So happy we had the chance to sit down with Sam Thompson, the owner of Standard Wax, a wonderful Phoenix based candle company, about what it’s really like to be an independent business owner in the midst of a slow summer (AKA we’re all broke, people). We felt like this was an important conversation to have because this is absolutely something we both struggle with as creatives from time to time. It’s challenging to break the mold and be honest about something uncomfortable like money, but lately, we’ve all found ourselves scrolling through social media thinking, “Are we the only ones wondering where our next check is coming from?”. We know we can’t possibly be alone, so we figured we’d get this out in the open and create some solidarity and hope for those of you who are in a similar situation! Make sure to check out our guest, Sam, at standardwax.com and on Instagram @standardwax.