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The Cosmetic Labeling Mistakes I Always Made (Are You Making Them, Too?) starting a soap business

Feminine Face & Body Soap Duo from the now defunct Amathia Soapworks which shows some common labeling mistakes!

Once upon a time, I worked freelance as a graphic designer, and my first...

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An Overview of the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015, S. 1014 news and updates starting a soap business

As luck would have it, a new bill was introduced during my move to Arizona from Missouri while I was completely missing in action! On April 20, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

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That One Time I Didn't Die On A Cruise Ship (#IndieCruise 2015) news and updates starting a soap business

Freedom of the Seas, the cruise ship we were on, hanging out in the Bahamas while we enjoyed the beach

I promise, I'm not being dramatic. But a little background story would probably be...

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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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#FM2UReads: In February, Love is in the Air - or is it? news and updates starting a soap business

Throughout 2015, I'm giving away my favorite books that have helped shape me as an entrepreneur. One lucky duck snagged REWORK in January (which I highly recommend if you missed it!), so let's hit...

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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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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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