Last weekend, I spent the day with 60+ bath and beauty entrepreneurs in Nashville, TN. There’s a tangible high to be had when there’s that much synergy in the room and the Tennessee Soap + Candle Social did not disappoint! I was honored to be asked to keynote the event and I seized the opportunity to debut my “Don’t Lose Your A#@!” workshop, designed to walk creative entrepreneurs through the process of costing their raw materials, labor and overhead expenses in order to arrive at product costings which ensure profit and viability. It was a lot of fun and I’m so grateful to all of the attendees for sitting through 75 minutes of math at 9am.
The event presented an opportunity to meet with a handful of dear friends, along with the opportunity to connect with dozens of new faces. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with so many of you and learning more about your businesses and where you want to take them. We also enjoyed some fabulous soap and candle demos and a delicious lunch on the campus of the Scarritt Bennett center, which makes for a stunning conference venue!
I extend my gratitude to Rachel Turner of Music City Suds and Birdie Dozier of Bon Aqua Cabin for their incredible organizational skills and their dedication to seeing this event through. My hat is off to all of the attendees who traveled from Illinois, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama to gather together and support one another. I hope to see you all again next year!
If you’re reading and you were there, what did you think of the event?