I was over visiting the Small Business CEO site and happened to notice a blog post I couldn’t help but read: Candle Wax + Rising Fuel Costs = Zero Profit
Not only did the title catch my eye, but the name of the author did also.
It turns out to be an article written by Amanda Stillwagon, who also frequently comments here in our community. Amanda tells the true story of how she was forced to close her candle-making business (hopefully just temporarily) due to the higher cost of wax and other supplies.
For now she’s picked up some work as the part-time editor at Small Business CEO while she waits to see if prices come back down. It’s a fascinating post, and one that is all the more meaningful because it happened to a member of our community.
The higher costs and the inflation that we write about — they’re not just theoretical. They are close to home.
Thanks, Amanda, for being so open and honest in sharing your experience.
Go read Candle Wax + Rising Fuel Costs = Zero Profit. And leave a word of encouragement or advice for Amanda.