Soap and Cosmetics Business Course - Cheshire
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About the Course
If you dream about turning your hobby into a business and selling the soap and cosmetics that you make then you will need to comply with Cosmetics Regulation.
On this one day course let me take you through the various compliance and business requirements that will get you started on the right track.
The topics we will cover include Cosmetics Regulation, Cosmetic Safety Assessments, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Labelling Requirements, Setting up Product Information Files, the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), How to Price and Market Your Products and Source the Right Suppliers and Insurance.
Why Choose My Course?
Since starting my own natural skincare business from scratch in 2013 I have won numerous awards. My products are stocked in Love Lula and The National Trust and my soap making courses have featured in Country Living Magazine.
I am a Huffington Post Blogger, a BBC Get Creative Champion and a regular contributor to Making Soap Magazine. I am also an experienced marketing professional with a Chartered Institute of Marketing Post Graduate Diploma.
I am uniquely placed to provide this course as I own and run a successful soap making business. Therefore my knowledge and experience is current on market trends and legislation etc.
The day will run from 10am and finish at approximately 3pm.
Please book your place using the view website / book online button above.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Refreshments, lunch and comprehensive hand-out are included.
We will also go through a number of exercises throughout the day to help you get to grips with different aspects such as putting together your labels, defining your target market and effectively pricing your products.
Plus NEW bonus materials. Click view website for details.
Please note the price shown is for the classroom course. My one to one course taught online is £175.
Ruth is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend this course.
Engaging and informative, I had gotten to a point where I just needed to be told the facts and details to reach the next stage of the business, and Ruth did exactly that.
Well worth the money.
Thank you Ruth!
Megan Landreth-Smith - - #12777
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review and recommendation Megan. It was lovely to meet you and I wish you the best of luck with your exciting new venture!
After attending Ruths course I feel empowered and confident about going the next step and starting my own business. Aims and content of the course appears daunting at first but Ruth expertly breaks it all down step by step. Thourghly enjoyed the course and was great to meet some like minded people. Ruth provided us with a delicious lunch and lots of top tips from years of 1st hand experience. She answered all our questions and pointed us in the direction of where to get more information. Highly reccomend if you are interested in thinking about starting up your own business making own cosmetics.
Becky - - #11091
Would highly recommend this course. I was not expecting the course content to be so detailed and as motivating. The course delivery was set at just the right pace and the small group all had the opportunity to get any questions answered. Came away with course handout as well as the offer from Ruth for continued supported. Thanks Ruth really enjoyed it.
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Andrea Fallon - - #11086
Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend Ruth’s business course. Great amount of really useful information and exercises, all the topics delivered and explained clearly without feeling overwhelmed by the legal aspects of selling. Ruth was very approachable, we all had opportunities to ask lots of questions. This course has given more confidence and direction towards starting my own business.
Judy - - #11079
A really useful and informative course. Ruth guided us through the legal requirements of selling cosmetics in a very simple and clear way, making it feel much more manageable. We covered a lot of material, and the pacing was good - not too fast or slow. The practical exercises were also extremely helpful. A nice relaxed atmosphere and the small group was great, as we all had the opportunity to ask questions.
Adele - - #11065
I would highly recommend this course for anyone thinking of selling their soaps or other cosmetic products. Ruth guides you through every step of the way and breaks it down into manageable sections. After attending this course I feel much more confident in beginning the process. Ruth provided a lovely lunch and a comprehensive guide to setting up in business.
Gill Singer - - #9699
Really good course very informative and interactive day. Learned a great deal about the legalities of soap/cosmetics making. Good presentations clear and concise. Handouts were good with interactive exercises to help with the practicalities of set up and running a soapmaking business. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a course on setting up a soapmaking business.
Toni Wilson - - #9692
Another amazing course from Ruth.
Enough information given without being overwhlemed at the volume of things needed to be done in orderly start selling products.
Insightful and detailed with tasks that support you to understand the requirements.
Nicola Graham - - #9690
I did Ruth's business course on-line as a one to one. The course was excellent. I'm planning to develop my hobby into a small business and it gave me a real understanding of the processes and legislation. Ruth presented everything really clearly and was happy to answer all my questions. I'm now feeling confident to start on my business journey (knowing that the facebook support group is there to help with any issues that crop up).
Thank you Ruth
Felicity Ashton - - #8592
I very much enjoyed Ruth's business course, she made the day a memorable one, it flew by! Her delivery of the subject matter was clear and eloquent and she responded to questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Everyone's questions were answered and there were many! The course content was divided into clear concise points which enabled us to digest the information in an easy manner. I will certainly use the spreadsheets and extra goodies provided, and would highly recommend this course to those who wish to go forward and develop their own business.
