And the learning continues:
- Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus stresses making a plan and knowing how you will handle customer service.
- Kevin Dunn gave us all the facts on soda ash and also a substitute for jojoba which is now almost impossible to get.
- Larry Plesent of Vermont Soapworks talked about manufacturing versus batching. He discussed economies of scale and the one point I walked away with was that you need to find the economy of scale that is right for you.The fun and the goodies continued too with the awards dinner that night. I won one of the grand prizes, the perfumer’s kit. I also won a $75 gift certificate for best blogging during the conference. We had a great dinner and found out next year’s conference is in Portland, Oregon and the 2013 conference is in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m sure it will be fabulous!
I am actually finishing this blog on Saturday evening after Jerry and I started our vacation today. So I am ending with a picture of the hotel pool area and my next blog post will be pics and even a video our airboat ride and more.