Put Yourself on the Map

You’ve seen this before. Usually when you are searching for a store. Well, what about all the rabid fans of handcrafted soap? How are they supposed to get their fix? Where do they go to find handcrafted soap? Enter the (wait for it) Store Locator (yeah, baby, yeah). This handy, dandy locator works just like …

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There’s a New Store in Town!

Did you catch the news earlier this month? We are excited to announce a new discount, exclusively for members, on your very own website (yup, no more sharing your ecommerce site with someone else or lots of someone elses. You can hog, I mean, have this one all to yourself, bwa ha ha haaaa). HSCG …

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Rates are going down; we’re yelling TIMBER!

The HSCG is excited to announce that our rates for general and product liability insurance have been reduced by $20 per year! This is big, fat, honking news! Alright, so insurance doesn’t sound sexy, but trust us, it is. Imagine this: You make products. You sell products. Everything’s going great, until that day that someone’s …

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2014 Conference: The Soapy Trail

Don’t think that you have to be a seasoned professional to attend HSCG’s annual conferences. They are, in fact, perfect for soapmakers of all skill levels. And since we started as the Soap Guild, you can bet that we have some of the best soapmaking sessions around (not that we brag…much). Today, we’re presenting this …

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Scholarship Applications Open

We are excited to announce that once again, Veracity Insurance Solutions is offering two full scholarships to the 2014 conference! Really want to join in Tucson at the 2014 conference but can’t afford it? Already a member? If so, you need to check out the scholarship. Veracity is generously offering a “full ride” to 2 …

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Get With the Program

Have you gotten with the program? The teacher program, that is. Ever wonder what that apple is next to a member’s name in the ‘Find a Soapmaker’ listings? Nope, it’s not a signifier that a member has an especially voracious appetite or that they’re the apple of our eyes (couldn’t resist the pun). It’s actually …

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5 Benefits of Certification

Have you been considering certification with the HSCG? Wondering why one would be certified? Check out what a few of our members have to say about how certification has helped their businesses: “Certification Badges are a great way to add credibility to your business cards, web site, LinkedIn profile and Facebook page. It gives a …

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Soap Gallery Goes Big

Pictures. Who doesn’t love checking out a great picture? We are *ahem* well acquainted with the dangers of the picture wonderland/time sinkhole known as Pinterest and we’d venture to guess you and your customers are big fans of pretty pictures as well. That’s why the HSCG has a Soap Gallery available for the public to …

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Member Card Comeback

Do you remember what happened when you used to renew your Guild membership? Perhaps you recall opening your mailbox to find that shiny folder of information with a membership card tucked very officiously in the front pocket waiting for you inside? Birds were chirping, your soap always behaved….okay, perhaps we embellish. Those rose-tinted glasses are …

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Hot Off the Press: New Brochures!

If you have been living under a rock for the past few years, it’s time to break out you may not have heard of our ‘Why Handcrafted Soap?’ brochure. These wildly popular brochures explain just why consumers want to spoil themselves rotten with a bar of handcrafted soap. When HSMG members voted to welcome cosmetic …

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