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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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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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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.

Learn more about our commitment to anti-racism in business.