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Concept to launch in 8 weeks

A complete step-by-step program to get you making soap and launching your business in just 8 weeks!

Feed your passion

  • Are you fed up with the 9 to 5 grind?  

  • Tired of the daily commute and traffic jams?

  • Are you looking for a flexible business that allows you time to travel or have more free time?

  • Do you need time to help with a loved one or spend more quality time with your children?

  • Are you ready to be in control of your own career?

  • Are you looking to build the business of your dreams?

  • Are you a wanting to become a soap making entrepreneur?

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Let's Make it happen!

On completion of the programme:

  • You will have created your own soap making business with a clear target market identity and brand.

  • You will no longer be feeling overwhelmed by the regulations, labelling and compliance aspects of starting your business.

  • You will have an easy to use tool kit that you can use to continually grow your business.

  • You will have the ability to create all of your branded literature, soap packaging and brand materials in an affordable and efficient way.

  • You will feel empowered and confident in your abilities to make your soaps and deliver a quality finished product to market.

  • We know how AWESOME you really are and together we will have MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Learn more about how this course can help you develop and launch your own soap business.

 

 

COURSE BEGINS Wed 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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See how we have helped other students fulfil their dreams

 

"I really feel the intensive course should be compulsory for anyone setting up a soap making business.  So much of what we learnt you can’t find on the web so the practical knowledge has saved me so much time and experimentation."

Maria Benjamin


"A year ago I left the UK to live in Mexico, with the intention of creating a business making and selling soap and spa products. Here I am, a year later, and the business is growing. I’m so pleased that I was able to get a solid foundation in creating a wide range of products. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and also have high standards in the sorts of products I offer my customers. Sarah and Shawn provide an in-depth training in everything. They not only tell you what ingredients and techniques to use, they also explain why. The comprehensive notes I received after every course now constitutes my library of recipes and techniques, and I use them to produce variations of those recipes as well as in developing new products. The courses are very well run (I’ve run courses myself in other things, and know how demanding running training courses can be), and are relaxed and very friendly. I particularly liked the fact that students can ask questions as they learn, there is no pressure (it’s always fun).  Even a year later I can contact Sarah or Shawn for help, and they provide it with care and attention. Did that this week. To anyone wondering if these courses are any good, and value for money, I’d say “don’t hesitate”. Soap School is a gem and I’m proud to say (when tourists ask me how I learned what I do), that I studied at Soap School. Thanks Sarah and Shawn. "

Greg Oxnard

Curriculum

Module 1

  • Introduction information
  • Ingredients and equipment
  • Essentials of how to make natural cold process soap
  • Determining your target market
  • Niche market opportunities
  • What are your unique selling points
  • Investigating packaging styles

Module 2

  • Creating and maintaining batch notes
  • Making up your first 4 soap varieties
  • Choosing your brand name
  • Trademarks and domain availability
  • Writing your business bio
  • Where to sell your products
  • Essentials for eventing

Module 3

  • Making up your final 4 soap varieties
  • Getting your business started - banking and payment gateways
  • Let's get social - starting your social media brand
  • Top tips to developing your social media brand
  • Costing your products - an essential part of developing a business
  • Pricing for business growth
  • Perceived value
  • Discounts, bonuses, offers and bundles

Module 4

  • Completion of your projects
  • Fishing your soap making projects
  • Finalising your pricing policy
  • Creating your packaging - putting the wow factor into your brand
  • Getting the best from product photography
  • Preparing your compliance folders: GMP - Good manufacturing practise
  • Compiling your product information file (PIF)
 

Module 5

  • Making more soap!
  • How to create your own business logo in 5 minutes for free
  • Writing your sales copy
  • Website development essentials
  • Alternative options for online presence
  • Developing your events diary
  • Getting ready for launch
  • How to create your social media banners and advertising graphics

Module 6

  • Completing your website
  • Inventory and stock
  • Creating retail mockups and display
  • Preparing equipment and eventing materials
  • Product photography of your finished products and display items
  • Packaging ready for sale
  • Gift sets, bundles and special offers
  • Profitable sales opportunities you probably never thought of

 

Module 7

  • How to create your business stationary
  • Preparing and production of your sales materials and promotional items
  • Continuing to develop your social media brand
  • Event planning 
  • Creating price guides, sales information and price cards
  • Submitting your products onto the E.U. cosmetics portal (CPNP)
  • Preparation and completion of your compliance folders and paperwork

 

Module 8

  • The final countdown to launch!
  • Launching your website or online presence option
  • Stock and production
  • Choosing your postal or courier systems
  • Launch party for you business
  • Debrief on the success and areas to adjust
  • Contacting the authorities regarding your tax /employment changes
  • Creating interactive sales presentations to create added interest within your sales arena
  • Keeping your audience engaged and copy text examples
  • Working on bonus materials provided
  • Continuing to develop your social media presence and event diary

Study in comfort at your own pace from your computer or mobile device with a wifi connection.  You will receive a GUIDED step-by-step plan to make, develop and launch your own business in just 8 weeks!

