Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Crystal Ortiz, Owner of Waxery, located in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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

Candle-making classes. My customers are mainly 21 or older. I do offer classes to teens and young adults.

Tell us about yourself

I was looking to open it for adults so that they could have a great time doing something fun. I think the biggest thing that motivates me is meeting amazing people every day that I have a class.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being open through the pandemic and still making it and growing every day.

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

Having to make sure everything is ordered, so Waxery is never backed up.

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

  1. Do your research.
  2. Trust the process.
  3. Make sure you have enough supply.

Where can people find you and your business?


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