We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — small 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

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

Supply & Demand & Handmade Bar Soap

This year (and every year), we struggle to keep up with inventory of handmade soap... admittedly, it's darn good stuff! We're at an awkward time in our company's development: we don't have the space, labor, or resources to scale up our production enough to meet the demand. A great problem,...

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| Danielle Vincent

Small Business Saturday: What your purchase means to a little business like Outlaw

This year, thanks to you (and a whole lot of good fortune that led folks like you to us), we've grown a lot. But even at a whoppin' 12 employees (that's six times what we had last year at this time!), we're still a tiny little business in a huge...

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| Outlaw Soaps

Happy Thanksgiving from Outlaws to In-laws!

On this holiest of gratitude days, we want you to know, from the heart, how much we appreciate you as our friends, customers, and family. It’s you and your undying love of our little band of Outlaws that keeps this whole shebang bangin’. This has been a year of many...

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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

Why we need your help in leading this Outlaw gang (and we're givin' out a hefty bounty to boot)!

I often say that we have a very democratic soap company. We take so much guidance on product quality, values, and development from our customers (like YOU!). And Lord knows, I appreciate it. In so many circumstances, it's our customers who help us make right decisions about products, figure out...

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| Danielle Vincent

The Road to AmericasMart: A plucky little soap company moseys to Atlanta for some wholesale soap sales

This Friday, we're heading to Atlanta to be part of AmericasMart, the largest gift show in North America. It's really wild to even think about it... so wild that I scheduled a few day of us to be there in advance just in case we needed to race around and...

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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

"Sometimes the person who wins the rodeo is just the person flexible and stubborn enough to stay in the saddle the longest." - Danielle

This is Tad Lucas. She was a professional rodeo rider. I bought her photo (this photo, in fact) off eBay about a decade ago and it sat on my desk at ABC and then at Oprah, reminding me that even on the rugged and wild ride of entertainment (which was...

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| Danielle Vincent

The growing gang of Outlaws

This week, we interviewed several people for a few new positions at Outlaw HQ here in Grass Valley, California. The weekly newsletter has been assembled by our new associate, Stacie, who has taken over the weekly email as well as several logistics duties. A month or so ago, our friend...

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