Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Scott Carr, Owner of The Grondyke Soap Company, located in Raleigh, NC, USA.

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

We are the pioneer of Pheromone-infused Natural Men's Grooming Products. Our customers of men of all ages that want to amp up their social life with our proprietary Pheromone formulas.

Tell us about yourself

After a divorce late in life, I found myself in the dating game, and it was not an enjoyable process. However, I tried out some pheromone products, and everything changed. While watching "Fight Club" one night, I had the idea to infuse great soap with pheromone formulas. And the rest is history. My motivation is to create cool products that add fun to our customers' lives. My whole life has been about this business, and I am in love with it.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment was developing a product that men love and then a company with sustained growth so that I can continue to bring innovative Men's Grooming Products to a larger and larger audience.

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

The hardest things are the chaotic things that can occur. Damaged shipments, not enough raw materials to meet demand. But that is what business is. Solving the inevitable challenges that pop up.

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

  1. Choose a business that you would buy from.
  2. Listen to advice from people that have done it, but also trust your instincts. It's a balancing act.
  3. Make it work on a small scale, then scale at a speed you can handle.

Where can people find you and your business?


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