Pawprint Chats: Meet Erica Franklin of Mile High Soy Candles

Erica is the founder of Mile High Soy Candles, an Etsy shop that sends Colorado crafted candles nationwide.

Pawprint Chats is a series where we chat with our friends, clients, and peers in our local Colorado community. It’s a chance to check in and see how everyone’s doing, in business and in life.

Erica Franklin, Mile High Soy CandlesToday we’re talking to Erica Franklin of Mile High Soy Candles.

YellowDog: Hello! Give us the “elevator pitch” version of what your business does.

Erica Franklin: Mile High Soy Candles is a sustainable hand-poured soy candle company that takes great pleasure in offering the cleanest ingredients.

YD: What has been your biggest win in the past year?

EF: Rebranding my previous candle company to what’s now Mile High Soy Candles!

YD: This year has been a learning experience for everyone. Anything you’ve learned about your business in the midst of a pandemic?

EF: It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan!

YD: What has been one of your proudest moments as a local business owner?

EF: Expanding my business to states outside of Colorado

YD: If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about your business, what would it be?

EF: Honestly, I don’t think my company is perfect in any way but I’m really happy with everything as of right now! If I had to choose, I wish I could source even more of my supplies locally to avoid the costs I incur with freight.

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YD: Describe your brand in three words.

EF: Unique, Evolving, Customer-Focused

YD: Love it! Now for some rapid-fire questions:

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Dog person! I rescued my golden retriever Phoebe almost two years ago.

Early bird or night owl?

Hands down, an early bird.

Favorite local beer?

Juicy Freak / Juicy IPA at Denver Beer Co.

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Best party trick?

Being the light of the party.

What show are you currently binging?

Vanderpump Rules

Any book you’re currently reading?

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

What do you miss the most about pre-pandemic life?

Honestly getting together with friends and not being fearful of anything (like the whereabouts of where people have been and who they’ve been hanging around and if it would be safe to be around them).

YD: Thanks, Erica. It’s been a treat printing the labels for your candles and helping your products shine so bright!


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