It is rare for anyone to work at one company for "life”. Most people will have several “careers” between their teens and seventies. And as 2020 has shown us, the most carefully prepared plans for a career and life can be upended in less than a month. So, how does anyone, at any age, face our new realities? The answer increasingly points people toward the wonderful world of entrepreneurship - an area that Rosanna Fay loves to explore and navigate. It was never Rosanna's intention to become an entrepreneur: life brought her there when a great idea presented itself and she co-founded a business in 2001. The journey wasn’t just one of sorting out how to start a venture, the very nature of the newly-formed company was to change marketing, business and technology models. So, she learned by doing; listening; making mistakes; and asking for help. And most of all, by taking huge risks – both personal and financial. Ultimately, it succeeded and became a company of 100 amazing people with strong revenues and, most importantly to Rosanna, one with a healthcare and 401K plan for all employees.
Since retiring from her company in 2011, Rosanna has explored other industries, become a published writer and assisted other entrepreneurs with their dreams – whether those dreams were by accident or design. During the "quiet time" at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rosanna's long-held desire and ideas for starting an equestrian-centric business came together. In June of 2020, she transitioned out of her mentor role in order to launch her own new company: www.interest-candles.com.
The company develops candle products that empower equestrians to light your joy every day™. Everything interest candles, inc. brings to market is predicated on the idea of creating a sensory event that brings pure joy: it’s accomplished by combining amazing scents, beautiful labels, first-rate packaging and on some of the products, written word.