We are on Instagram!

The Guild is joining the 21st century with an Instagram account: We have resource issues so keeping in touch with the full membership is always a challenge. Hopefully, more of you will now be able to connect! https://www.instagram.com/guildofcraftsoaptoiletrymakers/ Mike: info@gcstm.co.uk

Email to UEAPME

A copy of the email we sent in October 2013 that obviously wasn’t worthy of a response: From: Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers [mailto:info@gcstm.co.uk] Sent: 15 October 2013 15:52 To: ‘info@ueapme.com’ Subject: Craft soap and toiletry makers Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to introduce the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry […]

Announcing new Guild forum to replace face book page

Due to problems with the Guild Face Book page a forum will be incorporated into this web site instead: First off I think that that face book providing this service free is amazing and they have helped millions of people to connect in ways that were previously unthinkable. OK, that’s the positive bit… However they […]

basic excel accounts

This will be available for a little while only – feedback useful so that I can tweak it… Guild Income Tracker

Don’t waste money on PDF encryption software

A member was going to invest a fair wedge of cash in a software program to password protect and encrypt some material they want to publish in a PDF ebook. This information might be useful to a few others – as one of the issues that every publisher has to deal with is copyright infringement […]

beware calls from Google adwords

Cold callers are getting busy again – anyone calling you from google listing? I’ve had a few different companies misrepresent themselves to me this way this year – what they are basically doing is offering an SEO service to help get your google listing ranked higher – I’d advise strongly against having any conversation whatsoever […]

Quality books free of charge

Many of you may find this resource very useful – its a site that provides  books on a wide range of subjects free of charge (PDF format, download). The books contain advertising, which is why they are free to users, I’ve read several and found them of exceptionally high quality in both format and content. […]

How not to run a shop or stall

I won a bet recently – I said that a local shop would be closed down and out of business before the end of this year – this despite it being in a prime location with lots of foot traffic. It was a classic example of how not to run a business – it was […]

How the self-employed can employ contractors

How do employ people without risking legal entanglements or breaking the bank when you are self-employed or an SME? I found a solution to this problem years ago after several very unsatisfactory experiences – paying agencies for staff who spend a day training then getting sent to another job the next day and so on […]