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The Easiest Way to Start a Business You're Passionate About by Jenny of Live Long and Hustle

 

Today, we're sharing a blog post written by our friend Jenny over at Live Long and Hustle. Jenny is a business coach obsessed with helping women create businesses that are in alignment with their true self and their dreams for the future!

 

The Easiest Way to Start a Business You're Passionate About

 

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We spin our wheels trying to find that perfect business idea to finally start our side hustle or quit our 9-5. We feel the itch to start something, to...

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How to Add Product Links to Your IG Posts with Shopify

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Have you seen accounts on Instagram tagging their products with links to purchase right in the post? That’s the power of using Shopify as your e-commerce platform!

 

 

There are many benefits to using Shopify, but this is definitely one of my faves.

 

I love being able to post pictures of my products on my feed and in my stories and have a clickable link for my customers to pop over to my website and buy immediately!

 

 

If you already have a Shopify site,...

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Q&A: Costs of Starting a Cosmetics Business in Canada

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I was also curious about what you were referring to by 'licensing' or the 'costs and requirements'? 

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There are actually only a few things that have to be completed before you are set to start selling cosmetics or skincare in Canada. You can find those requirements and licenses in this blog post.

 

As for the cost, it really depends on where you’re located and the business model you choose.

 

A business license can vary, but one from the City of Calgary costs...

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5 Tips to Help you Start your Side Hustle by Jenny of Live Long and Hustle

Today, we're sharing a blog post written by our friend Jenny over at Live Long and Hustle. Jenny is a business coach obsessed with helping women create businesses that are in alignment with their true self and their dreams for the future!

5 tips to help you start your side hustle

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Side hustles are the perfect way to start a business when you’re not ready to take the bigger leap and go all in. There are multiple reasons to start a side hustle. Just to name a...

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What are the non negotiables when starting to sell skincare in Canada?

When you’re just beginning and looking to start selling your handmade cosmetics and skincare, what are the requirements?

Sure there are lots of things you should/could be doing like getting your website set up, starting an Instagram account, and many more time-consuming activities. But what are the actual necessities to start selling legally in Canada?

 

Well, that’s what we’ll be chatting about today!

 

From experience, I’ve created a 3 part framework, plus...

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5 Most Common FAQ for Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNF)

I get a lot of questions about the CNF process and have seen a lot of the same questions being asked in FB groups as well. So here are the top 5 questions answered!

 

 

When will I hear back?

Health Canada can take anywhere from a couple of months up to a year to review your forms and send a confirmation of review. As long as you’ve submitted the forms within 10 days of your first sale, you are OK to start selling your products. You don’t need to wait for the...

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Q&A: When Do I Start Selling?

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Hi Jess,

 

Thank you for the email below. I'm just getting started with making soap. I haven't registered the company yet and I'm wondering when is a good time to do that. l would like to learn about the trade and know what people like (samples)  before l take it to the business level? Let me know what your journey has been like. Do l have to register the company right away and where? (Car registry?) Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Joy

 

 

 

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Staying Focused When You Have 1,000,000 Ideas

I feel you. I know what it’s like to have so many ideas floating around in your head. You don't know what to start next. Or maybe you want to implement them all! 

 

You, my friend, are what they call a Visionary!

Visionary (n): A Visionary is a person who has lots of ideas, is a strategic thinker, always sees the big picture, has a pulse on your industry, connects the dots, and researches and develops new products and services. The Visionary typically is the founding...

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How to Plan Your Best Year Ever!

2020 is coming up soon. Do you have concrete goals, your marketing strategies in place, your seasonal releases all planned?

 

If not, it’s not too late to take some time to get your mind in the right place to start 2020 on the right foot!

 

These are a couple of the tools I’ve been using to get organized, look long term, and break things down into manageable pieces so I can execute and get things done!

 

1. Know What You’re Working Toward

Goal setting is...

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Pros and Cons of Five Different Label Types

You have endless options for how you want to label your soaps. From cigar bands to shrink wrap and everything in between, I've listed a few of the most common ones here.

 

Paper wrapped

A great option for protecting the soaps during transport. 

 

Pros:

  • Paper also keeps fingers and noses away from the actual soap bar.
  • Protects from UV as well
  • Different paper options could be used for each scent, and recycled or recyclable paper can be purchased

 

Cons:

  • Customers can't...
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