Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business

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Storey Publishing, LLC, 1999 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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With a $15 investment, Sandy Maine turned her love of soapmaking into a $1 million business. Now, in Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business, she shares her business-building methods and inspiring philosophy to help you run a profitable business doing exactly what you love. You'll learn how to create a sound business plan, analyze your market and price your products, set up a system for keeping accounts and records organized, design print and on-line marketing materials, employ staff, and much more. She also features profiles of successful entrepreneurs in many areas, including aromatherapy and herbal bodycare.


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About the author (1999)

Sandy Maine's interest in soapmaking started early in life as she watched her grandmother make utilitarian soap in their home. In 1979, she founded SunFeather Natural Soap Company with a $15.00 investment. And today, she is still operating the business, employing 20 people who produce about 4,000 pounds of soap each week. Sandy is the author of Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business and The Soap Book, which received the 1997 Benjamin Franklin Award. She is a member of Business for Social Responsibility and a number of environmental and human rights organizations. Sandy tithes to more than 10 humanitarian and environmental causes from the sale of SunFeather soaps. She is known for her dedication to creating innovative soap products, such as soapdough and soap tassels.

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