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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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How to Make Managing Your Email Easy starting a soap business

Owning a small business gets a little crazy, pulling you in a million different directions all the time. However, if you asked me what the hardest part was, I'd say managing your email is at the...

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How To Choose The Best Name for Your Soap Business branding your business starting a soap business

Over the last week, I've spoken to no less than a dozen soapmakers who were held up in the process of starting their soap business because they couldn't choose a soap business name! Many of these...

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If You Could Start Your Soap Business Over, What Would You Do Differently? starting a soap business

One of my favorite things about our Facebook group is that interesting discussions are always taking place! Recently, one of our members, Jennifer Jansen (From the Blue House) kicked off a great...

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6 Ways to Prevent Holiday Season Burnout and Stress starting a soap business

For most soap company owners, the holiday season is a double-edged sword. It's typically the largest sales season for a lot of small business owners, which means money - yay! On the other hand,...

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Review: Soap Bar Lounge Soap Dish (Made in the USA Soap Dish to Sell with Your Soaps!) guest contributors starting a soap business

This post is brought to you courtesy of Izza.

Soap dishes may seem like a small detail, but when you are soap maker who has artfully designed your recipe, you wouldn't want your soap...

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The Latest Soap Design Techniques are Beautiful, But Are They Worth It? starting a soap business

A lot of folks found Modern Soapmaking through one of my tutorials or YouTube videos, and that's fabulous - really, it is! I love playing with new soap design techniques and of course,...

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What to Do When You Attract a Herd of Copycats: Dealing with Imitation & Theft starting a soap business

You know that good ole phrase? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? It doesn't stop it from being downright annoying, does it?

One of the most common issues that crop up in the...

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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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