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With each new year comes the opportunity to get your business organized, and stay that way. The most frequent comment we hear when talking to people about this is, “I wish I would have known about SoapMaker Software when I first started my business!”
Regardless of when you started your business, it’s never too late to get your ducks in a row. And January is the perfect time to make a small investment in your business that will start off your new year on the right foot.
A lot of makers will start out by making their own Excel spreadsheets to keep track of batches, inventory & supplies, purchases & sales, calculate product costs & profit margins for their businesses. SoapMaker Software, the brainchild of Diane & Crawford Woodman, is like an Excel spreadsheet on steroids. It literally contains everything you could ever think of, and a hundred things more; and is used by soapmakers in more than 90 countries all over the world. We’re all for creativity and originality, but when someone who has come before you has figured everything out, why reinvent the wheel?
Our super soap savvy teacher & co-owner Ruth Esteves used this software for years, and highly recommends it. She even did a blog post for us called SoapMaker Software, The Ultimate Organization Tool, explaining some of the things she uses it for.
SoapMaker 3 Professional Edition Software has the functionality to keep track of the recipes you make, including the oils, scents, and colorants used, number of bars created, and the cost per bar of soap, including the price of packaging. You can use it to keep track of your inventory, your costs, and your recipes (including non-soap recipes like lotions & candles). In spite of what you might think based on the name, it’s not just for soap makers! You can add photos to your recipes, round out the records with notes, comments, and details, and even track your customers. SoapMaker Software can even be of help when doing your taxes. It’s that good.
For a limited time, when you order through The Nova Studio, you can get the Full Professional Version of the latest SoapMaker Software 3 for only $89 (with our promo, you’ll save 10% off the regular price of $99). Click HERE to learn more & Save $10.
If you’re not ready to buy just yet, or you are the type (like me!) who likes to do research, check out the SoapMaker.ca website for more info and a “guided tour.” Don’t miss their “extras” page – which currently features two FREE helpful spreadsheet tools: 1) New Supplies Cost Calculator, and 2) Soap Block Cutting Calculator. They also have information on Soap Mold (loaf style) and Soap Display tray.
Do you already have SoapMaker Software? If so, what’s your favorite things about it?
Let us know in the comments section how your business has changed since you started using it.