Advice for starting a home business

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Advice for starting a home business

deltalima deltalima
I've always been passionate about cosmetics. I used to work for Mac/Lancome and have been making my own makeup for the last 4 years. I finally have a bit of free time now and am thinking of starting a small business to sell my creations. Does anyone have their own cosmetic company or any small business and have useful advice to share? Thanks
08/19/2012
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spookycutie spookycutie
I wish that would be a dream come true for me!
08/19/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Start up a website and promote, promote, promote. Give some away to friends so that they can promote you as well. How in the world did you start making makeup that soooo rocks! You go girl!
08/19/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm certainly no cosmetics expert - but I would think that cosmetics require testing to prove that they are safe - especially when used around the eyes. I'd do some research and proceed carefully.
08/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I'm certainly no cosmetics expert - but I would think that cosmetics require testing to prove that they are safe - especially when used around the eyes. I'd do some research and proceed carefully.
Bingo! That's what I was going to say. There are many more regulations when it comes to creating skincare lines and makeup lines. This is why people typically seek out a professional company to help launch their lines.

If it were me and I were trying to do this, I would first look into government grants for women who want to start their own business and see how far that will get you and then start looking for investors. (This will be the hardest part, because the market is saturated with products like this.)

It's definitely doable, it's just going to be an uphill battle from the very beginning and most start up companies do not turn a profit for the first five years.
08/20/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I'm certainly no cosmetics expert - but I would think that cosmetics require testing to prove that they are safe - especially when used around the eyes. I'd do some research and proceed carefully.
There are guidelines which I follow strictly to keep my products safe
08/26/2012
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