Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob and Sahra Cooper.
Hi Jacob and Sahra, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hi, I’m Jacob and My wife’s name is Sahra. My wife is a Delta ICU Survivor. She was told to call 911 or she wouldn’t make it to the hospital. While there, she had to wait for an ICU Bed and was almost intubated three times. While Sahra was in the hospital, I prayed for her health, guidance for our family, and a business. I knew she would need more of my attention long term. After praying morning and night for twenty days, God still hadn’t answered me. When Sahra came home on oxygen, she had a vision that we were supposed to make soy candles with cross necklaces in the wax. We knew nothing about making candles at the time, except we love to use them. Three days later, I had a dream; God told me our business would be named Hope in the Light. We have made God our center and foundation while investing in his vision to execute success. We also invested early to profit earlier.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
I wouldn’t say it was smooth, as Sahra and I were new kids on the block and overcoming some of her medical battles. However, if you want to do anything well, you need to fully engulf yourself in the experience and educate yourself on the products and competitors to make the best unique product out there. When you are married to your business partner, finding the balance can be difficult. Testing to see who is better at certain jobs and to give it over willingly, so your projects look top-notch compared to the competitors that have been doing it much longer. Another challenge we found was to shut your work brain off and be a couple. It’s easy to talk about work when the goal is to succeed and you live with your business partner, but your relationship is also important. Balance is key.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Our base product is a natural soy candle with beautiful cross necklaces in a beautiful tin vessel to enhance any interior decor with 100% cotton wicks. Our scents have no harmful chemicals; some have essential oils to take advantage of aromatherapy. One of our top scents is Monkey Farts, reminding you of Laffy taffy. Our 9-year-old even has a line of candles that has scents that remind you of your childhood with charms in the wax for charm bracelets in a fun and colorful vessel. We even have men scented candles with men’s cross necklaces in the wax because men matter too.. We have worked hard to create a beautiful looking eco friendly candle that smells amazing while still being able to gift each customer with a special surprise inside the wax offering hope
What was your favorite childhood memory?
I think if had to pick a favorite childhood memory. I would have to say I always looked forward to birthdays, like most little boys. Something about the sight of bright colorful balloons, cake so sweet that it would fuel me for days, and seeing all your loved ones and best friends at your doorstep would put a smile on anyone’s face. The Balloons, banners and cars lining the street were like a beacon saying there is something special going on at that house today, who doest love to feel special. I couldn’t wait to tear away the wrapping paper or eat the cake. To this day, I look forward to my birthday but celebrate it all month long instead of one day because one day isn’t long enough. Sahra and I love making memories and birthdays usually include our friends and family, good food and games.
- $16.16 for 8 oz candle
- $8.62 for Kid scented candles
- $12 for Wax Melts
- Website: www.hopeinthelightcandles.com
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- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HopeInTheLight_
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRYoDIdZwl4dVcF_BCnBs3A
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