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#FM2UReads: January is All About Reworking Your Biz news and updates starting a soap business

To celebrate your awesomeness in 2015, I have a series of #FM2UReads planned throughout the year. These are some of my favorite business books of all time, and you'll get the chance to snag them....

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Improve Your Productivity in 2015 The Old Fashioned Way starting a soap business

Everyone knows I'm a tech geek, but there is one way I still revert back to the old fashioned ways of pen and paper: planning.

Since the new year is right around the corner, I wanted to share my...

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Watermarks: Should You Use Them to Prevent Image Theft? promoting your products starting a soap business

I've recently spoken about what is legal and illegal when it comes to content found on the web, but I wanted to dive into this more with a specific talk about images and watermarks.

I've seen a...

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Video: Lavender & Cedar Split Tiger Stripe Soap soap recipes and tutorials

I've been spending a lot of time playing in the soapy workshop this month, swatching colorants for a new edition of Swatch Mania and creating tutorials for y'all.

When I got my hands on the new ...

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The Most Commonly Mispronounced Cosmetic Ingredients soap science and info

Over the years, my other half has gotten more involved with my love of soapmaking. At first, I had to convert him from being in love with the convenience of body wash, which wasn't so difficult -...

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Tutorial: Pastel Four Color Gradient Layers Soap (ISC) soap recipes and tutorials

It's time for another Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial!

Jaime from Sleeping Gypsy received one of the ISC kits, and whipped up this bright treat inspired by Mungo...

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Introducing the New Owner of Gratitude Soapery news and updates

When I opened Give Gratitude, I didn't really know what to expect. I didn't know how many applications were going to come in, or if anyone else was as passionate as I was when I started Gratitude...

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The Importance of Stellar Product Photography (& Why You CAN Totally DIY) promoting your products starting a soap business

Unless you are selling your products in person, 24/7, 365 days a year, your product photography impacts your bottom line every single day.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words,...

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12 Common Photography Mistakes That Might Be Costing You Sales promoting your products starting a soap business

When it comes to running an indie biz, we become accustomed to wearing many hats - accountant, sales rep, copywriter, etc. It's hard to be completely awesome at every aspect of biz, but some...

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Indie Business Network: Why I Love Being an Indie Girl starting a soap business

Recently, I talked a little bit about why you need product liability insurance before you start selling or giving away your soap, and I just knew I needed to catch up with the Handcrafted...

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Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild: Finding Like-Minded Peers starting a soap business

Recently, I talked a little bit about why you need product liability insurance before you start selling or giving away your soap, and I just knew I needed to catch up with the Handcrafted Soap...

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