While I am not new to bloging, (I have a blog - www.quickcraftartisttips.blogspot.com ), it has been brought to my attention that a blog is needed for By the Bay Botanicals. Here I'll be blogging away about what really matters - candles as well as news regarding By the Bay Botanicals.
Today I want to merely say welcome and thank you to all who love our candles, visit our website and social media outlets (we're on Facebook and Twitter), and support the business in many other ways. I think of all of you as family, despite not being united in blood, we're all united in common thing - a passion that stems from By the Bay Botanicals. Never in my wildest dreams I have ever thought that I would be an owner, and creator, of a craft business let alone be apart of a business that does so much for others. To achieve this, you can't do it alone and with the help of friends and family to at least get to this point, the rewards are immense. This is why I consider all who have some sort of connection to this business, family.
People are who make a business - not automated machines, bottom line quotas, and cutting corners ... here at By the Bay Botanicals it's about the people - like you, who make this business work. Many don't know this but By the Bay Botanicals is run by one person! Honest! I, Michelle, make and design the candles, created the website, handle shipping responsibilities, etc. Isn't that a lot of work for one person? You betcha! However, it is 100% worth it. I love going to art fairs and meeting all my new customers (and old ones too). I often find myself itching to get in to the workshop to create new candles. I love hearing how a person who once loved a popular brand of candles, now are converted to the ones I create because, through an hands on demonstration, the benefits of burning palm wax candles is remarkable (not to mention the candle scents and names). The connections I make, one person at a time, is something I want to carry out in future months and years. I love what I do and I want to share that with others, maybe even inspire others to try and achieve their dreams too. There will come a time when I can't do all the work myself and will have to hire additional help, however, the qualities that make this personal, one on one relationship between co-workers and customers will never change.
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I am the owner of By the Bay Botanicals. We want to stay connected to you, and through this blog we aim to share with you tips and tricks to buying and burning candles as well as read up on what goes on behind the scenes at By the Bay Botanicals. Feel free to comment, and comment often as well as share with your friends and family.
Wish to contact me directly about questions or comments, visit our contact page.