Dash on Over for Early Bird Savings

It’s that time. Holiday madness is finally over, corporate taxes are filed (maybe), and cocoa butter and rose fill the air as you ship out Valentine’s Day orders, or maybe just the Valentine’s Day bath you are drawing for yourself during this unusually chilly year. Before you get too deep into that rose petal and …

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Get more out of your conference experience with Intensive Seminars

You’re making the investment to come to HSCG’s 2014 Conference, May 20-22, in Tucson, Arizona. How would you like to get some extra class time in while you’re there? You can do that with our in-depth seminar sessions. There are four intensive seminars being held on Monday, May 19th, the day before the conference officially …

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2014 Conference: The Business Track

Next in our mini-series highlighting conference speakers: the business track. You have your products nailed, but what about all the other stuff? You know, things like running the actual business because most unfortunately (as much as we’d like to whip up a lotion that turns to cash in a modern-day version of alchemy), creating products …

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May 2014 Conference: The Cosmetic Track

Warm apple cider in steaming mugs, cinnamon wafting through the air, cooling temperatures, leaf peeping (should you be so lucky as to live in a deciduously-blessed area), and a mad dash towards the holidays. Yup, fall has most definitely arrived. So why are we talking about next spring? Well, May 20, 2014 marks the start …

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Win Your Way to Tucson!

How would you like to be joining us in Tucson next year for 3 days straight of talking soap and all the cosmetics you can handle? Three days of classes, food, parties, and hobnobbing with soap-lebrities and industry professionals. Three days of learning from the very best, networking with vendors, testing your skills with certification …

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Conference Coverage: Again, from the top!

Today, we are exciting to announce the release of our official 2013 HSCG conference video. Produced by videographer Adam Grogin of Monster Productions, this video will give you a flavor of what our annual conferences are all about. (If you’re reading this from a reader, you can check out this video and past conference videos …

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2014: Don’t get left in the dust!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you this announcement. We may  be, oh, 335 days away from the 2014 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild’s Annual Conference, but we are already approaching a deadline and we don’t want you to miss out on the savings! Through June 30, we have a discounted registration rate …

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Conference Highlights: 2013 Longevity Awards

Every year at the Annual Conference, we celebrate members who have been with us for half a decade or more. (If you’re in the handcrafted cosmetic industry and you’re not a member, hello, why not?! Check out more about membership here.) This year, at our 2013 conference in Raleigh, we sent a great, big cheer …

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Welcome to Raleigh, it’s #soapconf13 time!

The Welcome banner has been hung with care, conference crew is here and we can’t wait to see you at the 2013 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference, starting Friday (officially, that is, with pre-conference half-day sessions and a welcome reception Thursday). Conference crew members have been landing over the past several days and are …

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Tips for HSCG Conference Attendees

If this year’s conference is your first, have no fear. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your first experience is a good one: Rest up prior to the conference. Trust us – you’ll thank us for this Sunday morning. We will keep your brain and body busy from sunup to sundown. You’ll …

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