My Best Advice for Successful Holiday Craft Shows

Every fall, a ton of questions from first-time holiday craft show vendors start streaming in. How much product do I take? What do I need? Any advice? If this sounds like burning hot questions, you need the answers to, we’ve got you. This year, we decided to put all our favorite advice together in one […]

How to Light Your Product Photos Like a Pro

How to light your product photos

Light is the most important part of photography! It doesn’t matter how spectacular your products look or how state-of-the-art your camera is; if your photography lighting is bad, your pictures are going to suck. Period. Keep in mind that your camera sees things differently than your eyes. Your camera is sensing how much light it […]

How to Make Your Camera Settings Work for You

Camera Settings How to Hands Holding Camera DSLR

Fiending for that fancy camera? Or have one in the closet that you never quite got the hang of? From ISO to f-stop, we are here to help you! Let’s get up close and personal with your camera settings. (Most of this info is going be focused on DSLR cameras, but a general understanding of […]

What is the Best Camera for Product Photos?

What's the best camera for product photos

In today’s world, owning a business that sells products usually means selling products online. But your customers can’t snag your goodies from their screen to touch, smell, or try.  Give them the next best thing – clear, mouth-watering product photos. To get great product shots, you need the right camera for the job. Or you […]

58 Photography Terms You Need to Know

Photography definitions woman holding camera

Are you ready to get in the know when it comes to photography terms? There’s a lot of jargon that pops up when you are talking photography (kind of like soapmaking).  If you hire a pro photographer, it’s easier to get what you want if you ask for it in their language. And, even if […]

How to Understand & Get the Soap Business Insurance You Need

Business owner considers insurance options

There are a ton of different kinds of insurance on the market, both for you and your family as well as your business. In general, insurance is there to protect you, your assets, or your business. But how do you make sure you get what you need and understand your coverage? For your biz, you […]

What Are the Best Soap Molds for Every Level?

When you get bitten by the soapmaking bug, just about *everything* starts to look like a potential mold. However, with experience, you narrow down what kind of soap mold works best for you. Whether you are a hobbyist, a teacher, or a soap business owner looking to scale up, this list of pros and cons […]

Are You in the Know on Cosmetic Regulations Reform? (USA)

Stay up to date on cosmetics legislation and regulation reform

It can be difficult to keep track of what is going on with legislation and regulations on top of the everyday business you already need to look after. More often than not, small biz owners are too busy running their own businesses to know what is happening in Washington D.C. – and who can blame […]

6 Books That Will Help You Think Like a Web Designer

One of the most common areas that soapmakers DIY in their businesses is building their first website. While so many platforms promise you won’t need to think like a web designer to make magic, I know that the concepts of successful web design can’t be guaranteed with a website builder. To pull off a stellar website […]