HSMG Members Exhibit at the Orlando Gift Show!

They are having a blast and the reports are good! As you may know, the HSMG was offered a booth at both the Orlando and Las Vegas Gift Shows in 2011run by Wholesale Crafts and the American Craft Retailers Expo.  We selected 3 soapmakers to participate with us and exhibit their wares for the Orlando show.  The Orlando, FL …

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Business Focus: 10 Activities For Your Business During Post Holiday Production Slow Downs

Now that we’ve successfully made it through the holidays and into the new year, many soapmakers now have a brief slow-down in orders, which is the perfect time to  work on other business activities that tend to take a back burner during the holiday rush.  Before the Valentine’s and spring orders tart to kick in, …

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WASHINGTON UPDATE: What to Expect in the 112th Congress?

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HSMG DC ADVOCATES MARY ANNE WALSH & RICK LIMARDO: As Capitol Hill prepares to close the chapter on the 111th Congress and convene a new session this month, we want to take a moment to evaluate and provide an overview of the changes that The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and its …

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2011 HSMG Conference Scholarships Available!

Yes, that’s right!  You may be able to attend for FREE! Stratus Insurance, the HSMG insurance provider, is generously offering two scholarships to the HSMG 2011 Annual Conference in sunny Miami, FL! The scholarships will cover your Conference registration, 4 nights hotel stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown and $500 in cash for travel and other …

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