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How to Raise Your Prices and Delight Your Customers (At The Same Time) branding your business making money selling soap

Many years ago, I started selling my handmade soap at craft shows and farmers markets for five dollars a bar. Like many soapmakers, I wasn't sure how to price my products.

I relied too heavily on...

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Q+A with a CPA: Keeping Track of Your Inventory for Tax Purposes guest contributors making money selling soap

This time of year, folks tend to ask a whole lotta questions about managing their inventory, what to count and what not to count, and the best practices to keeping track of inventory...

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Simple Tips to Help You Create Successful Craft Show Booth Designs and Setups branding your business making money selling soap

One of the biggest things soapmakers agonize over when it comes to doing shows is how to setup a successful craft show booth. There's a lot of great and common advice out there about what tables to...

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Ready to Outsource Your Bookkeeping? Here's What You Need to Know making money selling soap

I'm constantly recommending that other folks outsource the parts of their businesses that they aren't the best at, and for a lot of soapmakers, that's bookkeeping! So, today, we're diving into...

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Getting Started with Bookkeeping for Handmade Businesses making money selling soap

Over a year and a half ago, I was tearing my hair out over the mess of bookkeeping records I had kept in Wave Apps for my first year in business with Modern Soapmaking. After staring blankly at my...

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Getting Alternative Funding for Your Soap Company making money selling soap starting a soap business

One of the most common emails I get in my inbox is along the lines of "I have $50, how do I start my business?" or "I can't afford the bigger soap molds I need to increase production, help!"...

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5 Quick Tips to Masterminding Wholesale making money selling soap starting a soap business

For a lot of soapmakers, wholesale sounds like a scary challenge. But it's not as hard or terrifying as it's made out to be! If you've decided to wholesale your soap, and have a good...

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To Be Successful, Know the True Cost of Your Handmade Soap making money selling soap starting a soap business
 
How much should I sell my house for? What should a meal cost in a restaurant? My neighbor is selling her car for $10k, so that’s what I’m going to price mine.

Um...what?!

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It's not enough to be "not racist."

We must do better.

We must be actively anti-racist in our professional and personal lives to change how society works. Black soapmakers, Indigenuous soapmakers, and soapmakers of color deserve an equal opportunity to live freely, make money, and follow their dreams. Read our anti-racism pledge, see what we are doing, & find out how you can join us in closing the gap.

Learn more about our commitment to anti-racism in business.