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Books on the business aspect of making and selling soaps and cosmetics.

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Good Manufacturing Practices (by Marie Gale)
For Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters

Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters shows how to take your desire for the best product possible, and use it as the basis for implementing good manufacturing practices that follow US and international guidelines.


Growing Your Handmade Business (by Keri Chapin)

How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Applying her trademark "you-can-do-it" coaching style to the nuts and bolts of business planning, Kari Chapin covers all of the issues involved in turning your creative hobby into a successful business.


Live More, Want Less (by Mary Carlomagno)

52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life

Live More, Want Less give readers a user-friendly non-judgmental approach to simplifying their lives in a week-at-a-time format. Offering personal narratives, a reflection on a Taoist-inspired "way" toward more meaning, and a list of daily practices that bring tangible change, Live More, Want Less provides universal guidelines for every reader's unique issue. 


Shark Tales (by Barbara Corcoran)

How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business

The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business.


Soap & Cosmetic Labeling (by Marie Gale)
How to follow THE RULES AND REGS Explained in Plain English

This is an excellent reference source for figuring out how to follow the labeling rules and regulations for soaps, cosmetics and other consumer products. With plenty of examples along with diagrams and drawings of different types of labels it is easy to use and understand. There is a complete chapter devoted to soap labeling with explanations about some of the more complicated (and controversial) issues concerning labeling soap.


The Handmade Marketplace (by Keri Chapin)

How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line

Turn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales.


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