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How to Launch a Successful Beauty Business With Marla Bosworth


How to Launch a Successful Beauty Business With Marla Bosworth

I help entrepreneurs launch beauty businesses through classes and consulting. I look forward to discussing your questions such as how to finding your niche, market research to determine consumer demand, wholesale, retail, and much more!

Website: http://www.backporchsoap.com
Location: Worldwide
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Discussion Forum

Where Do I Start?

Started by Melissa Love. Last reply by Shelia Adams Nov 3, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello Maria,I am just starting again, and I want to know do I start off with making sample of each item that I want to sell or do I buy all my products at one time and then start marketing?So far I…Continue

Introduce Yourself

Started by Marla Bosworth. Last reply by Marla Bosworth Sep 26, 2012. 80 Replies

Tell me a bit about yourself - your business, your challenges!

Private Sites

Started by IBN Member, Torrian Denise. Last reply by Melissa Love Sep 26, 2012. 4 Replies

I am looking for a site, such like a blog that has a log in feature in order to view it. As I expand my business to direct selling through a consultant program, I am looking for a way to communicate…Continue

part of market research- naic code and sic code

Started by Carole Mehling Nov 29, 2011. 0 Replies

I did some market research and  the Naic code and Sic code came up.  I wonder  which  number is correct ones?  For example,  Naic code 325611 and Sic code 2841: engaging in manufacturing and…Continue

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Comment by Kellea Tibbs on October 17, 2011 at 11:18am
Hello All. I am at the very beginning stages of exploring the handmade beauty business. I'm researching and hoping to make my first batch of products soon. I'm also exploring jewelry and greeting cards (hoping got get some of my greeting cards made for this holiday season).  I'm curreintly looking to make connections for networking and mentoring.  I look forward to meeting many of you.
Comment by Pat White on April 21, 2011 at 11:05am
Thanks for the info.  This is a great site.
Comment by Marla Bosworth on April 20, 2011 at 5:43pm
Soapmaker Software is helpful. Another option is to use the inventory within Quickbooks. The software is called Fishbowl and it integrates with Quickbooks for easy tax filing: http://www.fishbowlinventory.com/products/fishbowl-inventory/
Comment by Ruth Esteves on April 20, 2011 at 3:34pm
Pat, I use Soapmaker software. You can find it at http://www.soapmaker.ca. It keeps track of my supplies, recipes and products. Soap and non-soap. I love it!
Comment by Pat White on April 20, 2011 at 3:23pm

I have started a small home based bath and body business and I am really stuck on how to keep track of inventory.  I do everything myself and I need something simple and cost effective.  Does anyone have ideas or recommendations for me?  Any advice would be appreciated.

Comment by Tamara Kagler Barnes on November 29, 2010 at 5:11pm
Hello, I have been making handmade beauty products for many years but had to put it on hold for a few years. I am relaunching my products under a new name and focus on ethnic hair and skin and products for ethnic women that do not use chemical perms. Looking forward to learning from the group.
Comment by Marla Bosworth on February 23, 2010 at 11:12am
Hi Annette,
Thanks for your post. Would you mind cutting and pasting it into one of the forums? That way we can create a reply thread on it. I have some info I'd like to share with you.
Comment by Annette Brinker on February 23, 2010 at 10:38am
Hi everybody. Would like to get some comments back on the following question. In this economy it is a known fact that people are not spending as much on bath & body products, the question of buying a bottle of lotion for $35 or filling your car up with gas seems to be easily answered. I am in several resort spas presently but the product is not moving as fast as I hoped. My question is...Do you think it is wise to invest more time and money in landing more accounts now or would you wait until the economy gets better. My line is natural (no preservatives) quite a bit of product has sat on shelves until they expire. However, I have a great response from Spa owners and everyone who has purchased my products. I just dont know how to move forward. Thanks for the response in advance:)
Comment by Ric Oestreich on January 4, 2010 at 7:48am
Thank you for the tips on consignment Marla. Gave me some insight on why I should choose a different path on getting our products to the public.
Thanks Again
Comment by Elise Muller on December 29, 2009 at 5:58pm
This one goes out to Dina. First and foremost, thank you for what you've created here - it's wonderful to be around so many open, vulnerable, and supportive women. And if my wool beanie had a brim, "I'd tip my hat to you" (it's 12 degrees as I write). As far as people "copying" what we do, I believe what we all have to remember is, what we bring to our formulation can never be duplicated. It is our understanding, our experience, our Spirit, our essence, that makes our formulations unique. Some years ago a "high powered business woman" (she was in manufacturing / distribution of natural products) liked my formulations and bought my entire line. She looked me square in the eye and said (with authority) "I could take this to my lab and duplicate exactly what you've done." I in turn looked her "square in the eye" and said, "you could never reproduce what I have done." She got a bit softer and said to me, "you're right." Competitors may "raise our bar" which encourages us to grow, but what we produce, what we give, can not be duplicated. We all have something unique and beautiful to offer ...

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