In case you didn't know, IBN offers a super affordable products liability insurance program for micro-business owners who make handmade soap, cosmetics, candles, fragrances and confectionery products like cakes, cookies and candies. The program covers products that are handmade “from scratch,” as well as products that are made from unscented bases that you purchase in bulk and then scent and package on your own.
As your business grows, however, you may want to add products that are made for you, from soup to nuts. Transitioning your business in this way can be tricky, with lots of to learn along the way.
If you're considering this option, I want to let you know about a MasterMind training seminar coming up later this week. This was a super event and IBN members can get the audio and download sample contracts here. If you are not a member, you can join here. Here are the seminar details:
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: Noon EST to 1:00pm EST
Members: Click to get call information
Our presenter will be Melody Bockelman Scott, Director of Business Development with Sarati Intl, a private label cosmetics company and member of IBN. Melody has helped thousands of small and large business create their product from idea to finished product. She also manages client’s brands with small and large retailers’ grocery stores, QVC and the like.
Melody will cover a variety of issues designed to take some of the mystery out of the private label process, including the difference between stock and custom formulas, how to choose a private label company, how to get started with choosing a product, packaging and labeling, plus a whole lot more!
This is an IBN members-only event. Members, follow this link to log in and get more information and the members only call-in details. If you need help with your password, email me at indiebusiness [at] gmail [dot] com.
This was a super event and IBN members can get the audio and download sample contracts here. Oh! And if you're not a member of IBN, you can join here and get access to this and hundreds of other business building marketing and training resources to help your business grow, including our amazing products liability insurance program!
Question: If you have questions Melody can answer, post them in the comments section below and we'll try to cover them for you!