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

Hi Laquita, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The ability to remain focused under adverse conditions while utilizing the strength gained from those experiences to craft a product that not only enhances the lives of those that purchase the products but also motivates others to pursue their own goals knowing that no matter what obstacles they may encounter, Success is possible as long as you’re willing to not give up if/when things get rough.

What should our readers know about your business?
The Rose Ivory Collection LLC is truly a personification of life coming full circle. I’ve always shared a love for science from a young age. While concocting random mixtures of household items, I turned my childhood bedroom into my own secret laboratory. This desire to study the unfamiliar and how it affected others helped me to focus my studies on all things science related where I worked towards a goal of obtaining a career in this field. I had hoped to work in research so that I could improve the lives of others. As life comes with many obstacles, I faced many of these while attending college to pursue this dream and allowed these challenges to deter me from my goals for a short time. I never lost sight of this goal. 10 years later, having a conversation on ways to secure other streams of income as my career choice at the time lacked the ability to provide me with a substantial living, it was suggested I do something I was good at to earn extra money. However all of the things I was good at I couldn’t see myself building a successful business with due to certain health complications. That was until someone suggested I learn a new hobby that would incorporate my love of science with something that I found relaxing. One day While lighting a recently purchased expensive candle which I often did to unwind after a long or difficult day, I was upset with the way it smelled. I felt cheated, that I spent a good amount of money and the product quality was horrible. This light bulb popped on in my head, why not learn candle making? I am most proud that I found a way to combine two of my most favorite things and create a business with the intent to ensure i create affordable products with great quality that could help my customers relax and unwind without breaking the bank. While the road has not been easy I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I learned many lessons about facing adversity, networking, goal setting and moving with intention that have helped my brand elevate to where it is today. I hope to continue to grow this business beyond what it currently is and hope to one day own a storefront where I can teach others science backed candlemaking. Sometimes the goals we set are altered due to life’s problems but that does not mean you can’t achieve them. The Rose Ivory Collection should be an example to others that no matter what you face in life, a dream delayed is not a dream denied.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
While Atlanta has so many great places to visit in the city, it would be tough to pick just one. I would initially recommend their visit start with a lovely brunch at one of the city’s hottest brunch locations like Toast on Lenox or Breakfast At Barney’s where they would enjoy great food, a chill vibe, and great drinks. Atlanta’s dope brunch vibes led to the inspiration used in crafting our Midtown Mimosa scented candle. I’d then recommend we continue the fun with a visit to the Atlanta Beltline for a bike tour to learn about the history and innovative developments that have truly enhanced the city’s appeal. After we’d stop by Slutty Vegan to grab a bite of some of the most talked about Vegan cuisine, sure to please their taste buds! Lastly I would suggest they end their night with a visit to Cirque Daiquiri Bar and Grill for some of the hands down, best frozen daiquiris and amazing vibes. Atlanta is filled with so much to do and see, they’ll definitely have to make a second, third, and maybe even fourth visit to truly enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my closest friends, family members, mentors and coworkers who never allowed me to settle for less and always pushed me to strive for more. When you are good at one thing, most people never truly explore their other strengths and miss out on so many chances to excel in life. Each one of these people helped me in their own way. Which allowed me to learn more about myself and gain knowledge that helped foster my creative spirit. Without the push from these individuals, I can think of countless opportunities I would have never encountered and used to help me pursue my goals.

Website: TheRoseIvoryCollection.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/RoseIvoryCollection

Facebook: The Rose Ivory Collection LLC

Youtube: The Rose Ivory Collection

Other: Etsy.com/shop/RoseIvoryCollection

Image Credits
Richard Dunn (Rickshotya)

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