Kent State College Of Business Administration Student Showcases Business On Steve Harvey Show


Kent State University economics student, Hart Main, appeared on The Steve Harvey Show last month to showcase his company ManCans; candles scented specifically for men.

Main started his company in 2010 at the age of 13 after seeing his sister sell candles for a school fundraiser. Main thought the candles were “too girly” so he came up with his own idea to sell candles that appealed specifically to men. Main originally started the company so he could buy a bike to participate in a triathlon, but the idea stuck and hecontinues to run his business today.

Although Main’s company is doing well, he wants to go into politics after graduation and make a bigger difference to promote entrepreneurship in education.

 “My goal here is not to make the big bucks; it is to make a difference,” he said.

The National Federation of Independent Business presented Main with a scholarship worth $15,000 titled “Young Entrepreneur of the Year.”

ManCans started in Main’s kitchen with the help of his mother and father. Now, ManCans are sold in 150 stores across the United States and are made at Beaver Creek Candle Co. 

ManCans is an exceptional product because of the values that go along with it. Main’s business donates thousands of dollars and cans of soup to soup kit

chens in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Main also strives to encourage kids to undertake business projects early on in their lives and show them that anything is possible.

ManCans offers eight signature scents: New York Style Pizza, Grandpa’s Pipe, Sawdust, Campfire, New Mitt, Fresh Cut Grass, Coffee and Bacon. Most of the candle scents suggested by family, however some are recommended by customers.


Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 106 full-time faculty from 16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three public colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program.  The MBA program is offered with nine concentrations and five dual degree options. The Executive MBA program offer two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare

 executives.  The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master’s degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines.  The college boasts nine undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to beendorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2023 02:42 PM