Ask Anne-Marie: Getting Started With Your Small Business

Once you decide to start your soap and bath product business, it can be hard to know where to start. Anne-Marie answers viewer questions, from choosing a target market to product questions to revenue streams. If you’re thinking about starting your own soap and bath product business, this is a great place to start. If you're interested in watching Anne-Marie answer more business questions, check out this Ask Anne-Marie: Business Tips.

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  • 00:18 @Yuri Len - When starting a business how do we choose our target market? How do we know who is most likely to buy handmade soaps from us?
  • 02:05 @Danio Caw - Yehey how can a soap maker stand out in a market that is saturated with soap makers who all have access to the same ingredients and supplies? Thank you. Love you to bits, Anne Marie
  • 05:40 @Kelly Bennet - How do you decide which products/recipes/tips or tricks to copyright/trademark? Besides the obvious: logo, company name, base soap recipe. Thank you for doing another Q&A! I’ve been following for over 9 years!!
  • 08:07 @Delicaebath - What things did you make to promote yourself at the beginning?
  • 10:04 @Tmadden_ns - Best revenue stream to see profit? Farmers markets and wholesale don’t seem profitable
  • 12:14 @Synquette - When selling soaps can you sell a soap you made from a recipe you found online or your recipe has to be 100% original?

For more information on licensing and trademarks, check out this article about Business Licenses and Trademarks. If you're selling your products at markets, we have and article on How to Set Up Your Market Display.

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