We had the good fortune of connecting with KANDICE HOLMES and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi KANDICE, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
MY THOUGHT PROCESS CONSISTED OF WANTING TO DO SOMETHING THAT HAD NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN MY FAMILY, WANTING TO ACTUALLY LEAVE A MARK IN THIS WORLD THAT MY CHILDREN AND FUTURE GENERATIONS COULD BE PROUD OF. THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANYONE IN MY FAMILY WILLING TO GO AGAINST THE GRAIN ! SO I SAID HEY I WILL AND I DID !.

What should our readers know about your business?
I CREATED KANDY KORN STARCH AS A WAY TO HELP WOMEN OF COLOR WHO STUDIED THE PRACTICE OF CONSUMING CLAY, STARCH, DIRT ETC. THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR CENTURIES WHO DID NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS A MENTAL AND MINERAL DEFICIENCY I QUICKLY LEARNED THIS COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR EFFECT NOT ONLY WOMEN OF COLOR BUT MAY NATIONALITIES AS WELL MEN AND CHILDREN .

SO I SET OUT AND STUDIED THIS PROBLEM THAT WAS REEKING HAVOC ON COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD BUT THIS WAS ALSO A PERSONAL BATTLE I WAS FIGHTING SILENTLY. AFTER USING MYSELF AS A GENII PIG AND HEALING MYSELF I WANTED TO DO THIS FOR OTHERS AND BOOM! KANDY KORN STARCH WAS BORN!.

BUT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND I WANTED TO JUST GIVE UP SO MANY TIMES BUT MY PASSION FOR MY CRAFT WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO GIVE UP ON MYSELF I STARTED MY BUSINESS IN 2006 AND BY I HAD TO OVERCOME SO MANY CHALLENGES AND ONLY GOD SAW ME THROUGH IT NOTHING ELSE.

FAST FORWARD TO 2022 KANDY KORN STARCH BECAME THE # 1 SELLING CORNSTARCH BRAND ON AMAZON AND WALMART I BECAME THE FIRST BLACK OWNED ….WOMEN OWNED ….CORNSTARCH MANUFACTURING BRAND IN THE UNITED STATES ALL MAJOR STORE PICKED UP AND CARRIED MY PRODUCT I HAVE CONTRACTS WITH PEDIATRICIANS ,DOCTORS AND PSYCHOLOGIST ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO USE MY PRODUCT TO HELP HEAL THERE PATIENTS AND PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD USE MY PRODUCT AS A HEALING MECHANISM.

BUT THE TRUTH IS I FAILED 1000 TIMES LITERALLY BEFORE I GOT IT RIGHT! I HAVE LEARNED THAT EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS NEVER STOP EDUCATING YOURSELF. I WANT MY STORY TO INSPIRE OTHER WOMEN TO REACH FOR THE STARS AND TO KNOW IF YOU TRULY TRUST IN GOD AND YOU TRULY WANT SOMETHING YOU CAN HAVE IT , IT WONT BE EASY BUT NOTHING WORTH HAVING IS !

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
OK SO I AM A VEGAN TREE HUGGING YOGI ! THERE IS A VEGAN RESTAURANT CALLED HERBAN FIX VEGAN KITCHEN I LOVE THIS PLACE FOR GREAT VEGAN FOOD LOCATED ON THE INFAMOUS PEACHTREE STREET TAKING A LONG WALK ON THE BELTLINE AT OLD FORTH WARD SCROLL ON OVER TO BOTANICAL GARDENS FOR A NICE PICNIC AND LOCAL LIVE JAZZ AT PIEDMONT PARK! OR HANGING OUT IN THE NIGHT LIFE IF YOU VISIT ATLANTA YOU GOTTA GO TO SPONDIVITS FOR GREAT SEAFOOD AND DRINKS! DONT FORGET TO VISIT THE EYE OF ATLANTA AT CENTENNIAL PARK AND SUB ZERO ICE CREAM SHOP !

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
ALL THANKS TO GOD FIRST OR ALL WITHOUT HIM I AM NOTHING

THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY FOR HAVING MY BACK AND SUPPORTING ME, FOR MY LOVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER WHO SUPPORTS ME UNCONDITIONALLY. TO ALL OF THE WOMEN WHO CAME BEFORE ME TO PAVE THE WAY FOR ME TO THE STRIVE AND REACH MY GOALS IWHO LEAD BY EXAMPLE I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MYSELF FOR NOT GIVING UP ON ME WHEN EVERYONE ELSE DID.

Website: https://kandykornstarch.com/

Youtube: KANDY KORN STARCH

Other: WWW.KANDYKORNSTARCH.SHOP

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