11.4.09

Unwinding on Sanibel Island: Are You Scheduling Time to Recharge and Try Something New?

I'm a workaholic. I admit it. Honestly, I love my job and enjoy strategizing new ways to grow my business. After all, owning a bath and body company is my dream job.

There are times, however, when I completely hit the wall; when my brain is begging me to do something entirely different. It's akin to having writer's block. That's when I know that it's time to take a trip or a class to learn something new.

Today I'm writing this post from sunny Sanibel Island. While it is rainy and in the 30s back home in Boston, it's 88 degrees, tropical and balmy here. Feet in the sand. Drink in my hand. Four days of complete bliss.

My resolve from sunny Florida is to make time every few weeks when I get back home to take a day trip and refresh. It is inspiring; it breeds creativity. I am already refreshed and renewed. My creative juices have been flowing on Sanibel and Captiva islands here in Florida, and I can't wait to get these new ideas implemented when I get home.

The weather here reminds me of Cape Cod in late July and early August. The traffic on Sanibel at times reminds me of Route 28 on the Cape. I know that it will only be a few short months in Massachusetts before the tourists will come in droves too, just like the mecca that comes to southwest Florida.

So stayed tuned for some exciting announcements from Back Porch Soap Company. I have new products, new classes and much more in store for my wonderful customers. And while in Florida I've picked up new boutiques and resorts to carry my line of sea-inspired bath and body products. Time to go home and make seashell soaps galore!

Sometimes it's easier to stay with the daily grind. But in the long run your body, soul, mind and spirit will thank you for a refreshing break, whatever that is for you.

My wish for you is that you take time and be good to yourself. Especially if you tend to be a workaholic like me. Take a day trip, plan a special vacation getaway, or find a class that sparks your interest.

If soap making is something you are interested in, check out my classes. Sign up now! Or stay in the loop by subscribing to my newsletter.

Do you or your group want to learn how to make soap, bath and body products and how to launch your own bath and body business? I am currently booking into June 2009.
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5.4.09

Record Number of Entrepreneurs Signing Up for Private Soap Making Classes & Consulting

Despite the economy, I've had a record number of entrepreneurs signing up for private soap making classes and consulting. Their stories range from finding their passion to supplementing their current income. The top two segments to date have been: nurses looking to sell to colleagues and create a small, part-time businesses; and goat farmers interested in starting their own goats milk soap companies.

This reflects the growing trend to think and act locally - one of the results of the economic situation in the U.S. It isn't a bad side effect. It's interesting how it is coaxing us back to our roots to emulate generations before us.

This trend prompts me to predict that this year is going to be a strong year for local farmer's markets. As long as farmer's can keep their produce and products reasonably competitive with store brands, they should have a stellar season.

If you are interested in learning to make soap from scratch in a group environment, sign up for the April 18 cold process soap making class. Or, if you are ready to take an exciting step to launching your bath and body business, email me for more information on private classes and consulting. There are several programs to choose from, and I will tailor it to fit your needs. If you live out of state you can arrange for a teleclass.

Workshops are held in my Duxbury, Massachusetts studio. Back Porch Soap Company is located just 30 minutes south of Boston.

Visiting from out of state? I will gladly assist you with travel plans, including accommodations and local areas of interest. With Plymouth Rock and Plimoth Plantation only 20 minutes away, this is a perfect family destination!

Do you or your group want to learn how to make soap, bath and body products or how to launch your own bath and body business? I am currently booking into June 2009. Available for travel in U.S., Canada, Carribean and Europe. Minimum 10 students.
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