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Old 08-16-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

This question is for the Canadian soap makers that sell soap.
I'm not trying to sell soap any day soon but I am interested in staring to in the spring of next year - so I'm researching all this stuff now .

I wanted to start out to test the waters cause who even knows if this is for me or it's simply going to be a hobby..

If I wanted to start out in let's say a farmers market, craft fair etc ... what would I need ??? Do I need a liscence ? A business one or something simpler ?? Like a vendor ? Cause craft shows and farmers markets and fair shows are not necessarily all year round right ? They come by spread out all through year ..

What do I need?? Do I need to go through Canadian health? I dunno I'm a bit confused cause there's sooo much info out there that's spread out ..

Could someone please help me out ?? Thx in advance


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Thank you for the link .. there's just so much .. ekkk
I'm hoping there's ppl on here that just do what I'm asking about
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I am in Ontario, selling year round on Farmers market, you rather need the business license which is about 60 dollars for I think 5 years. Then insurance, some markets want the coverage for at least 2 million. Some do not care. HC is better to complied with Health Canada regulation cause they started to check markets lately. Good luck with it. You need to know that it takes years to build customers base ......
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I am in Ontario, selling year round on Farmers market, you rather need the business license which is about 60 dollars for I think 5 years. Then insurance, some markets want the coverage for at least 2 million. Some do not care. HC is better to complied with Health Canada regulation cause they started to check markets lately. Good luck with it. You need to know that it takes years to build customers base ......
Oh ok so either way you still have to go through the whole process..
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Ya I know it takes years for any business to build clientele
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Vida it is not as complicated as it sounds. I joined this time American Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and they have awesome Insurance for Canadians, the cheapest I had found and 2 million liability. No questions asked you feel up the form and get the coverage , No nonsense I went through with HUB insurance for two years.
CNF is now in much better form and it is not as difficult at it seems, When you need the help let me know.....
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Vida it is not as complicated as it sounds. I joined this time American Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and they have awesome Insurance for Canadians, the cheapest I had found and 2 million liability. No questions asked you feel up the form and get the coverage , No nonsense I went through with HUB insurance for two years.
CNF is now in much better form and it is not as difficult at it seems, When you need the help let me know.....
Dahila, thank you so much , yes pls because right now im lost with the insurance part, its not as easy here in canada and a lot of people say its very expensive so im def looking into the american one.

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HSCG link ; https://www.soapguild.org/ the membership must be professional to have the right to get insurance, so it is 140 USD to CAD now 177.25 then your insurance will be 434 with taxes so anyway it comes cheaper that Canadian guild and insurance. ON website you will find Canadian insurance for Canadians which is paid in CAD not USD that's good.
Website is full of resources, excellent to learn new things. There is even certification. Check the site, When you join you have also FB group but you get it in e-mail from them. The people who work there are really charming americanos I love them, they are very professional and will help you with everything.
I believe many people here are in this guild too .....
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