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The Dream Candles Story

Posted by Dee Dunworth on 16 January 2016

The Dream Journey so far............

It's my Birthday month and I thought I would share a little about the Dream Candles story, some of you may have heard this before so I apologise to those who have.  

As a lot of business's begin, this one was born through passion for a product and an opportunity via a redundancy which allowed me an opportunity to change my career path.  Prior to being a Candle Maker (Chandler) I worked in a very different environment. I was a an Administrator, working in Business Finance, so a fairly large leap away from being a Chandler.

The downturn in the world economy and particularly in the town of Mackay where I live led to me having my position being made redundant and after six long months of being unemployed, bored and going a little (lot) crazy, I used money I was given for Christmas to purchase a Candle Making Kit.  I then spent months devouring every piece of information about the art of Candle Making and even today I continue to researching and learn.   

I found I really enjoyed making beautifully fragranced Candles and liked the challenges that come with this business, so I decided I would keep making candles until I got a job.  I kept applying for work but the job never came and here I am two years on continuing to make Candles and what a fantastic ride it has been so far......  

Setting up a Facebook Business page and learning the challenges of running and marketing a business on a Social Media platform which has been both interesting and challenging.  I have chosen to work with Business Coaches to learn about building, running and growing a business and without their support and wonderful knowledge I would not still be operating and growing and I definately wouldn't be who I am now.  I have grown, added additional products to my range and designed Custom products and labels specifically for my Customers. I have blended my own signature fragrances and continually learn about fragrances so I can do more. 

I have run my own market stall, and attended events selling my Candles. I have enjoyed designing unique products to celebrate special for people.  In November I launched my Website so I can continue to grow my Online prescence and in the later half of last year I began running Candle Making Workshops which have been fun and a huge success. 

Phew and tha's just a brief overview of Dream Candles, and I look toward the future and know this business will continue to grow and evolve and I will enjoy the path that it takes me down and the experiences it teaches me on the way. 

Again thank to my supporters, customers and all who have helped me on my way to here... 

 

 

Author: Dee Dunworth
About: Dee started her business in 2013 when luck met with opportunity, and allowed her the time to change careers from Business Finance Administration to become a Chandler (Candle Maker) where she was able to pursue her passion and create beautifully fragranced Custom handmade and Readymade Candles.
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