Enrol now!

Enterprise Pro

8 WEEKLY TRAINING MODULES

packed with relevant information and plans to keep you on track!

  • Weekly LIVE online sessions (with Q&A!)

  • Tech trainings / tutorials that are simple to follow

  • Done-for-you labelling text

  • Fill-in-the-blank cheatsheets + actionable worksheets

PLUS THESE BONUSES:

 

  • Safety assessment prepared for you for the complete 8 soap range (only applicable if you are a resident within the E.U.)

  • How to create your own branded social media banners and professional social media graphics

  • How to create your own bespoke packaging templates in just 10 minutes

  • 60-minute online packaging tutorial

Early bird pricing

VIP

8 WEEKLY TRAINING MODULES

packed with relevant information and plans to keep you on track!

  • Weekly live online sessions (with Q&A!)

  • Tech trainings / tutorials that are simple to follow

  • Done-for-you labelling text

  • Fill-in-the-blank cheatsheets + actionable worksheets

ALL THE BONUSES IN ENTERPRISE PRO PLUS THESE BONUSES:

  • 3 additional 60-minute live online sessions

  • 30-minute one-on-one call to discuss your business plan

  • 30-minute one-on-one call: Getting Clever with Selling

  • Bonus online course: Master Batching and Large Scale Efficiency

  • Additional soap design options that can be used to adapt your soap designs within the same safety assessment

 

The programme begins on

Wed 6th FebruAry!

What our students say about us:

 

"Whether you have experience in making soaps and beauty products or not, you will learn LOADS with Sarah!! Prepare for a mind-blowing amount of info to come your way! There is no holding back – Sarah will make the most complicated process as simple as a walk in the park. Forget the books, they don’t have a tenth of the info you’ll learn here. If you haven’t already done one of the courses, you’re missing out!!"

Carmen M


 

“Thank you Sarah and Shawn for your support. Our shop is looking fantastic and everyone is loving the recipes. The local media is loving it too, lots of them keep coming in to have a look and few great articles and a BBC radio interview. Great help from you two. THANK YOU!"

Ervin

Frequently Asked Questions

+ When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is paced to take you from concept to launch in 8 weeks, but you're free to work at a pace that suits your lifestyle and preference.

+ How long can I access to the course?


How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

+ Can I start a business from this course?


Yes, the whole course is aimed at showing you step-by-step how to plan, develop, and launch your own business.

+ I live outside the U.K. Can I still take this course?


Absolutely! We provide training to students in over 100 countries currently. All the course material is accessed online, so as long as you have an internet connection you can join in at anytime and place convenient to you. The safety assessment can only be provided to students with an E.U. address however.

+ Can I send you pictures of my soap?


We love receiving your pictures and will happily provide feedback to you.

+ How long will it take to complete the course?


The course is run over a total of 10 weeks. One week of preparation, eight weeks of core training and follow on assistance and additional support to make sure you stay on track.

+ How do I access the course & files?


All of the course files are available online through a bespoke area on our website where you will have your own dashboard. Simply log in to your student account and you will see all the material and videos relating to the course. You can revisit and watch these as many times as you desire. It will also show you your schedule for live video sessions and Q&A sesions.

+ What do I do if I have questions?


You have full email support with your tutors throughout the course, but you also have access to live Q&A sessions online for each of the eight weeks. These are also recorded so if you cannot attend the live webinar Q&A, you can watch the replay later.

+ Are the ingredients and equipment provided on the course?


No, we provide suppliers information for all the core ingredients and equipment, but many of the ingredients are also available locally to you and you will almost certain have some of the equipment already in your home. We are happy to help if you are having trouble locating an item though.

+ What if I am unhappy with the course?


We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your course, contact us in the first 14 days and will will happily discuss things with you to ensure you get the best information and skills to help you move forward with your training and the development of your soap business.

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Hi, I'm Sarah

I started my career as a wax artist and avid crafter. I have a true passion for soap making and an extensive knowledge of the soap making and candle making industries.  I founded Soap School in the 1990's and was the former owner of one of the largest Soap Making Supplies companies in Europe.   I have been an international trainer of soaps, cosmetics and candle making for over 25 years, helping people from all over the world to make their own soaps as well as helping them to develop and launch their own businesses in the cosmetic market.  I cannot wait to work with you too, and see how you develop your own brand.