I recently collaborated with Vancouver Waxlings founder, Margot J. Leviton and five other female-owned local small businesses for a Valentine’s Giveaway on Instagram. Margot’s prizes were the Bae and Babe candles featured in the photo above.
I originally met her through social media–She was offering a sample of her Key Lime Pie Candle. And coincidentally we also have a mutual friend. It is a small world and the pandemic has shown us just how connected we are as one.
M: When did you open your business?
VW: Waxlings was created in April 2020 when I dislocated my shoulder and could no longer see my Vancouver Healer clientele.
M: Did you always want to own your own business?
VW: I didn’t really think about it. It was hobby that turned into a business. I’ve had my own massage/healing practice since 2006.
M: Where are you from? If you moved to Vancouver, why did you move here?
VW: I grew up in North Vancouver.
M: What was your inspiration for your business?
VW: During the COVID-19 shutdown I saw my clients getting very depressed. I thought if I could create scents that would connect them to happy memories–I could help them.
M: Did you go to university and if you did what did you study/major in? Which university did you attend? Would you advise others to pursue a degree before opening their own business?
VW: I went to WCCMT (West Coast College of Massage Therapy).
No, not these days. You really don’t need one if you have entrepreneurial savvy and can navigate social media.
M: What would your advice to future owners with dreams of owning their own business be?
VW: Go for it. If you have the drive and a great business concept–Just do it!
M: Do you have a philosophy in life or famous quote you would like to share with everyone?
VW: Just. Be. Kind. It. Costs. Nothing.
Are there any milestones for your business that you would like me to mention in the Feature?
When I landed my first stores Dip Co. Delights and Larry’s Market.