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Starting Your Own Candle Making Business

Updated on August 10, 2010

Starting Your Own Candle Making Business

If you enjoy candle making you may have thought about getting into it professionally. You can absolutely have a successful candle making business but you are going to need to be willing to work hard. This is a huge step to take in life but you can have a successful business if you are willing to put the time and effort into it. These are the few basic steps you are going to want to follow if you want to have your own candle making business.


The first step is to get all the little details out of the way. You need to come up with a name for your business for one thing, and this should be one of the most fun parts of starting your candle making business. There are so many little things like writing out a business plan, calling your state to find out what laws apply for small businesses and so on that you have to take care of before you can even think of selling your candles. Once you have all the legalities out of the way and your business is ready to go, you will want to focus on getting your supplies.


Look around all over the world either in person or more conveniently via the Internet, and take your time to find the best supplier. This is really going to pay off in the long run so you have a supplier you can go to for the long term. This will help make your purchasing records easier to keep track of and also you could get discounts in the future. If you build a lasting relationship with a few suppliers rather than buying from a whole bunch, you are likely to be able to get savings and discounts along the way.


Of course you want to find a good deal on your supplies but keep in mind that it will be more worth it to spend a bit more money to get better quality supplies. People do not want to pay a lot of money for things but they also do not want to buy something that is cheap. Having a website is essential in today’s day and age. Websites are a key part of any marketing plan and means that you will be bringing in that much more business.


Make sure you know what categories of items you want to offer to your customers so maybe paraffin wax candles, gel candles or a variety. Every business must have a market niche so they know who they are selling to and can then focus on advertising to that group of people. Use all the marketing tactics you can so maybe you want to put an ad in the newspaper or get a spot on the radio. The more people you let know about your business the more customers you will bring in.

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