realize that it would grow as it has with my customers and products. I really appreciate and give much respect to my repeat customers and the referrals for Opulence.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is dealing with unknowns because every day, you have challenges to face. Being a business owner is never predictable.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Go for it! Don’t hesitate! Make a plan!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Recognize your strength and weaknesses and continue to work on both!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Always believe in yourself. Don’t count yourself out!
Where can people find you and your business?
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