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Still learning social media on the Interwebs

Lana McCullough

Tags facebook, instagram, twitter

I like to think I have the candle making thing down. I still test like crazy to be sure but I think I'm probably 95% there. I've got it covered. So I start out with stars in my eyes, sell at markets, open some shops and I'm golden, right? Wrong. There's this thing called social media for mass marketing and reaching out to your customers. Okay, no problem, I can set up a Facebook account, link it to Twitter and we are done. Nope. Turns out that people can respond to you and tweet at you. Really. I didn't fully...


New things abound!!

Lana McCullough

Tags free samples, referral program, virtual shop

LOTS of new things happening at The Hartmont Candle Company this week!  We have new promos, new videos, new wholesalers and just lots of general excitement.  Things are hopping! Our biggest announcement is the unveiling of our Referral program.   Our online sales have really started to pick up and this is our way of saying, "thank you" to all of our fans who have steered their friends, acquaintances, family and fellow lovers of great scents, onto our webpage.  Those who refer someone to us earn discounts that they can use when they order online as well.  The referral program...


That Time of the Year

Lana McCullough

Tags candles, new videos for web page, sales promotions, soy

It's the time of year when the tax man comes a knocking and we reflect on how we did last year. Reflecting is good. It allows you to see what you did that was right and what you did that was not such a good idea. The thing about creating your own product is that there is noone to tell you what a good idea might be and what will be a huge success. And it's more like the success just builds over time if you've done everything right anyways. Last year was a BIG year for us. Lots of...


It's Test burning time.....again!

Lana McCullough

Today is test burning day/week. It's that time when I double check all the candles to make sure that everything is working as close to perfection as possible. If the candles didn't last so long, this would be a quicker job. I test burn from top to bottom at the recommended burn time of anywhere from a half hour to 2-4 hours. There's even a few that I leave burning for a full 12 hours straight to make sure that there's no over heating of glass in worst case scenarios. And I burn them from top to bottom because the...


Blog entry #1 Feb 2015

Tanner McCullough

Welcome to our new web page! It has some new features that we direly had missing from our old design. For the past 4-5 years we've had a loyal following of customers and friends who have begged to be dragged along for the ride of our expansion and growth. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, strap yourself in and enjoy my blogging of our ever burgeoning business as this new web design has a blogging feature (hopefully I used the correct terminology there). There will be no movie like Julie and Julia (which I adored) but there will...