We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — general musings

| 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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| Outlaw Soaps

International Day of Happiness (Postponed due to unforeseen events?)

Not canceled. Postponed! Our original intent for today was to liberally delve into the “Happiness” angle of International Day of Happiness.  We’d pepper this page with what makes Outlaws happy, and since this year’s theme is about what brings us together, focus on what us Outlaws have in common. What...

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| Danielle Vincent

Shit, meet fan.

This morning, we received an email from one of our suppliers informing us that they're shutting down until April 1 at the earliest. Thankfully, it's not a major supplier and we do have a backup plan, but this prompted me to write our actual major supplier to place a just-in-case...

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| Jennalee Rhodes

Deer Sheds and Other Things

At the end of March last year, I moved back to the US (from England) and began a months-long adventure/road-trip/cross-country move to join my fellow Outlaws in Grass Valley, CA. Along the way, I had many adventures, a fair number of which were Western/Pioneer/Adventure-based, and I wanted to take this...

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| Danielle Vincent

I'm feeling particularly grateful for being alive today. How about you?

I think we can all agree it's weird times. Most of us are hanging out inside, or going for solo hikes (being sure not to touch anything, and if we do, wiping clorox on our fingers)... It seems like there's a lot of widespread fear (I've heard it said that...

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| Sue Caplan

Oh Happy Day: The International Day of Happiness

Here’s a little-known tidbit: March 20th is The International Day of Happiness.  Coincidentally it is also Frog day, Bock Beer Day, and Extraterrestrial Abductions Day. Now, I know this readership is expecting to hear the story of how Outlaw Lust in the Dust Body Wash made its way up and...

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| Danielle Vincent

Helpful Thoughts: Is it a systemic problem or is this a one-off thing?

I read a lot of business books. The one I'm currently reading, The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker, is so insightful that I wanted to share some reflections on the methods. I hope you find these reflections helpful. The Elements of the Decision Process The clear realization that the problem...

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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

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

What would you like to say to our team?

As you may know by now, we are relocating Outlaw from the mountain town of Grass Valley, California to the valley town of Sparks, Nevada. Our new workshop is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and has many open walls that we are looking forward to decorating. This may seem like a hokey idea,...

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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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