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Tips When Opening Your Own Candle Shop

Jun 11, 2008
Do you have a passion for everything candles, such as the beautiful scented candles that make any space feel warm and inviting or perhaps the beautiful hand dipped candles that are ornamental and functional? Have you considered opening up your own candle shop?

It is a great way to combine something that you are passionate about with the ability to have your own business. You can have your piece of the 'American Dream' and still have fun doing it at the same time.

So you have decided to open up your own candle shop and now you need to figure out what you are going to be selling. Will it be home decor candles or scented candles? Perhaps you will want to sell candle making supplies to those hobbyists who want to make their own candles.

Either way, you are going to need to start buying your candle making supplies in bulk if you want to make any money. Getting up the right amount of inventory is paramount to success in any business field.

Something you might want to consider, along with your candles, is teaching candle making classes if you are an experienced maker. This is a hobby that many people are picking up. If you sell the supplies on hand you will be able to charge for the classes and charge for the actual supplies that the people will need in order to make their own candles at home.

If resale is your goal, then you first need to find reputable dealers who sell candles that are specifically made for resale. One company that fits this description is The Yankee Candle Company. They offer a huge assortment of scented candles from which to choose.

You will want to keep a wide selection of candle sizes and scents. Some people prefer a votive candle, as opposed to a pillar candle. Yankee also makes car fresheners and tealight candles.

Owning your own candle shop is a great way to have your own business and be doing something that you love. You can sell your favorite scents and still be indulging in the hobby of making your own candles to sell to the public. Just make sure that you offer a wide enough assortment and scents to appeal to a wide customer base.

You should also make sure and advertise well so that the public knows that you are in business. Hopefully, your new venture will prove profitable and you will enjoy yourself.
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