We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittani Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brittani, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
One of the driving forces that inspired me to start my own business is the thought of being able to positively inspire and empower my daughters. Then while empowering them, I can empower all of the youth through dance and the Arts as well. It was and still is my mission to provide a positive space for the youth of all ages to be themselves and to tap into the true potential of their greatness. Through my passions of dancing and singing it has sparked a deeper calling on my life which is youth empowerment. When I started Scen-Ted Candle Company, my mindset was on becoming the go to company for 3 wick Candles, Wax Melts and much more! All of my products are handmade, creative, and made with love.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am the CEO of High Rise Performing Arts & Scen-Ted Candle Company! High Rise Performing Arts is a youth empowering dance company that uses dance to promotes confidence, technique, and to provide and overall positive mindset when it comes to yourself & interacting with others. Scen-Ted Candle Company is everyone’s new home for 3 Wick Scented Candles, Wax Melts and more! What makes me excited about HRPA is all of the High Risers that I have the pleasure of sharing my passion with everyday. I love seeing the growth in these High Risers. My goal is to empower each and every person that walks in my dance studio and help them reach their true potential that is inside of them. My excitement with my candle business comes from being able to try new things & successfully creating new products & scents to present to my amazing clientele. Being an Entrepreneur is definitely not easy! It is hard work, there are sleepless nights, tears, uncertainty, anxiety, fickle people, on top of all of your inner thoughts! One thing I can say is that God and my faith in Him is truly the only reason why I am where I am today. It is because of my prayer life, I literally put Him first in everything that I do, and he always leads the way! All of the lessons that I have learned have come through experiences. One of the most important lesson I’ve learned is to protect your space!! Everybody does not need to know your every move! It is great to network and have connections, but building business relationships is different from your personal friends/relationships. If there is one things I want you to know about my brand and story is that it is a hard, long road to the successful completion of your goals. No matter how dark the days get, always know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Have faith, believe in what you are doing, go hard for your brand!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate a shout out to a few people! First, all of the glory goes to God! Without Him none of this would be possible so I just want to thank Him for just being who He is! Secondly, I want to give a huge shout out to Morgan Wilson, who has been an amazing asset to the success of High Rise Performing Arts and truly an essential chapter to my story! She holds a special place in my heart and I want her to know that she is greatly appreciated for all that she does! Next I would like to shout out the amazing High Rise Parents who trust me with their High Risers day in and day out! It is truly a blessing to have such an amazing parent base who has made this experience nothing short of amazing. We are truly a High Rise Family! I would like to thank my family for always supporting me and never letting me give up on my dreams, no matter how big they are! My daughters are the driving force behind my story, everything I do is for them, and I strive to continue to build the High Rise Legacy in their honor. They truly motivate me to be my best self! To all of the dancers and Derick Boldin with Harmony Inc, I thank you for encouraging me and giving me the name High Rise! It was because of the Harmony girls that I was able to start High Rise! Last but not least, I would like to shout out the amazing High Risers!!! These amazingly talented dancers are the reason why I do what I do. I am overjoyed and humbled to be blessed with such an amazing group of dancers. They inspire me daily and I will continue to encourage them and push them to tap into their true potential! To all of my Scen-Ted Candle Supporters! Thank you so much for believing in my brand and I can’t wait for you all to see what I have in store!

Website: www.scentedislit.com
Instagram: @highrisepa @scentedislit
Facebook: High Rise Performing Arts & Scen-Ted Candle Company

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