We had the good fortune of connecting with Rasheeda Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rasheeda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Once I decided that I was going to turn my candlemaking hobby into a means for income. I began doing research on what type candles I would make. My concept was not to only sell a pretty jar. I wanted to sell candles that would be provide multiple benefits. Nice embellishment to home decor, aromatherapy, intentional,fun, self care aid, and last but not least great smelling. My overall goal was to Set The Mood. Which is my slogan.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Chandler/ My love for candles and desire to be of service to others. I worked in corporate for 15 years. The skills I developed and learned over the years I applied to my own business. Customer service being one of most important. I continue to be a student of the candle making business so I can continue to improve my craft. Stay open to customer feedback. Ongoing rearch of trends and craft I also incorporate so I can continue to offer custom made products & keep sakes. My candles are tools to set intentions, self care, celebrating, and adding an aromatic, decorative touch to your home or office space.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Tassili Raw Reality or Slutty Vegan located in The West End Historic District for a bite to eat. When its warm outside. Piedmont Park. Georgia Aquarium. Horseback riding with Southside Riders 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 Grandmother the late Thomasine “Polly” Thomas for being a Phenomenal Woman.