Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ruvarashe Mukelabai, Founder and CEO of The Scent Spot LLC., located in Greensboro, NC, USA.

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

I have a scented goods business that provides high-quality, fragranced soy candles, soy wax melts, long-lasting car fresheners, and more. Such to the point where my products intrigue the senses with persuasive aromas. Each item is handmade and poured with love. During the process, items are made with chemical and toxin-free quality fragrance oils to ensure that each customer receives products with long-lasting fragrances and burn or melt times compared to the average. My customers are individuals eighteen and above.

Tell us about yourself

I first started working on my business during the pandemic. I started off using a kit to see if I enjoyed candle-making and fell in love with the art of it. Coming up with new products to create for people motivates me each day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Getting a wholesale order with 200 candles was my biggest accomplishment as a business owner thus far.

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

Doing everything alone as a small business owner is one the hardest things that comes with being a business owner.

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

  1. Do your research.
  2. Test the products out yourself.
  3. Make sure you attend pop-up shops to gain exposure.

Where can people find you and your business?


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