#4th of July Mashup

So many positively patriotic photos were entered in our Fourth of July Challenge over the last week. Haven’t had a chance to submit your photos yet? Today is the last day! Just share your challenge-inspired bath and body product by posting a photo on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page with the hashtag #4thofJuly.  Keep your eyes peeled next week when we announce the winners, and remember to check out all the red, white and blue-hued entrants to our Facebook page below!

8 Responses to “#4th of July Mashup”

  1. Patricia says:

    So interesting how the creative mind works! Look how unique each one is! Good job, peeps!

  2. Gabi says:

    I need some assistance with the legal aspects of my co-owned lip butter business. As we both are nearly 15, we’re obviously considered minors legally. With starting up a business at any age, I’m aware that EIN, Federal Income Tax, Self-Employment Tax, Sales Tax Licenses, and Local Business Licenses, possibly insurance as soon as possible. Now this is where I need the assistance. Since we are in fact minors, we cannot obtain an EIN number on our own. It would be so helpful if you could clarify the age requirements for the necessities to starting a business. Also, overall, do you have any suggestions on the steps we should take to legally become a business, including the legal aspects our parents will have to take part of? This is incredibly appreciated.

    • Hi Gabi!

      Age requirements are different by location, and I would talk to you local chamber of commerce or business licensing office so that they can give you the correct information for your business. I would also suggest asking this question at the Teach Soap Forums as there are soapers of all ages there that can give you some great advice at getting started with all the little details (like insurance, licenses, etc).

      Teach Soap Forums: http://www.teachsoap.com/forum/

      We are so excited that you are and your co-owner are pursuing this business of yours and we can’t wait to hear more about it. Be sure to keep us updated and if you get any pictures, we’d love for you to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page.


      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. If you are interested in getting insurance, I would definitely check this blog post out. Anne-Marie covers the different options you can take with it.

      Business Insurance for the Handcrafted Industry: http://www.soapqueen.com/business/business-insurance-for-the-handcrafted-industry/

  3. sharon says:


    Any idea when you will mention the 4th of July winners this week?

  4. Michele says:

    AMAZING talent out there! Love the mashup-such a great chance to see all kinds of creative ideas.

    • Good afternoon, Michele!

      We feel the same exact way, there were so many amazing entries into this challenge and we had fun going through all of them. We hope you are able to pull some soapy inspiration from this mashup! :)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

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