Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild Credit Card Processing Program

Business Focus, For Members7 Comments

HSMG Programs and Services Keeps it Coming!  Another NEW Member Benefit! Looking for a better merchant account solutions? We are pleased to announce that the HSMG is now offering a discounted merchant services program to the membership. This benefit is available to both Soapmaker and Vendor members.  There are low rates for credit card, debit card and check processing, no … Read More

Free Webstore at SoapGuildStores.com

Business Focus, For Members0 Comments

What? A fee free customizable web store at SoapGuildStores.com! Yes, it’s true!  A new fantastic member benefit! Taken advantage of your new member benefit yet?  All members are eligible for a free webstore at SoapGuildStores.com. The store may be used to actually sell products and take orders or as a brochure site directing visitors to your main eCommerce site. You … Read More

Legislative Update: Major Changes Coming in the U.S. House of Representatives

General, Industry News & Legislation, Uncategorized0 Comments

Now almost two weeks after the November 2, 2010 election, some of the dust is starting to settle and we are beginning to see how the Congressional landscape is going to change. With Republicans winning more than 60 seats in the House of Representatives, the Democratic led House will move to the minority in January 2011, and the Republicans will … Read More

Business Focus: Why Write A Business Plan

Business Focus1 Comment

When you started selling your soap, did you start out with an idea that you would make handcrafted soap and immediately write your business plan?  Or were you like many small businesses; your hobby morphed into a business and you are just winging it? If you fall into the latter category, it’s never too late to write a business plan. … Read More

BLOG SPOTLIGHT – Funky Chunks Soap Company

Spotlights1 Comment

Lather*Rinse*Inspire My name is Michele and I’m the owner and Soapstress at the Funky Chunks Soap Company. My love of soap started at a very young age. I was introduced to soapmaking as a small child by my Great Grandmother. Her experiments with soapmaking were never dull and sometimes quite dangerous. She used leftover soap bits, oils and colognes to … Read More