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New Web Site!

27 Apr

Hey!

You can go to my new domain: http://www.n0elle.com

It’s About Time…

5 Dec

It’s about time that I leave my job. Once again, I had one of those crazy week end where guest were yelling at me and there was nothing I could do for them because… well, because I can’t. I have some power… power over account payable, end of the month reports … oh! and printing checks! But if a guest complain, there is not much I can do, even if he is damn right!

So, right now, I am doing some personnal accounting. I need to figure out how much per month I need to earn in order to pay my bills. I am going to keep my crazy job for now and start my handsoap business in january. As soon as my business is going well enough, I am going to quit this day job. Because I am unhappy, stressed out and because it is making me cry at least once a month.

By the way, I found the name of my business! And I am going to share it with you really soon 🙂

I will end this post with a question: What is your story? Did you quit an awful day job? How did you start your own business? (You can paste blog post link if you already talked about it on your blogs!)

Another step on the way!

1 Dec

I am all about going step by step. A little bit like the NKOTB use to do. I received my order of supplies last week and it was just awesome! I wasn’t sure about the quality of what I would receive because I thought it was so cheap compare to what I pay in the craft store.  Well, I know where I will order from now on! They even wrote me a thank you note 🙂  so cuuuute!

The next step is for soon. I am going to settle on the final name of my soap company and move this blog onto a new domain. I find it difficult to choose a name for a company. There are so many things to think about.

I want something that can be easily said in French and English. I am Canadian… so I want to respect my 2 official languages!

I want something that is still available as a domain name! And this is difficult. Some people are buying good domain names to resell them at the big price. So unfair for small businesses!

I will let you know of course!

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A new step!

25 Nov

I usually buy my soapmaking supplies from a craft store near by. They have a few good products but it’s really limited in term of scent and essential oil.I can’t blame them, I guess this is not a popular hobby here in Trois-Rivieres (Canada).

I knew I could buy a lot of good products online but I didn’t know which place I could really trust. I needed to talk to a real person who really buy from the company. Which I finally did. So I placed an order a few days ago!

I’m really excited! I did not receive it yet but only the fact that I orded from a big profesionnal place is a big step for me. This place also sell a line of organic product, which is a very important criteria for me. I mean, I make soap to wash my body, I don’t want anything but the best to go on my skin.

I will share more information as soon as I’ll try it!

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My handmade soaps

22 Nov

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Did you have a look at My Handmade Soaps section? What do you think of my soaps? What do you think of the labels, the name? If they were for sale, would you consider buying them?

So many questions can come in mind before starting a new business. The look of the product and the brand is very important. The quality is important too but before the quality can be tested, it is the look that convince someone to buy a new product.

Have you been there before? I mean, asking yourself all those questions?

What do you think of the picture in My Handmade Soaps section?

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