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Can You Learn to Be a Great Teacher? An Interview with Lori of The Nova Studio soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

The Nova Studio is celebrating 15 years of being a trusted source of education and information for those interested in making their own soap and bath and body products. Kenna (the owner of...

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Can SMART goals make successful web design easy? making money selling soap starting a soap business

Before you can dive into your web design, either starting from scratch or doing some updates, you need to be crystal clear on what your goals are. And those goals should be all about making your...

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How to Use SEO Basics to Help People Discover Your Website promoting your products starting a soap business

If you are jumping into creating (or improving) your business website, you have probably heard how important search engine optimization (SEO) is. But, you might not really understand what it is and...

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What You Need to Get Started with Production Soapmaking making money selling soap starting a soap business

Since releasing my guide to masterbatching and production efficiency, available exclusively in Next Level, soapmakers often ask me about specific recommendations for production soapmaking...

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How to Use Website Tests to See Your Website Like Your Visitors promoting your products starting a soap business

One of the hardest truths to grasp for small business owners when it comes to websites is this ain't about you! Instead, your focus should always be your visitors and how they see your website.

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How to Create a Website Your Perfect Customer Will Love promoting your products starting a soap business

It may sound simplistic, but our first piece of advice when it comes to websites is, have one! Without fail, people will ask about social media accounts and various sales channels (like Etsy) as...

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How to Know If You Need a New Website for Your Soap Business promoting your products starting a soap business

Does your current website actually work for your soap business? If not, is it time to scrap it and start over with a new website? Or, can you save time and money by doing some updating on your...

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How to Stay Inspired & Competitive: An Interview with Charlene Simon soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

As an Arkansas girl myself, I've spent quite a bit of time in the city of Hot Springs, walking Bathhouse Row, popping into gift shops, and feeding ducks on Lake Hamilton. And, as a soapmaker, of...

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The Best Reasons to Sell Wholesale Handmade Soap making money selling soap starting a soap business

A lot of times when fresh-faced soapmakers jump into biz, they hear about wholesale and the first question they ask is WHY. Why would I ever want to wholesale my handmade soap? In fact, this is a...

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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.

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