I have wanted to start my own candle business for years.
The issue is that I have had no place to work.
Making candles in my own home was horrible. The different scents would get into my ductwork and the whole house would reek. My husband would complain of a headache and constantly would bother me when I was working. I started making enough money that I could afford looking for a workspace. I did not want to pay for a giant building though. I wanted a simple office space where I could create. I hunted around the Northland area for an office space to rent. Oddly enough, business space for rent in Northland is quite easy with this one company. I found them online and they offer a giant building with many rental units in it. It is like a loft style of office you can rent out per month. I could buy as many units as I wanted too. Major businesses rent out the office spaces. Since I am a one woman operation, I only rented out one office space. It is just perfect for me though. The drive to my office is under ten minutes and there is plenty of parking. My office space was wide open when I first got into it. Now all my materials for making candles and packaging candles are in the space. I can create, box and ship all the candles much easier. There are no distractions and nobody cares about the smells. I even had a few neighboring businesses ask about my candles.