We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — business

| Danielle Vincent

It Isn't Business As Usual

The other day, in a small business owners' group I'm part of, someone asked what they can post without sounding insensitive or tone-deaf. I responded that we have to be human beings during this time. We are all experiencing the same concerns, hardships, and changes in our ways of life....

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| Danielle Vincent

Don't Panic: Your quick guide for surviving zero gravity living

Author's note: I am hoping this will be a series, but, given all that is happening, we'll see how it goes. Second author's note: I know that "Don't Panic" is from HHGTTG and the picture is from Firefly. I am a dork on a massive scale and this conflict was...

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| Danielle Vincent

International Women's Day: Some reflections from the co-founder of Outlaw

No one told me I couldn't do this because I'm a woman. They had lots and lots of other reasons -- "Isn't soap a long shot?" "That's a very competitive industry." "Everyone thinks a handmade business is easy. It's not." "Aren't you more of a 'desk jockey' type?" -- but...

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| Danielle Vincent

Supply Chain & Production: Between a rock and a hard bar?

As you know, we are emphatic about American manufacturing and work with domestic companies whenever and wherever possible. At the same time, in order to keep costs at a reasonable level, we do use Chinese-made bottles, boxes, and bags (our bar soap and solid cologne boxes are made in the...

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| Danielle Vincent

A new dawn of the Outlaw Journal

For those of you who have been with us over the past year, you have gotten to know us better as people and as a company, mostly thanks to this here blog. If you're not sure who the Voice of Outlaw has been, in general, it's me, Danielle, the co-founder...

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| Danielle Vincent

The hiccup in our giddy-up!

I was kicking so much butt at doing 90 blog posts in 90 days, but then I got to Denver, got a flu, got done with the trade show, got home, and got busy... with other stuff. It's no secret that small business is a big job -- we're in...

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| Danielle Vincent

The Man Behind the Scenes: Russ Vincent, COO

I talk a big game over here in the blog, but you know who makes this whole machine go? It's my husband and business partner (and best friend), Russell Vincent. In 2018, we sold 11,600ish bars of handmade soap. In 2019, we sold more than 43,000 bars, most of which...

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| Danielle Vincent

LiveOutlaw.com is the future!

We asked, and you told us... well, we asked, you told us... and then we picked your second favorite one. There was a really close tie between StayOutlaw.com and LiveOutlaw.com, and even though StayOutlaw.com technically won, we decided that LiveOutlaw.com was more the vibe we were going for. Get out...

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| Danielle Vincent

Holiday Production Is In Full Swing!

After a really challenging October, we weren't entirely sure how this holiday season was going to look for us... we were out of stock of lots of our handmade bar soaps, and without power, it was impossible to make more (we do have a generator, but the oils solidify at...

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| Danielle Vincent

The New Logo: Outlaw®

You may have noticed we've slowly been changing out our "Outlaw Soaps" logo with a slightly different "Outlaw" logo... or maybe you didn't, because the change is pretty subtle. We recently bought the Outlaw® trademark from its former foresight-blessed owner. Over the next few months, you'll see the new logo...

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| Danielle Vincent

Cha-cha-cha changes!

Outlaw Soaps has been around for many years, and over that time, I've pretty much been the only person maintaining the website, writing the product descriptions, updating the photos, and, possibly most importantly, making all the design decisions in the company. In the past year, we've brought on some new...

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| Danielle Vincent

I'm sorry: The shaving soap will not be available after all

We had such high hopes. After all, a couple years ago, we had shaving soap and not only did it sell out in just a few days, it got rave reviews: "I started wet shaving about a year ago and I'll never go back. It helped turn a boring, dreaded...

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