Happy Small Business Saturday! Well, one of them. I'm pretty sure it's so unofficial that it's celebrated every Saturday in November, depending on who you ask.
You can use code XMAS16 at 30+ small businesses worldwide--there are shops from the US, UK, Canada, and France participating in this year's sale! Read on for a little interview I did with one of the shops.
Introduce yourself! Tell us your name and a little about your shop.
Ashley Egan. We make handmade soy candles inspired by the geeky, nerdy, freaky, & passionate things in life from comics to books to TV & beyond! We hope to expand to include bath and beauty products soon!
How did you come up with your shop name?
I'm learning French and have always loved the language, so I thought it would be a unique and elegant way of making our shop stand out.
You're at Starbucks. What do you order?
If it's Autumn then a Pumpkin Spice Frappe. If it's not Autumn, a Caramel Frappe (or any Frappe really).
Okay, so you're crafting. What do you have playing in the background?
We put our Pandora account on shuffle and get a wide mix of music but mostly classic to modern rock. Sometimes we'll watch TV or a movie depending on our mood.
What's your go-to snack to munch on while you work?
What's your favorite geeky product to make and why?
Our "Want To Play A Game?" candle, because the marbleization process is beautiful to watch (but messy).
What are you looking forward to the most for your business?
We are a very new shop, so we are mainly looking forward to building our following, making more sales, and expanding our product line.