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Why No One is Too Small to Follow the Labeling Rules & Cosmetics Regulations starting a soap business

In discussions about the rules and regulations around selling handmade bath and body products in Facebook groups and soapmaking forums, I see it time and time again. Usually, someone asks for...

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Recommended Cosmetics Industry Publications for Indie Business Owners starting a soap business

Soapmakers tend to live in their own little worlds, getting immersed in the latest tutorials and experiments by other soapmakers, as well as blog posts by niche industry writers (like me!...

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Interview with Maria of Seagrape Bath + Body, Featured Soapmaker & Biz Owner soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

I'm always on the prowl to feature soapmakers who are making their way in the big ole world of small business. This week, I wanted to feature a soapmaker I came across on Instagram and have...

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How to Know When You Are Ready to Start a Soap Company of Your Own starting a soap business

As a business coach in the handmade soap making industry, I get asked often about how long a soapmaker should wait before they start a soap company. It even comes up in our Facebook group often,...

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Interview with Teri of Infusion Breast Care Botanicals, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

This month, I'm following the adventures of four American Made finalists in the Beauty category, and getting up close and personal to see what we can learn from their business-building experiences....

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Interview with Maia of Astrida Naturals, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

This month, I'm following the adventures of four American Made finalists in the Beauty category, and getting up close and personal to see what we can learn from their business-building experiences....

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Interview with Stacia of Handcrafted Honey Bee, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

This month, I'm following the adventures of four American Made finalists in the Beauty category, and getting up close and personal to see what we can learn from their business-building experiences....

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Shipping Handmade Soap, Cosmetics, & Other Bath Goodies branding your business starting a soap business

One of the scariest parts of opening a soap company tends to be the huge task of shipping handmade soap and cosmetics, but it doesn't need to be this way!

While shipping may seem complicated, if...

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Interview with Julia of Thesis Beauty, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

It's that time of year again!

Fall... pumpkin spice everything, the impending doom of the busy holiday season, and of course, the Martha Stewart's American Made competition!

American Made is...

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Avoiding Fraudulent Orders & Scams That Target Handmade Soapmakers starting a soap business

You've worked hard setting up your shop, taking photos of your products, writing stellar product descriptions, and filling the orders as they trickle in to your new business. And then it happens!...

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Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade news and updates starting a soap business

A few months ago (seriously, like in June...), Hunting Handmade approached me and asked if I would be interested in sharing their new ebook called The Art of Audience Building for Etsy...

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Soap Business starting a soap business

I've been asked a lot for advice about how to start a soap business. (Duh, that's why I'm here!) So I decided to round up the most common bits and pieces of advice I've given over the years into...

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