What resolution is topping our list this year? Read more! Reading is such a great way to strengthen your entrepreneurial muscle. It's almost a guarantee that you'll walk away filled-to-the-brim with fresh ideas to invigorate your business. But, it's also a wellness secret weapon: reading can improve concentration, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness!
Did you know that many of our Indie Business Network members are authors? We're continually in awe of our multi-hyphenate member base and love sharing their published works with you. If you're like us and want to read more this year, add these 9 must-read books to your list, all written by our amazing Indie Business Network members!
Add These 9 Business and Lifestyle Books to Your 2022 Reading List
Making Aromatherapy Lotions & Creams
by Donna Maria
Written by the award-winning founder of Indie Business Network, this book is jam-packed with easy-to-follow tips, tricks, and recipes—so it's no surprise that it's a favorite amongst our members! Beginner makers worldwide have used this book to learn the basics of natural skincare products and how to soothe, nourish, and brighten skin with clean and green ingredients.
by Anne-Marie Faiola
Spend any time on maker YouTube, and you'll definitely run across Anne-Marie Faiola, the “Soap Queen” herself. In this book, she distills decades of creative soaping knowledge. She started making soap at 16, and it grew into Bramble Berry, a highly successful business serving makers with top-quality ingredients, supplies, and guidance. At 600+ pages, this book is a must-have for any master soapmaker.
A Little Handbook About Topical CBD
by Kayla Fioravanti
Curious about CBD and how you can integrate it into your products? Kayla Fioravanti, owner of Ology Essentials, is your go-to expert aficionado. She loads up this handy guide with everything CBD 101: you'll learn the basics of the hemp plant, how you can use it to level up your skincare line, and also brush up on the fundamentals of CBD product labeling.
Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin
by Nadia Neumann
Bid farewell to icky additives and enter the wide world of real and fresh ingredients! Nadia Neumann will teach you how to dive into nature's bounty to dial in radiant, clear skin. Combined with stunning photos and tons of DIY recipes, you'll nab all the necessary deets on how you can get your glow on!
All About Inventing
by Andrea Hence Evans, Esq.
Patents and trademarks—both new and experienced makers have plenty of questions on this important topic! Patent Attorney and former USPTO Patent Examiner Andrea Hence Evans to the rescue. In her books, she'll teach you everything you need to know about intellectual property and how to avoid the costly mistakes that can sink your invention.
The Power of Free Publicity
by Roberta Perry
What business couldn't use more publicity? If you know you need it but aren't sure how to get it, let Roberta Perry be your guide. She'll walk you through all the top tips and pointers for getting free publicity. At the end of this read, you'll overcome any outreach fears and finally feel like a true PR expert ready to grow your business by leaps and bounds.
Moving Through Opened Doors
by Dawn Fitch
Long-time Indie Business member Dawn Fitch shares the highs and lows of business ownership in this compelling narrative. She not only breaks down the everyday truth of what it's like to be an entrepreneur, but shares insight into the unbelievable bounty of blessings your own business can bring.
by Sharon Falsetto
Puzzled by the power of essential oils? Pick up this page-turner to brush up on your aromatherapy knowledge! Sharon Falsetto breaks down the benefits of 40 essential oils like grapefruit, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Learn how to add them into your products, or just how to harness their power around your home.
The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking
by Donna DeRosa
Life as an entrepreneur can be stressful, and keeping a healthy lifestyle on track can feel like an uphill battle. Not with the guidance of Donna DeRosa! She's your go-to culinary maven when it comes to mastering the Mediterranean diet—a flavorful food style known as one of the world's most healthy.
Caught the reading bug? Join the Indie Business Book Club!
The Indie Business Book Club is in full swing! We're days away from February, when we'll start our next book, Tribes, by the incomparable Seth Godin. Reading helps grow your business, improves overall well-being, and it's also a reason to check in at our weekly mentoring event, Coffee With Donna Maria!
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