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Market Prep Q&A

market prep markets Feb 17, 2020

 

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Hi there! Just reviewed your Market Prep checklist to prepare for an upcoming first event we’re attending! Hoping to get some beginner pointers to two questions -

  1. Cash till? Is this something you recommend purchasing for a beginner? If yes - where do you recommend getting one, if no, what is a good alternative and how much change would you prepare?
  2. We sell small products - do you provide bags for your customers to takeaway? Or any sort of green packaging options? Or...
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Magnificent Makers Interview with Rebecca of BexMarie

Hey makers!

This is our blog spotlight on our fellow biz babes who are crushing it!

Read on to learn more about them, what they love, when they failed, and who they get their inspiration from!!

Want to be featured? Contact us for more info!

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For this week's interview, we are speaking with Rebecca of BexMarie!

 

L&C: Hello! To start, tell us your name and what your business is all about.

My name is Rebecca; my nickname is Bex. I have been a web designer...

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What You Need To Do Before Starting Your Handmade Business

So, you’ve started to dabble with making your own handmade products from home, and are toying with the idea of maybe selling them in the near future… that’s awesome!!

 

Though there are a few loopholes to jump through once you’re ready to launch (see this blog post for skincare biz specifics), selling your handmade goods is a super easy and fun way to create a little income on the side, or can serve as a full-time career pursuit!

 

Before you get to the...

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Q&A: How to Input Organic Ingredients in Your CNF

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Also, I think I’ve completed the form correctly, my only concern is that we use organic base oils for the soap recipe and when listing the proper INCI ingredient names you cannot say organic. Should I have explained that in the description area? Or does it matter? 

 

 

 

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When submitting your cosmetic notification forms, you will need to list the INCI names of each ingredient. This is the international nomenclature name that is...

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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

 

2 min read

 

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

ig posts shopify Jan 15, 2020

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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