Indie Business Blog

10 Amazingly Fragrant Artisan Handmade Candles

There's nothing more soothing than the fresh scent of a burning candle. If you're anything like us, you are getting bored of the traditional candle fragrances available and looking for a way to mix things up. These luxurious, custom candle blends are sure to pique your senses. SWEET FIG MINIMALIST CANDLE BY BROOKLYN CANDLE STUDIOSummon your inner hippie with the earthy, ripe aroma of a … [Read More]

Maker Stories: Episode 66: Zondra Wilson of Blu Skin Care [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 66 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Zondra Wilson of Blu Skin Care in Los Angeles, California. Zondra started her business after a career as a television news anchor. When she began to feel like something was missing, she left the broadcast world and then, as she says, Blu Skin Care came along … [Read More]

4 Ways to Improve Your Business When Sales are Slow

On this episode of the Maker Mastermind Show, I was asked to share some ideas to help you be productive when sales are slow. Of course it stinks when sales are slow, but you can turn that frown upside down and use the time to your advantage. Here are four ways to do that. 4 Ways to Improve Your Business When Sales are Slow Go straight … [Read More]

10 American Artisan Destination Retail Stores You Must Visit

No matter what American city you call home, you don't have to go far to find a piece of artisan retail store heaven in your own back yard. For example, we love this story from CBS News about the resurgence of local independent book stores. But it's not just book stores that are thriving, and that's good news for our Indie Business Network … [Read More]

Introducing Find Indie Makers

I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest website and member benefit! Find Indie Makers is here, and it's the best and most colorful, exciting, and reliable place on the Internet where you can discover and browse a wide variety of high-quality indie artisan products crafted by American Makers. About Find Indie Makers Find Indie … [Read More]