I’m Jasmine, a 15-year-old teen entrepreneur. I started my journey of becoming a candle maker in October 2018. Prior to starting my business I used to always ask my mom for money and the answer wasn’t always yes. I wanted to make my own money but I wanted to have fun while earning it. I thought of candles because I get to put my creativity into each different candle by mixing the scents and making unique names. I have always been a candle lover but wasn’t always satisfied with candles from other companies. I knew I had to make my business different. I wanted to create quality clean burning candles that were safe . I bought a candle-making kit from Amazon and did lots of research. I purchased my first batch of candle supplies from a local supplier and opened my online store with Wix. Sales were slow at first but with the support from my family and community Candles by Jazzy became a huge success. As time goes I learn and grow more and more. I fell in love with making candles and I never want to stop being a business owner. My passion for animals is why Candles by Jazzy donates 5% a month to the ASPCA. I believe all animals deserve to be healthy and happy.
At my school, I participate in DECA, track, volleyball and am a member of the National Honors Society. When I’m not making candles I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking, and going to my favorite places which are Six Flags, Atlanta, and football games.
I want to inspire people to believe that they can do anything they put their mind to and never give up. I appreciate all your support throughout my journey.
Some questions I get asked:
What are you gonna do when you get out of high school?
- After high school, I plan to go to college and major in business. I hope to open more storefronts for my business throughout Georgia and later the United States.