Candle Business Coach

Candle Business Coach

How do I start making candles? How do I grow my candle business? What's the secret to success? Starting and growing a candle business is a journey. Join your host, Kirsty Allen, as she shares everything she's learned from her experience of starting and developing her candle business. You'll also hear from relevant guests, have your questions answered and learn about all things related to the craft of candle making. Every Friday, you can expect actionable tips, strategies and mindset advice to help you with your candle journey. Whether you're a new candle maker or an experienced chandler, this is the show for you.

Episodes

May 23, 2024 49 mins

Candle maker Michelle from Within the Chaos Candle Co joins me on the podcast again, to discuss all things candles. We first spoke on the podcast over 18 months ago, so let's dive into Michelle's journey and see what she's been up to and how she's intentionally growing her business.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why saying no to opportunities is a sign of strength.
- How exhausting social media can be (in more ways than one).
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Welcome to the second episode in our series called "Candle Maker Connections." This time Alicia, Bec and Sue join me on the podcast to talk about all things social media.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why scheduling your social media content is a double edged sword.
- The benefits (and drawbacks) of running paid ads.
- How being authentic and showing up as your genuine self on socials is more important than the vanity numbers.

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If you've been considering outsourcing different tasks in your business but don't know where to begin, then you'll benefit listening to the lovely Karene from Virtual Hustle on the podcast today.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why outsourcing the tasks the don't bring you joy helps you have more time for the things that do light you up.
- The importance of sharing who YOU are, more than sharing your products.
- How investing in...

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I’ve been thinking about the different ways I help candle makers transform and grow their business, and it occurred to me that there is another way that may be beneficial to you. I’m calling it the Discord Coaching Day. Listen to today's episode to learn more.

 

SHOW LINKS:

- Discord Coaching Day: https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/discord/

- The Candle Makers Collective (membership): https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/the-candle-m...

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Pinterest and SEO expert Simone Pavils joins me on the podcast to talk about the reasons why Pinterest is such a powerful marketing tool for your business. Simone is a beautiful and passionate entrepreneur and our chat will help kickstart or re-ignite your Pinterest journey. You will learn so much during our chat, so make sure you've got pen and paper ready!

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why consistency is key when using Pinte...

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April 18, 2024 60 mins

Welcome to the first episode in our new series called "Candle Maker Connections." Alicia, Bec and Sue join me on the podcast to chat all about candles, as well as share tips and advice about making candles and running a candle business. This is a lovely conversation you don't want to miss.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- How to trust your instincts in business, even if it means completely pivoting.
- Why you should NOT always li...

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Candle maker Cartier from Grace + Marie Candles joins me on the podcast (for the second time) to discuss all things candles and her candle making journey. We last spoke over 12 months ago, so let's dive into Cartier's journey and see what she's been up to and how her business has grown over the last year.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- How when we're faced with challenges, it gives us the biggest opportunity for growth.
- Why t...

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In today's episode I'm sharing my experience of the Australian Soap & Candle Conference, and chatting with you about the upcoming Candle Maker Connections podcast series. And don't forget about my $7 ebooks and the free Candle Business Startup Guide.

 

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SHOW LINKS:

- $7 ebook: Wholesale guide = https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/wholesale-guide/

- $7 ebook: Market stall guide = https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/market-...

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Candle maker Bec from Carnation Candles joins me on the podcast (for the second time) to discuss all things candles and her candle making journey. We last spoke over 12 months ago, so let's dive into Bec's journey and see what she's been up to and how her business has grown over the last year.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- The importance of continuing to learn in your business (and how to do it without spending money).
- How o...

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In today's episode, you get to hear firsthand from several members of The Candle Makers Collective about their impressions, experiences and thoughts about the membership. If you've ever considered joining The Candle Makers Collective, but have held back, then you'll want to tune in and learn exactly what makes this membership so special (and yes I'm biased, but I'm so proud of the beautiful community we've built and continue to nou...

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Candle maker Bec from Little Rabbit Candles joins me on the podcast to discuss all things candles and her candle making journey.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why it's so important to share your journey before (and after) you launch your business.
- How everyone has the ability to be a creative person, no matter what skills you currently have.
- The humbling experience of being a parent, whilst also running a business.

 

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The 2024 Australian Soaping & Candle Conference is going to be incredible! In today's episode I share why it's so important to immerse yourself in experiences like this event, and what you can expect from the day. Listen in to hear who the local and international guest speakers will be, and purchase your ticket before doors close in a few days (virtual tickets are available if you can't attend in person). See you there!

 

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Candle maker Jess from Etzio & Co joins me on the podcast to discuss all things candles and her candle making journey.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- The importance of sharing your business journey with your children - to inspire and encourage them, and to motivate you.
- Appreciating the joy that making candles brings us, on so many levels.
- How the challenges that come with having a candle business are worth the effort it ta...

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February 25, 2024 5 mins

In today's episode I'm asking if YOU would like to be involved in the podcast in a new series called Candle Maker Connections (similar yet different to the Candle Maker Conversations). Listen to the episode to find out more. I can't wait to hear what you think!

 

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SHOW LINKS:

- The Candle Makers Collective: 
=$27/month premium membership option: https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/the-candle-makers-collective/
=$7/month...

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Candle maker Sue from Revamped Treasures joins me on the podcast to discuss all things candles and her candle making journey.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- Why having an offline business means more interaction and connection with your customers.
- The importance of having a dedicated candle making space for sustainability and motivation.
- How by looking at the early stages of your business journey as a learning curve, rather ...

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There's so much more to running a candle business than making and selling candles. There's the journey along the way, and navigating your boundaries alongside having the self-discipline and being accountable to the growth of your business is part of that journey. In today's episode I'm walking you through how to set and respect your own boundaries, as well as some tips on how to be more disciplined and accountable to your future se...

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The lovely Kathy Edwards (a gut health coach) joins me on the podcast to deep dive into the connections between our mind, body and soul and how by taking care of our gut health we can improve all areas of our lives.

 

In this episode we chat about:
- The connection between gut health and our body/mind health.
- How saying no to others means we're actually saying yes to ourselves.
- Why self-care isn't a luxury, it's an essential pa...

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The beautiful Michelle Penna from Within The Chaos Candle Co co-hosts today's podcast episode with me, alongside a lovely group of candle makers from my Facebook group, the Candle Business Hub. We answer questions, share stories and chat about our love for candles, candle making and our candle businesses. If you enjoy today's group episode, let me know and we will organise another one soon!

 

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SHOW LINKS:

- No Hassle We...

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Deep dive and nerd out with the awesome Caleb from Sperry Honey as we take a journey into websites, A/B testing, marketing and mindset, oh my! This conversation will get you thinking about the different tactics you can choose to implement into your website and marketing efforts. 

 

In this episode (ep105) we chat about:
- Why having grit is more powerful than knowing the latest trend or business hack.
- The #1 mistake most people m...

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January 14, 2024 17 mins

It's 2024 my friend - let's set some goals and achieve them over the next 12 months. In today's episode I'm sharing some personal and business goals, and I'd love to hear what your goals are too!

 

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SHOW LINKS:

- Australian Soap & Candle Conference: https://australiansoapingandcandleconference.com/

- Private coaching sessions with me: https://candlebusinesscoach.com.au/private-coaching/

- The Candle Makers Collective: 
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