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Meet the Three New People Who Care About Your Success

We recently put out the call for applications to join the Modern Soapmaking team. Success Coordinator is a unique position, and we needed two. The right candidates had to have soapmaking expertise and mad organizational skills. And they needed to be customer service oriented and fit seamlessly into the Modern Soapmaking community! With close to one hundred applicants, some impressive video submissions, and several nontraditional Zoom interviews, y’all brought the goods! So much so that we decided to hire three applicants rather than the planned two. Why not, right!? We just had our biggest month ever in July here at

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How to Light Your Product Photos Like a Pro

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

What is 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 …

58 Photography Terms You Need to Know

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 …

An Interview with River County Soapworks: How to Knock Out Obstacles & Build Your Best Biz

When Kenna tasked me with doing our Soapmaker Success Stories interviews, Robin Hertz of River County Soapworks was at the top of my list of …

How to Understand & Get the Soap Business Insurance You Need

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, …

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 …

Q+A with a CPA: How to Handle Home Business Taxes Like a Professional

A lot of great soap companies got their start in home kitchens, spare bedrooms, and garages. And we think that’s awesome! Creating great products in …

The Introduction of the Personal Care Products Safety Act 2019 in the United States Senate

It’s been a while since our last update on cosmetics regulations reform when the Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate saw a hearing. …

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

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 …