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Hi! I'm Tiana Coats, and I am the owner of Winding Wick Candles. This is a podcast where I talk about my experiences growing my small business. I also share some strategies to help other creative entrepreneurs.

Small Biz and Coffee Tiana Coats

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Hi! I'm Tiana Coats, and I am the owner of Winding Wick Candles. This is a podcast where I talk about my experiences growing my small business. I also share some strategies to help other creative entrepreneurs.

    Opening a Brick and Mortar Store: Leases, Laws, Cost, Ect.

    Opening a Brick and Mortar Store: Leases, Laws, Cost, Ect.

    Opening day is getting closer and closer! I have been navigating my way through this new brick and mortar venture, and I wanted to give some insight on what I have learned so far. 



    My Website 

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    Recommended YouTube Channels: 

    Boss Mama Jackie 

    Alli Schultz


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What I learned being self-employed for one year

    What I learned being self-employed for one year

    A little over a year ago, I quit my part-time job to pursue my business full-time. I have learned a lot in the past year, and I wanted to share that with you all. 



    My Website

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    Recommended Books:

    Supermaker

    How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci

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    • 1 hr
    How My Business Made 6 Figures Last Year

    How My Business Made 6 Figures Last Year

    I am so excited to see that the business is growing, and I wanted to share how I got to this point. 

    My new website!

    https://www.tianacoats.com 

    Watch the video version

    https://youtu.be/AMNw43GztXY

    Apply for the PPP business loan

    https://www.kabbage.com/home-3/

    Shop my candles

    https://windingwickcandles.com/

    • 33 min
    How NOT to Market Your Small Business

    How NOT to Market Your Small Business

    I know we have gotten so much advice on how to market our small businesses online. I wanted to point out some mistakes that I see some small business owners making when trying to build their audiences online. 

    Sponsor: Candlescience

    Where you can find me:

    Winding Wick Candles: https://windingwickcandles.com/

    YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/tianacoats

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingwickcandles/

    • 45 min
    Courageous Enough to Launch W/ Malaysia Harrell

    Courageous Enough to Launch W/ Malaysia Harrell

    From early childhood Malaysia Harrell knew that she was destined to help others. Her focus, determination and positive outlook were vital to those around her. As the oldest of three girls, Malaysia helped to raise her siblings before she moved in with her grandmother. Her childhood was filled with trauma which stemmed from her mother’s challenges with mental illness and addictions. Her nurturing spirit as a child helped to fuel her professional endeavors as an adult. It was no surprise that she would study to be a service provider within a helping profession. Malaysia went on to earn a Bachelor in Science degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She knew that she wanted to further her expertise and so she later earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a licensed Psychotherapist and is board certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.

    Malaysia Harrell then went on to turn her passions as a provider to a healer by creating Blissful Life Consulting. At Blissful Life Consulting she specializes in helping women heal and shift into alignment to serve their life’s purpose. She helps women to move past their traumas to gain clarity with the use of group work, retreats, online courses, coaching, and workshops. For almost 20 years, she has provided mental health services specializing in mental health, substance abuse, and family violence. Malaysia has successfully provided individual treatment, marital therapy, group therapy, employee wellness, leadership, and team building training to over 28,000 individuals, couples, and leaders worldwide. Her vast behavioral health and wellness knowledge with her noted relatable approach; she is a highly sought-after speaker for community organizations, educational institutions and faith-based organizations.

    Despite her childhood trauma she still held fond memories of the penny candy store from her hometown. She took those delightful candy fragrances and turned them into healing approaches. In 2019, Malaysia decided to share her holistic approaches with others in the form of aromatherapy. She founded Blissful Home Candy to spark joy in the lives of others while adding healing resources through fragrances. With the motto of “Love Your Inner Child”, the company currently offers soy wax candles, wax melts, room sprays and diffusers for your enjoyment towards healing. In April 2020, Blissful Home Candy launched Operation Blissful Acts in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The campaign is intended to provide joy in the lives of women of color who may be faced with adversity. Operation “Blissful Acts” has gifted women with Bliss Gift Boxes filled with candles, journals and many other wonderful goodies to aid in healing.

    Malaysia studied for a PhD student at Saybrook University where she is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mind, Body, Medicine with a specialization in Integrated Mental Health. She is continuing to be dedicated to serving her community and providing mentorship to children, students and colleagues. In addition to her civilian services Malaysia is also a U.S. Veteran who is highly decorated in her service. When Malaysia is not serving her community or country, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is also an aspiring author and diligently working on her writing manuscript for publishing. To connect with Blissful Home Candy you may visit: https://linktr.ee/blissfulhomecandy or follow her on social media as @blissfulhomecandy. To connect with Blissful Life Consulting, you may follow her on Instagram as @blissfullifeconsulting

    Today's Sponsor
    https://www.candlescience.com/

    • 25 min
    Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset

    Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset

    I think mindset plays a huge role in business so let's talk about it!

    Article from brainpickings.org:

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/

    →Thank you to Candlescience.com for sponsoring today's episode. Check them out if you are looking for a great place to buy all of your candle making or soap making supplies.

    My other links:

    Winding Wick Candles official website: windingwickcandles.com

    My YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/tianacoats 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingwickcandles/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

liightnlove ,

Love Love Love

Love listening to this podcast!!! Definitely my favorite and I just started listening to podcast. Most people get boring and repetitive but I always feel so inspired and motivated while listening to this. She is very humble and I feel so understood while working out the kinks of starting my first business. Hearing the advice given is game changing and truly appreciated!

Messiahs Mom ,

Priceless Gem

The information she shares about business so openly is priceless. Both her YouTube and podcasts gives business advice and insight that many others would not so share with the masses for free.

Mareike Eve ,

Inspiring and lovely

I am in the midst of starting my own candle business and started watching Tiana on YouTube. She keeps me inspired and gets me excited about launching my business. This podcast is being binged at this very moment, and she is sharing everything I have ever pondered or worried about. Thank you for this podcast!

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