At age 13, Hart Main came up with the idea of manly scented candles after teasing his sister about the girly scented ones she was selling for a school fundraiser.1
Times Reporter. “Young Entrepreneur Hart Main, 17, Owns Successful Candle Business.” Accessed April 10, 2021.
It wasn’t until Hart set out to purchase a $1,500 bike that he reconsidered what he suggested in jest.
Hart and his parents contributed nominal amounts to begin the business and worked together to develop the candles, cleverly named ManCan. Adopting a simple and masculine theme, ManCan candles—with available scents including Campfire, Bacon, Sawdust, Fresh Cut Grass, and Grandpa’s Pipe—were made using soup cans.