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Candlemaking for Profit : A Practical Guide for Small-Scale Producers
by Robert Aley


Overview - Candlemaking is a traditional craft which can be converted into a modern small business with viable markets in most countries around the world. This book includes instructions on how to determine the feasibility of a candlemaking business, and advises on essential business planning.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Candlemaking is a traditional craft which can be converted into a modern small business with viable markets in most countries around the world. This book includes instructions on how to determine the feasibility of a candlemaking business, and advises on essential business planning. It gives detailed and specific guidance in the critical areas of pricing, marketing and selling.

Candlemaking for Profit covers the various materials and methods used in candlemaking. It includes step-by-step illustrations to explain methods appropriate for small-scale production and advises on different wax types, wicks, dyes and scents and gives advice on dealing with material suppliers. The methods illustrated include dipping, molding, pouring and how to make container candles. Finding workshop space is also covered, with information about costs of premises, workshop layout, stock control and safety. The book explains how to keep ahead through design and innovation. It includes advice on how to generate creative ideas, respond to market trends and safeguard intellectual property.

This is a simple and clear practical guide for those who are looking for a business start-up or who want to convert their candlemaking hobby into a profitable small business, whether living in an economically rich or developing country.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781853397219
  • ISBN-10: 1853397210
  • Publisher: Practical Action
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 99
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 5.43 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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