Senate Hearing Set for Thursday: Exploring Current Practices in Cosmetic Development and Safety

On Thursday (tomorrow, September 22, 2016), the The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing at 10am EST. The topic of the hearing is Exploring Current Practices in Cosmetic Development and Safety. You can watch the hearing live at this link. If you are a member of the Indie Business Network,…

#MakerBizChat No. 4: 10 Facts to Know About the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015

On Wednesday evenings from 8 to 8:30pm ET, I host #MakerBizChat, an Instagram event to help Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs build a solid business foundation, increase your income, and use your business to create the life you love. Our topic last night was 10 Facts to Know Abut the Personal Care Products Safety Act of…

Coalition of Handcrafted Entrepreneurs Launches

Yesterday, the Coalition of Handcrafted Entrepreneurs (COHE) launched. Designed to support small businesses in the soap and cosmetic industry, COHE makes it easy for small businesses and the public in general stay up to participate in the legislative process. Among other things, the Coalition of Handcrafted Entrepreneurs features a News Page that makes it easy…

Proposed California “Green” Regulations: How To Comment By The Thursday Deadline

It has come to my attention that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering new regulations that, if enacted as drafted, would eliminate what it calls “chemicals of concern” (COCs) from a variety of consumer products, including cosmetics, that are sold in California. The proposed regulations would apply to manufacturers, marketers, importers…