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Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild: Finding Like-Minded Peers 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 Soap...

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Why You Absolutely Need Insurance Before You Sell a Single Bar of Soap starting a soap business

Some of the most common questions I get via my contact form here on Modern Soapmaking are:

  • Why do I need insurance to sell my soap?
  • Do I really need insurance before I start my soap...
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DIY Design: What's the difference between RGB and CMYK? branding your business starting a soap business

If you choose to DIY your design or hire a graphic designer, you might be a little confused about print and web specifications.

When it comes to design, there are many different color...

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Taking Your Own Headshots Until You Can Hook Up with a Pro branding your business promoting your products starting a soap business

I am terrified of the camera, I'd much rather be behind it than in front of it. Plus, just like all of my lovely readers, I'm very much so in bootstrap mode of business.

I have professional photos...

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Interview: Suds Up with Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Soap Queen, and More! soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

I absolutely love doing the interview series here on Modern Soapmaking, but today is the day for one of my favorites of all time!

This fab soaper has been an inspiration and mentor to me over...

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How to Fix it When You Screw Up starting a soap business

There's one thing I can promise you about being in biz for yourself. I'd sign a guarantee on it, in blood. I swear.

You are going to drop the ball.

At least once. Probably more than once. And...

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How to Kick Fear in the Face... Hardcore starting a soap business

Being in biz has been a lot about kicking fear in the face for me.

When I started Central Soapers Workshop, my social anxiety was so bad that I avoided phone calls with vendors, speakers, and...

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7 Ways to Slow Down from Your Highly Caffeinated Life starting a soap business

Are you going a million miles a minute as an entrepreneur? Drink so much coffee that you've considered an IV drip? You aren't alone! I promise!

There's always a ton of things to do, and it's easy...

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5 Killer Productivity Apps I Can't Live Without starting a soap business

As solo entrepreneurs, we wear many hats. Research & Development Director. Marketing Team. Accountant. Production Manager. Advertising. The list goes on and on. It's so easy to get distracted...

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The Reality of Mental Health Awareness as an Entrepreneur starting a soap business

Like thousands of other teenagers, I found solace in self harm and substance abuse. I've sat alone in darkness (both real and imagined), and contemplated suicide more times...

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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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