Hi, I'm Nicole

Hi, my name is Nicole and I’m the creator of Resolute Candles.  I started Resolute Candles in October of 2020.  I am now able to realize my entrepreneurial dream of owning a business.  Resolute started as a small online store and now we are at markets every month in multiple states. 


People don’t want candles that dirty up our home environment.  I sure don’t. I wanted to make sure that Resolute Candles had only clean burning candles with non-toxic ingredients.  It is one of the first questions I’m always asked at every market I attend.  Knowing that I’m providing this is important to me. 

Three generations of women in business

Family History

Starting my own business was scary, but I come from a strong line of women entrepreneurs!  Both my grandmother and mother were small business owners, so it’s in my blood. My grandmother, a rare female business owner in the 1960’s owned and ran Shafer Employment Service.  My mom owned and grew a successful signage franchise for 20 years before selling her business.

admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Wind and stress play a major role in a trees life. The presence of wind makes a tree stronger, it is thus able to mature and not fall down due to its own weight. The tree, though, cannot repair and strengthen itself until the wind stops blowing. Stress is what makes a tree strong enough to sustain the wear and tear that it’d face later in life, but balance and rest to that stress ensures the tree can take on that wind.

“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

Willard Marriott, Founder of Marriott Hotels