Every business owner will tell you that being an entrepreneur is one of the toughest things you can do. A lot of the times your business becomes your identity. You think about it nearly nonstop. You lose sleep (and sometimes money) over it. It will help you experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
There might be only a few other things in life that feel similar. Like parenthood.
That’s the journey local business owner and entrepreneur Andrea Richter is on now. Andrea founded Pretty Honest Candles in 2017 after she started making candles for a hobby. It remained a part-time, do it on the weekends and break even-type of business until she was laid off from her marketing job at the start of the pandemic.
That was when she started to take it more seriously, and it’s also when she started to blow up in popularity.