How to Create a Website Your Perfect Customer Will Love

Create a website your customer will love

It may sound simplistic, but our first piece of advice when it comes to websites is, have one! Without fail, people will ask about social media accounts and various sales channels (like Etsy) as alternatives to creating a website. Bad idea! When it comes to your biz, youā€™ve got to build your own house – […]

How to Know If You Need a New Website for Your Soap Business

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Does your current website actually work for your soap business? If not, is it time to scrap it and start over with a new website? Or, can you save time and money by doing some updating on your current site? We are here to help you make your website work for you and your customers. […]

How To Choose The Best Name for Your Soap Business

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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 soapmakers already had ideas for branding aesthetics and product line themes. Some of these soapmakers even knew exactly who […]

If You Could Start Your Soap Business Over, What Would You Do Differently?

If You Could Start Your Soap Business Over, What Would You Do Differently?

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 topic by asking: “If you had the chance to start your soap business over again, from scratch, knowing what you know now, what […]

The Latest Soap Design Techniques are Beautiful, But Are They Worth It?

A lot of folks found Modern Soapmaking through one of my tutorials or YouTube videos, and that’s fabulous – really, it is!Ā I love playing with new soap design techniques and of course, challenging myself with difficult color schemes (rainbows!) I’ve noticed lately that there is a hot new soap design technique coming around every month […]

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

Are You Ready To Start a Soap Company of Your Own?

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, and it usually doesn’t go so smoothly. Here’s why: Experienced soapmakers with longstanding soap businesses may seem negative or appear as […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start 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 one gigantic resource. I’ve listed up ten things I think everyone should know before they start […]

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

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SomeĀ 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 company?Ā  Where can I getĀ the right kind of insurance? Hurray! Insurance! It’s such a fun topic. (Can someone wipe this […]