Soap and Cosmetic Business
3.8 (22 ratings)
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Soap and Cosmetic Business

Starting and running your small bath and body company
3.8 (22 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
91 students enrolled
Created by Erica D Pence
Last updated 4/2014
English [Auto]
Price: $139.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to write a business plan
  • Learn about the legal aspects of running a business
  • Learn to market and sell your products
  • Learn how to protect your company
  • Learn how to start and setup your business for success
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to set aside a few hours per week to work on business plan
  • Take notes and use the accompanying manual full of samples and resources

Learn many aspects of running your own soap or bath and body company, including business set-up, marketing your products, selling at craft shows, online, consignment and wholesale, liability insurance considerations, record keeping and more.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Business start-up
  • Writing a business plan
  • Basic marketing
  • Selling online and at craft shows
  • Selling consignment and wholesale
  • Protecting your company
  • Record keeping
  • Finding professional help

Includes: Business Manual PDF - 101 pages of info with worksheets and activities

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Who this course is for:
  • Soapmakers
  • Cosmetic Makers
  • Anyone wanting to start a small craft business
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 07:22:28
+ Before You Start a Business
4 lectures 34:59

Before starting a business, you should make sure that owning one is right for you.

Preview 06:53

It is important to understand the difference between a hobby and a business as this will affect your taxes and how you are viewed by the government.

Is It A Business or a Hobby?

Naming your business is an important aspect in start-ups, but is often overlooked or done as an afterthought.

Naming Your Business
Finding Your Niche
Before Your Start
5 questions
+ Starting Your Business
7 lectures 02:16:54
Business Start-Up Checklist

A business plan is an important living document that should be created by all businesses. It is labor intensive and requires research and a lot of thought.

Writing a Basic Business Plan
Business Plan
10 questions
Business Plan Template by SCORE
31 pages
Start-up Costs and Funding
Choose Your Business Structure

This slideshow explains required registrations. You can find links to the offices to find the registration forms you need in your manual.

Registrations, Licenses, and Permits
Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights
Starting Your Business
10 questions
+ Money Matters
2 lectures 41:52
Pricing Power
Bookkeeping 101
Money Matters
7 questions
+ Soap and Cosmetic Considerations
4 lectures 01:00:22

There are benefits to being a member of trade associations.

Trade Association Membership
Product Liability Insurance
Basics of Labeling and GMP
Soapmaker Software
Soap and Cosmetic Considerations
6 questions
+ Selling Your Products
3 lectures 01:31:02
Craft and Trade Shows
Selling Online
Wholesale and Consignment
10 questions
+ Marketing 101
3 lectures 36:43

A marketing plan is part of your business plan. This slideshow focuses on free ideas for business promotion.

Marketing 101
Social Media Crash Course
Marketing 101
8 questions