Alegna Soap Business Gratitude List Soaps Long Island Soap Maker

Long Island Soap Maker

By Angela Carillo on Monday, September, 26th, 2016 in Business, Gratitude List, Soaps.
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Alegna Soap® Long Island soap maker

 

I love being a Long Island soap maker. I’m grateful for all the opportunities I have on Long Island. I’m an hour train ride from NYC, and a 20 minute car ride from the beach. I’m also minutes away from many other great soap makers, and I love collaborating with them. The way I look at the soap making business, the more people who know how great handcrafted soap is, the better business will be for all of us. Luckily there are many other soap makers on Long Island who feel the same way.

 

Alegna Soap® Soap making on Long Island

 

I’m grateful for Diane of Peace Soap. Even though she lives a few minutes from my day job, it took us a long time to connect with each other. She has a beautiful soap making studio in Sea Cliff. Sometimes I stop by on my lunch break to talk with her. When I do, I don’t want to go back to work!

I’m grateful for Kathy of Karmic Alchemy. She and I often place orders together to save money on shipping costs. Kathy introduced me to kombucha, which has nothing to do with soap making, but I love to drink it.  (Hmmm, maybe I should make a kombucha soap..)

I’m grateful for Roslyne of Maya India and Jen from In2ition Mercantile. I met both of these ladies through an organization I belong to called The Indie Business Network. We try to get together and meet monthly, but lately we are all so busy we haven’t been able to. I know I’ll see Roslyne at the Woman’s Expo in October and I’m looking forward to that.

I’m grateful for Vivian of The Little Soap Shop. I’m also so excited for her. After 9 years her shop is moving to a new spot in Astoria and will be called Lavender Label. I’m hoping to make her Open House next month.

These Long Island soap makers are some of my support system. I’ve passed business their way, and they’ve passed on opportunities to me. I’ve borrowed supplies, and I’ve loaned supplies to these ladies. It’s important, especially when you’re a solo entrepreneur, to have friends in your community that you can turn to.

Do you have friends who lift you up and help support your dreams?

 

Yours in Gratitude,

Angela

 

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6 responses to “Long Island Soap Maker”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thank you Angela! So happy to have seen you yesterday, even though it was quick. XOXO

  2. Roslyne says:

    Angela, what a beautiful post. Of course, if you hadn’t been so persistent, I probably would have taken much longer to start soaping! I am happy we are part of the same community and appreciate your friendship. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  3. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to meet you and learn how to make soap from you. You are my guru and thank you for it!

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