All the reliable resources, business coaching, entrepreneurial training, and community support you need -- in one place!

Yes...and insurance too.

Our membership helps thousands of handmade entrepreneurs thrive in the $44+ billion creative economy.

Grow a business that allows you to create your specific lifestyle. No more hit or miss finding resources. Collaborate with supportive like-minded entrepreneurs. Learn business systems that work for you. Make more confident business decisions. Make more sales. Earn more lifetime customers.

“IBN is the best professional membership I have joined. The networking is great, the sharing of information is phenomenal, the teaching that Donna Maria brings is outstanding. I have learned the skills to take my business to the next level. It's a great group to join regardless of the site of your business.” ~ Cindy Jones, Ph.D, Colorado Aromatics

Image: Jennifer Waller of Celtic Complexion: IBN Member since 2014

How do you know if this is right for you?

Well, Indie Business isn’t...

  • A place to learn to make stuff
  • It’s not an insurance company
  • It’s not for hobbyists

It is for you if:

  • You are serious about your business
  • You’re a product maker 
  • You want your business to grow
  • You like connecting with people who get you
  • You want to collaborate (not compete) with other makers
  • You value American Made
  • You believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform your life
  • You believe in the power of women to change the world

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Explore some of our FREE resources

We have a lot of resources to get your feet wet, see what we’re all about, and even meet some of our inspiring members.

What a few of our thousands of maker members have to say...

Image: Khadija Dawn Carryl of Henna Sooq: IBN Member since 2014

Just some of the resources you get with membership







The 5 ways to use Indie Business™ to grow your business

  • Product liability insurance. This is how you probably found us in your google search. Unlike going to your local insurance broker, who doesn’t have quite what you need (or can afford) we have affordable liability insurance specifically set up for you, the handmade product makers.
  • CBD insurance coverage. As this niche industry grows, you need insurance coverage that works for you and the specific CBD products you make.
  • Supportive network of like-minded handmade makers. You’re an individual, not one of a thousand fish caught in a net. We have the kind of member-driven support that works for you and your business. Plus…collaborative opportunities to promote your brand through social media, podcast and video. 
  • Entrepreneur training classes – live and recorded. From leadership training, opportunity to join Maker Mastermind, virtual co-working and accountability to live and on-demand wellness workshops – to keep you fit and sane – there’s a training to help you grow.
  • Access to award winning entrepreneur Donna Maria – up close and personal. Since 2000, we have provided numerous tools, resources, and professional services designed to empower and to encourage the success of creative entrepreneurs.

Hello, I'm Donna Maria!

I founded the Indie Business Network to help you build an online audience of customers and clients who will buy from you over and over again.

Our #1 priority is to help you leverage the amazing products you created to build a buying target audience, a loyal community of fans, and a brand that will serve as the platform for a lifetime of sales opportunities.

You're busy. You are determined. You know that tossing spaghetti at the wall and hoping some of it sticks is not a strategy. You don't have the time to digest a million “how to start a business” blog posts, watch thousands of YouTube videos (most of which are ultimately trying to sell you something), and read business books until your eyes glaze over.

What you need is a Success Path, and you have found one right here.

IBN is a one-stop shop that eliminates distractions and gives you the critical ingredients needed to build a buying  audience so you enjoy a never-ending stream of sales opportunities. IBN puts the coaching and resources you need in a sequential order you can follow straight to the fulfillment of your business dreams — all organized in one place.

If you're tired of wasting precious time searching for the right advice or wondering what you should do first (or next), you have come to the right place.

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