Round ‘em up, Social Media Pardners!

Did you attend this year’s HSCG conference in Tucson? You may have caught some of the media coverage (including a live spot on KOLD and coverage in the Arizona Daily Star), but, as usual, attendees were hard at work sharing live updates from conference. There’s no substitute for being at a conference, but get a …

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Stretch those Pinning-Tweeting-Selfie-Taking Muscles…it’s Conference Contest Time

Are you joining us at the annual HSCG conference next week? Get ready for a boatload of awesome contests. We’ve already mentioned Soapers’ Showcase and raffle prizes. Today, we want to clue you into the social media contest. Guild conference attendees always enthusiastically share their experiences – why not reward you for doing so? There’s …

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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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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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Why attend the 2011 Conference? A Personal Perspective

I’ve attended the HSMG Annual Conference for the past 5 years. Each year I am amazed at the depth of talent that we have access to as HSMG members (and guests to the conference). Over the years, I have learned so much about soapmaking, the business of soapmaking, ingredients, tradeshow marketing, etc… etc… The list …

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