Quick Tips: How to Make it Big

The handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry is one talented bunch and the collective wisdom from the scores of intrepid entrepreneurs and budding business owners is truly astounding. However, it’s easy to miss out on that business savvy when you’re just getting started and aren’t part of any industry groups, pages, or forums. And that’s where …

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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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9 Reasons Insurance is Worth Pondering

If you sell your soap, you need insurance.  Despite your careful formulation, good manufacturing practices, and thorough testing, liability claims can happen to any business.  Here are nine reasons why having general, product, and professional liability insurance is a good idea: 9.  Mold infiltrates your beautifully packaged finished soap 8.  A student is hurt while …

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It’s here! Canadian Product & Liability Insurance

Finally, the moment our Canadian members have been waiting for…. We are very pleased to announce that General Liability & Products Liability Insurance is now available to Canadian Members of the HSMG. The coverage will include: • $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limit • $2,000,000 Products-Completed Operations Aggregate Limit • $1,000,000 Personal and Advertising Injury Limit • …

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Business Focus: Holiday Sales Opportunities

Many of the season’s craft shows take place the first weekend of December. If you have participated in any craft shows this month  you probably sold a lot of your inventory; however you may have some left over.  I know I did. Rather than hold on to left over holiday soaps, here is an outlet …

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