2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? I met my friend Cindy Stroupe when we worked together about 7 years ago. My motivation occurred after my conversation with Cindy. Cindy told me she made handcrafted soaps and I knew the soaps in the store irritated my skin. After using her handcrafted soaps I was sold. So smooth, fresh, and the scents were awesome. Since I work I knew my coworkers were looking for natural products for skin and good smelling items for their homes. Cindy makes an anti-bacterial soap for acne and our customers love it. Also I promote and sell handcrafted purses, wallets, baby blankets, curtains and more made by Venessa Shoup. Venessa made me a purse and the rest is history. People love the handcrafted purses. They can be washed and are 98% cotton. By schooling, I have a marketing degree and love to talk to people. I knew these items could sell well. Together Cindy and Venessa make the handcrafted items and I sell. Also I market by word of mouth and established the facebook page. So totally we have been in business for seven years.
3. What products do you make and sell? Handcrafted candles, soaps, purses, wallets, baby blankets, curtains. There are other items on my facebook page that is not handcrafted, oil burners and plug ins, but many our customers love the oils from Natures Garden for their burners. Also I use designer oils along with the bottles to make body spritzers.
4. What are your business goals? I currently work and this is a home base business I would love to have a small shop myself or collaborate with someone to put the items in their store.
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/dwisecarverscott