k&v: Hi, Danielle! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Danielle: My name is Danielle, and I currently live in Yorba Linda. I work full time for a property management company that I have been with for over 3 years. Although it is my full time job, I started my own business with Scentsy in March 2010.
Why did you start selling Scentsy?
My passion for Scentsy started in December 2009 when I had gone to a scentsy party at my friends house. I immediately was sold on the scents, warmers, and of course, the price points. I love my home to smell good, and as a new home owner, I was anxious to purchase the products. As soon as I did, I was hooked. It was only a few months later that I decided to become a consultant.
What obstacles have you had? How have you handled them?
Having a full time job, it has been difficult finding the time to put a lot of effort into my own business. However, I have a ton of support through the other women that have done the same and that have been extremely successful. I find time on the weekends, and in the evenings.
How do you separate yourself from other businesses?
I am constantly marketing my business and trying to think of new ways to do to get my products out there and set myself apart from the competition.
What advice would you give anyone who was interested in starting their own business? Specifically, what advice would you give a woman thinking of starting her own business?
Advice I would give for new business owners is: Don't give up. If you feel like you're business isn't doing as well as it should or could be, get creative. Start thinking outside of the box; stay positive and motivated. As soon as you do, I guarantee new contacts and business will fall right into your lap.
As women, there is nothing we can't do. We are the ultimate multi-taskers, and real life super heroes. It is so inspiring to see women that have their own businesses, are wives, mothers, cleaning ladies, cooks... and they do it with such grace. Having your own business is a challenge, but is worth it at the end of the day. You can amaze yourself with business ideas, and all that you can accomplish.
Where do you see yourself, your business, etc. in the future? What are your 5 and 10 year goals as a woman and a business owner?
In 5-10 years, I hope that my business will be thriving more than ever and to have many people under me that will benefit the way I have. I hope to have a family, and hope that I can be successful in all areas of my life.
Anything you would like to add?
My Grandmother has always told me, "Be the skipper of your own ship, Dani." And I have. Do what you love, and don't settle for less. That in itself is success.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with us. You are a success, dear Dani, and we know your business will flourish with your guidance and focus!