We had the good fortune of connecting with Shanice Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shanice, what do you attribute your success to?
I started Miletree Candles in May 2020 after losing my job in hospitality and event planning. It was always a dream of mine to start a business after graduating from Suffolk University with a business degree and after losing my job and watching what the pandemic did to the industry pushed me to get things going. I have a passion for cooking and I’m always burning candles so I thought, let me combine my two passions together! I wanted to start a business influenced by my Caribbean heritage (my family is from Barbados), so I named the company Miletree and all of my candle fragrances are island inspired. Casuarina trees (also known as Mile trees in Barbados), grow around the island and along the beaches. When the wind blows they sway and make a tranquil sound. I want to provide my customers with that same relaxing experience when they light a Miletree Candle.