Start a profitable company making the natural products you love. Professional soapmaker Sandy Maine shares her business-building methods and inspiring philosophy to help you turn your passion into a vocation. Taking the mystery out of entrepreneurship, Maine provides clear advice on how to develop a sound business plan, identify your client base, create attractive packaging, set prices, manage an accounting system, employ staff, and much more. Get ready to take your herbal product to the marketplace.
about Sandy Maine
Sandy Maine's interest in soapmaking started early in life as she watched her grandmother make utilitarian soap in their home. In 1979, she founded SunFeather Natural Soap Company with a $15.00 investment. And today, she is still operating the business, employing 20 people who produce about 4,000 pounds of soap each week. Sandy is the author of Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business and The Soap Book, which received the 1997 Benjamin Franklin Award. She is a member of Business for Social Responsibility and a number of environmental and human rights organizations. Sandy tithes to more than 10 humanitarian and environmental causes from the sale of SunFeather soaps. She is known for her dedication to creating innovative soap products, such as soapdough and soap tassels.