We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — business

| 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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| Danielle Vincent

Measuring What Matters

This week, I've been thinking a lot about measuring what matters. I read lots of business books, and this week's hit parade is Measure What Matters by John Doerr, so it'd be only natural for me to ponder how to measure the things that matter in our business. I also...

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| Danielle Vincent

I get by with a little help from my gang

This week, I have been hella sick... and not just for a day or two, for a whole week! 7 days of feeling lethargic, cruddy, cranky, and blerghy. (so blerghy, in fact, that you may have noticed we didn't even send a newsletter last week) We've had many phases of...

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| Danielle Vincent

6 Years of Outlaw Soaps, thanks to customers like YOU

March 15, 2013: Russ and I launched a website featuring Fire in the Hole, Unicorn Poop (along with some other scents that aren't with us any longer). We were relatively new to soapmaking, but we had huge dreams of creating a multi-million dollar company based on awesomely scented sundries. (we're...

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| Danielle Vincent

Do we offer free shipping?

From time to time, we get this question, so I want to address it here: No one offers free shipping. Not Amazon, not the sunglasses shop, no one. As long as shipping costs money, someone is paying for shipping. Some vendors build shipping into the cost of their products and...

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| Danielle Vincent

A Life of Adventure: The Blog Challenge Awakens

It has been nearly a month since I wrote in this here blog. I ordinarily keep it pretty updated, but life has really gotten all up in my business in the last few weeks. It's important to me (and the business) to keep up the blogging, though, so I'm going to get back in here and try to do a 30 day blog challenge starting today. Since filling 30 days of sequential blogs is no small task, I'm going to take this opportunity to brainstorm some upcoming blog topics. I'll link to the posts as I write them:

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