HSCG at CSW 2014

Recently, the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild was lucky enough to send Guild President Feleciai Favroth and Executive Director Leigh O’Donnell out to the 2014 Central Soapers Workshop, held this year in Overland Park, Kansas. The brainchild of Kenna Cote (speaking this year at #soapconf14!!), this fast-growing gathering was designed especially for soapmakers in the …

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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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Soap Angel Investors

Angel investors are a well-known concept in Silicon Valley, where their deep pockets help start up cash-strapped businesses. Have you ever heard, however, of the soap angel concept? Photo by Flickr member Paul Esson. Used under a Creative Commons License. Soapmakers are a generous bunch, as the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild has witnessed many …

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Last Call, Early Birds: Party Like It’s 2013

How many professional development seminars do you go to where participants are turning cartwheels in the aisles while networking in a fun, energy-filled evening? How many conferences have you attended with festivities capping off each day of classes? We are incredibly fortunate to run just such a conference and will have sponsored evening festivities every …

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Invest in Yourself

If you’re a soapmaker looking to invest in yourself and your business, you need to attend the 16th annual HSMG conference in Raleigh,NC, May 17-19. Why? We think member Janey Davies of Scrubology Soap, sums it up nicely: “This group is the best! The annual conferences are packed full of practical information, enabling us to …

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Even MORE 2013 Conference Speakers

Last month, we introduced some of the speakers who will be joining us in Raleigh next May for the 2013 annual conference. Let us tempt you with a few more of the 2013 conference speakers and their topics: From organic to gluten-free and everything in between, Gay Timmons of Oh Oh Organic will help you …

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2013 Conference Speaker Sneak Peek

Are you joining us in Raleigh next May for the 16th annual HSMG Annual Conference? Let us tempt you with a sneak peek at some of the amazing speakers you will see at the 2013 conference: Discover the joys of working with pourable silicon to make your own, custom molds with Amanda Griffin of Lovin …

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Meet the New Board!

July is a month of change in the Guild.  A new board took office in July: some new, some continuing their 2 year terms, and some taking on new roles.  We caught up with the board members to find out a little bit more about the women serving the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild this year. President …

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Business Focus: Great Networking in Miami

When you come to the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild conference in two weeks, be sure to bring lots of business cards. If you have attended previous HSMG conferences in the past, then you know that the conference is an excellent place for networking. Throughout the conference you will find business networking opportunities.  If this is your …

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