2015 Conference: Soap Highlights

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Happy (nearly) Halloween! Have you inserted pumpkin into your product lines? Are you ingesting pumpkin, spices, and all things orange for the season? Are you layering chai lip balm over your pumpkin seed oil-based sugar scrub and pumpkin body butter? How about registering for the 2015 HSCG conference? [cue record scratch and music coming to a screeching halt] Just like … Read More

2015 Conference: Extra Learning

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Conference not enough for you? Add on one of our four half day seminars the day before the conference starts. This year, we’re covering social media, branding, product photography, and a hands-on soapmaking class. We think you’ll learn plenty at conference, but these seminars offer an additional learning opportunity, particularly useful if you don’t have access to local classes or … Read More

2015 Conference: Business Highlights

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April 18, 2015: Where will you be? The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild will be in Indianapolis, welcoming 450 lucky attendees to our annual conference. And what, pray tell, happens during this conference? Oh, we are so glad you asked…we’ll be packing nearly 2 dozen speaker sessions covering topics ranging from business to product-making, an exhibitor hall, a product showcase … Read More

Announcing 2015’s Keynote Speaker!

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We are excited to officially announce Andreea Ayers as keynote speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild’s 2015 Annual Conference. Join us April 18-20 at the Westin Downtown Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana to hear Andreea kick off our 18th annual conference. Serial entrepreneur Andreea Ayers has a wide array of experience, including, of course, running a soapmaking company. Her … Read More

2014 Conference: The Soapy Trail

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Don’t think that you have to be a seasoned professional to attend HSCG’s annual conferences. They are, in fact, perfect for soapmakers of all skill levels. And since we started as the Soap Guild, you can bet that we have some of the best soapmaking sessions around (not that we brag…much). Today, we’re presenting this year’s HSCG conference speakers who … Read More

2014 Conference: The Business Track

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Next in our mini-series highlighting conference speakers: the business track. You have your products nailed, but what about all the other stuff? You know, things like running the actual business because most unfortunately (as much as we’d like to whip up a lotion that turns to cash in a modern-day version of alchemy), creating products in the lab doesn’t auto-magically … Read More

Introducing 2013 Conference Keynote….

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We can’t think of a better way to kick off three days of total immersion into the art, craft, and business of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic world than with a keynote by a fellow small business owner with a fiery passion for moving your business from “blah, blah, blah” to “BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!”. The HSMG is proud to announce … Read More