Indie Business Blog

Episode 55: Paul Chambers of The Gentleman’s Box [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 55 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this episode, I'll introduce you to Paul Chambers of The Gentleman's Box and The Subscription Summit. A few years back, through his web design company, Paul was asked to design a website for a subscription box company. Seeing more than just a website design gig, Paul offered to design the site in exchange for part ownership in the box. Today, … [Read More]

The Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2017

For nearly a decade, this blog has recounted the journey of multiple pieces of proposed legislation designed to amend cosmetics laws in the United States. This post is the latest in that series. Yesterday, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2017. A bill with the same name … [Read More]

Episode 54: Exciting Changes at Indie Business Podcast! [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 54 of the Indie Business Podcast! This time, it's just me. No guest, and I have something fun and exciting to share with you today. Indie Business Podcast has helped so many people gain the skills and confidence, and enjoy the mentoring, they need to be successful as Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. My listeners tell me they … [Read More]

The Indie Business Podcast Story

This post tells the story of how I got started as a podcaster, and why. I'll also share a bit about why I'm making some big changes to the Indie Business Podcast. Strap yourself in for a journey. I've come a long way, baby! I hosted my first Internet radio show in 2005, just one year after the word "podcast" was ever used. At that time, the … [Read More]

Episode 53: Briar Winters of Marble & Milkweed [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 53 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this episode, I introduce you to Briar Winters of Marble & Milkweed in New York City. Briar launched her business in 2010 after a career as a pastry chef in a Manhattan hotel. The tagline for Briar's business is "analog beauty," a mindset that very much represents the simplicity and elegance … [Read More]