"Supporting Over 250,000 Handmade Cosmetic Microbusinesses and the Communities They Serve."

The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance is an alliance of artisans, business owners, cosmetic and soap makers from across the country that are passionate about preserving the freedom for small businesses to produce and sell handmade soap & cosmetics in the USA.

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The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance works with federal legislators to preserve the handmade cosmetic and soap industry while fostering the community based main street jobs they support.

The HCA has four simple messages for legislators:
Support the creation of a federal microbusiness definition as a small business that together with affiliates, have average annual gross receipts of two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) or less over the previous three years, or is a manufacturer with 25 or fewer employees.
Support the nation’s over 300,000 handmade cosmetic companies by providing small business exemptions for facility registration and fees so that these companies may continue to create local jobs and contribute to local economies.
Support handmade cosmetic small businesses by providing exemptions for regulatory paperwork which drives up the cost of doing business, making it nearly impossible to operate a profitable handmade cosmetic business.
Support handmade cosmetic small businesses by providing publically accessible federal resources as a way to foster growth of these emerging companies in the United States.

Handmade cosmetic and soap businesses offer a profitable income to thousands of American households. On average, each one of these 300,000 small businesses employs 1-3 people thereby creating real, main street jobs in local communities.

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  Contact your friends, customers and vendors and ask them to support the HCA.

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  Proctor & Gamble, Aveda, Burt’s Bees and Mary Kay are just a few companies that were established by handmade entrepreneurs.

The HCA meets with legislators to preserve the freedom of today's artisans to produce and sell handmade soaps & cosmetics in the USA.

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