Benefits of an Outside Consultant

For some small business owners, hiring a consultant may seem like big, unnecessary expense. You’re trying to cut operating costs, not find ways to increase them.

These are valid concerns, but shouldn’t preempt the idea of hiring someone with specific expertise to help you. This is especially true when you first start your business. If you get off on the wrong foot, it may cost you a lot more in the long run if an expert could have helped you avoid problems to begin with.

It’s like a golfer who doesn’t takes lessons and never learns to swing the club properly. Bad habits turn into a bad golf game that becomes very difficult and expensive to correct later on. Some money wisely spent in the beginning would have prevented those bad habits and provided a very high payoff in the end. The same is true in business.

Cosmetic Legislation - Federal Legislative Update

Hearing Summary

On March 27, 2012 there was an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, “Examining the Current State of Cosmetics”. 

It was my pleasure to testify to the subcommittee on behalf of the Handmade Soap and Cosmetic Industry.

The hearing lasted just over two hours and overall, it went very well. Questions were fair and the witnesses appeared passionately honest. Most everyone was in agreement that cosmetics are of the safest products regulated by the FDA. Recent concerns with the “Brazilian Blowout” were due misbranded and mislabeled products. Small business needs received considerable support from both sides of the aisle!!

  • You can watch the entire hearing, click here.
  • Debbie May’s testimony begins at 1:30:18 (red jacket), click here.
  • Debbie May’s written testimony is online, click here