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Friday, October 28, 2016
Do I Need a Business License and a Trademark?
Starting a business can be scary and daunting if you are not sure how to go about legally. There is so much to do from crunching the numbers to whatever. It can be very tricky unless you are an attorney. If you are a soap maker wanting to your hobby to a business, how do you make it official? Do you need to register or get a license? Do I need a trademark? If need answers to those questions and more, then I would suggest reading The Soap Queen's recent post called Do I Need a Business License and a Trademark?
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.