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Homemade Holiday Gifting

It’s early November, the snow is falling and you’re being bombarded with the thought of gift-giving. You haven’t even finished…

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Packing Your Holiday Soap

So you’ve made soaps, mixed some peppermint oil in and created that fancy swirl technique to “wow” your friends and family. Now…

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Hobby to Business Series: Craft Show Season

Preface Craft show season is once again upon us, providing the perfect venue for Artisans to get out in the…

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Hobby to Business Series: Where to Sell Your Product

Where to Sell Your Product Finding a place to sell your handmade goods can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure…

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Hobby to Business Series: Labeling Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Labeling segment in our Hobby to Business Series. Ideally, you have now either conjured…

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Hobby to Business Series: Cosmetic Labeling

Today we will explore some of the general cosmetic labeling guidelines as well as some useful tips to take into consideration.

Hobby To Business Series: Packaging
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Hobby to Business Series: Packaging

Product packaging tells the story of you and your brand. Not only does it make a great marketing tool, but…

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Hobby to Business Series: Establishing Your Brand

Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored the first steps of turning a hobby into a business. With products developed…

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Hobby to Business Series: Calculating Cost

Foreword With craft show season rapidly approaching, I wanted to share how to take a closer look at your production…

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Hobby to Business Series: Product Development

    Foreword “Imitation is sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton In the last post of our Hobby…

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Hobby to Business Series: What Will You Sell?

Determining What to Sell I firmly believe the old saying “slow and steady wins the race” holds true. As crafters,…

Hobby To Business Series: Thoughts To Consider
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Hobby to Business Series: Thoughts to Consider

Welcome to the third edition of our series covering everything you need to know about turning your hobby into a…

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Small Business Saturday: Never Give Up

Make money. Create your own schedule. Be your own boss. Who wouldn’t want to live this vision? Turning your hobby…

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Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

The Birth of Bulk Apothecary Picture it: Streetsboro, Ohio, 2008. A small company called Natural Essentials owned by a family…

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Tips for Starting a Candle Business

Tips for Starting a Candle Business You love the pleasant smell and relaxing glow of a candle. In fact, you…

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Common Mistakes Business Owners Make

Common Mistakes Business Owners Make Building a business to sell your handmade soaps can be extremely rewarding. It’s a great…