Julie Wood - - #8353
I found this course to be excellent and really helped me organise myself and move forward. Ruth is lovely and has a very nice manner which makes you feel comfortable, as I did feel a bit nervous about the video call. You can contact Ruth beforehand and tell her the areas you need help with. She is very flexible and works around you and your needs. I would highly recommend this course to anybody thinking of, or have started their own soap making business and need help with the legalities, marketing etc.
Rosemarie Cantrill Organik Orangutan - - #8273
After researching many soap business courses, I was very nervous and excited when I signed up to do the Business course online and despite seeing the course content was not sure on whether it would relate to the stage I am at. I was amazed at how clear and simple the details of the course were. Ruth explained everything in such detail and made it a relaxing session. She took away my fears of doing a lot of the tasks and by the end I was pumped up enough to get things moving. Highly recommend Ruth's business course to anyone, who like me, needs help in understanding the process and essentials of starting up their own soap making business.
Rubecka - - #7802
I was keen to do the business course and I decided to do the online version to safe long car journeys. I wasn't sure how it would work online but it worked really well on the meeting link up site. Having the handouts before was great as it allowed me to go through what would be covered, what I had already read about & what areas I wanted to clarify. It was great having the opportunity to do this 1-1, face to face so to speak with someone who has done it all successfully. My marketing experience is extremely limited so I found tips & guidance in this area really helpful. I look forward to the next step on my new adventure & now feel fully equipped. It's lovely to know I now also have access to Ruth's Facebook group which I'm sure I will need. I highly recommend the course.
Julie Sturrock - - #7417
Fabulous. I learnt so much on this course, as a follow up from previously attending Ruths Soap Making Course. Ruth made all the legalities understandable with her step by step approach. The course was broken down into easily manageable sessions. A relaxed but professional class. Lots of questions answered. If you make your own cosmetics and intend to sell them, then you really should attend this course. Thanks Ruth x
Paula Clarke - - #6233
The best business course I have attended. Explained clearly what is required with examples and practical exercises in order that you can practise yourself. Course is set at an adequate pace not rushed through. Visual information as well as verbal together with clear written notes to take away with you. Explains the cosmetic products information requirements which is the most daunting part of setting up a soap and cosmetic business. Everyone was able to ask questions, small classes. I recommend this course to everyone as some courses do not provide sufficient information and you can leave with learning very little. Also if you have any further information you are able to contact Ruth.
Paulette Green - - #6204
I can't recommend this course enough if your serious about making soap a business. Ruth makes the legal side of the soap business really understandable and fun !!!!! Thank you for a factual and fun day Ruth
Nicole Hogg - - #6203
Ruth's 121 business course is excellent. It gives a 'hobby soaper' the skills, knowledge and confidence to move to the next step. I can whole heartedly recommend it!
Polly - - #6042
It was very eye opening course. Fully recommend this course and Soap Making course.
Kamila - - #5782
I did the business course as a one to one session with Ruth via Go To Meeting and emails. There was a lot to cover and Ruth went through each step with me in detail. I was very impressed! I want to set up my own business and having done this course with Ruth I feel confident about what steps to take next. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of seting up their own soap business.
Thanks again Ruth.
Llinos Griffith - - #5715
This is a great one day course for anyone thinking of setting up a soap/cosmetic business. Ruth has been there, done it and bought the T-shirt and so is able to pass on her first hand knowledge and experience, which she does patiently and clearly. There are very useful handouts available and practical exersises to help consolidate the information. I found the day to be fun, innovative and inspiring and I fully recommend it.
Many thanks Ruth.
Maz - - #4211
This course is fantastic , I got all my questions answered about selling soap and business advice along the way .Ruth delivered the course with great patience and was very clear when explaining each unit. I would highly recommend this course and the soap making course that Ruth offers. Met some lovely people and had a fab day , all I need to do is get my soap business up and running. Thanks Ruth : )
Micheala - - #4113
I went on Ruth's course to find out more about the requirements for selling cosmetics. As always Ruth presented an excellent, well structured course which was nicely paced. Ruth took the time to ensure ever member of the course had got to grips with each concept before moving on and facilitated some great discussions. The exercises where very helpful and made the difficult topics easy to understand. Ruth was patient and knowledgeable whilst explaining all aspects of the course. I would highly recommend attending if you are hoping to sell soaps or other cosmetics.
Helen Jones - - #4103
I would strongly recommend going on the course , Ruth was very informative and took her time in explaining things in an easy manner. I left feeling that would be able to tackle the process of starting a business in soap making.
Janett Mumford - - #4099
A very informative and enjoyable day at the Soap and Cosmetics Business Course. I would definitely recommend Ruths course if you are considering going into business, she has plenty of experience and knowledge of steps to take. Ruth gave comprehensive information in varying formats including practicals, leaving me feeling confident and well equipped for the next stage.
Thank you Ruth.
Lesley - - #4083
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