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Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business (Making a Living Naturally) Paperback – January 3, 1999
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Yes, you can build your own profitable business that gives you the freedom to express your creativity and drive as well as social and economic responsibility. In Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business, Sandy Maine shares her experience and philosophy of building a successful company, as well as stories from other business owners who work with their hands and minds to enrich the health and well-being of others.
You'll find in-depth profiles of responsible business owners in earth-friendly enterprises such as:
-- Hemp products
-- Education and conferencing
-- Natural skincare, bath, and cosmetic products
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Top Customer Reviews
From the start, I do not believe Ms. Maine intended to write a business book based on the standard boiler plate model for such books. She has endeavored to put something of herself, and her outlook on life into the text, and it shows. Granted, on first pass, the New Age references and more than a few statements are a bit off-putting, especially if you, like me, are skeptical by nature, but if the book is read very closely, you will find that all the basic ingredients of a Start Your Own Business Book are there.
For example, she makes these and other questionable claims throughout the book such as: society and the planet are going to hell in a hand-basket. What is the solution, you ask? Start an herbal bodycare business! Or, my personal favorite: the natural food and bodycare market is experiencing an annual growth rate of 15 percent. With that kind of growth rate, given the anemic 1 to 3 percent growth rates in mature general retail categories like food and cosmetics, it will not be long before those godless multinationals pick up the scent. In fact, it turns out they have picked up the scent, and are closing in these 'alternative' categories.
However, this is not to say that there is no value or credibility in the text- far from it. The real value of this text resides in the stories of those folks, like Ms. Maine, who set up their own successful herbal bodycare business, and Ms. Maine's insistence that you think and plan about your herbal bodycare business.Read more ›
Ms. Maine is one of my favorite soapmaking book authors. She is the owner of one of the largest businesses of it's kind. She has shared her knowledge over the years with others who would like to make soap via her many books on the market. Those books are the how-to's. This one, by the author's own admission is a "how-can".
It was interesting but not an essential book for either the hobby or professional soap maker's library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Full of personal stories from people who have gone the herbal business route. From teas to skin products, pros and cons are listed! I wish is was longer!Published 7 months ago by Jason Miller
Good advice for new business owners! Lots of great stories from people who made it big and started very small. Congrats on this piece of work!Published 14 months ago by Vishishta
very preachy, not happy with this purchase, I've had better luck going to my local library.Published 14 months ago by Kathleen Harrrington
This book is great and very helpful. Unfortunately, one of the most inspiring passages at the end of p. 133 simply ends mid-sentence and never carries on. Read morePublished 14 months ago by A. Crerar
enjoy reading, very educational to help bring my dream alive.Published 15 months ago by ms jacque r herbert