safe cosmetics act

Small Businesses Share Impact Of HR 5786, If Passed As Written [Audio]

August 17, 2010 Read More View Comments

My guests on yesterday’s Indie Business Podcast were Ann Wooledge, Valerie Reed and Vanessa Nixon Klein, each of whom owns a small cosmetics company and is a former signer of the Compact For Safe Cosmetics. On the show, they shared their entrepreneurial stories and offered practical insights on how HR 5786, as drafted, would impact [...]


Indie Business Podcast: 8/16: What Would Life Be Like If HR 5786 Became Law?

August 15, 2010 Read More View Comments

Yesterday, I told you How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws. On August 16, I’ll introduce you to three Indies who are faced with that daunting task, if HR 5786, as written, becomes alw. The show airs live at 1:00pm EST, and you can listen live online [...]

How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws

August 14, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier this week, the State of California, through California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., filed suit against the makers, manufacturers and distributors of children’s bounce houses. The bounce houses, like the one pictured here, are alleged to contain lead components in violation of the Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise [...]

Sample Letter No. 3: Email To Your Independent Sales Reps

July 31, 2010 Read More View Comments

The Internet has helped the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics scare people into thinking that cosmetics are unsafe. As a small company, you are hardest hit by this fear mongering, even if you are or at one time were a Compact signer. They are telling an untrue story, all the while saying that they care about [...]

Sample Letter No. 2: An Email To Your Customers

July 30, 2010 Read More View Comments

While it’s challenging when a small business must communicate controversial news to their customers, there are times when it becomes critical to do so in order to have the necessary impact on public policy. We must let our customers know about the bill, and how it will adversely affect their ability to buy the products [...]