Donna Maria is an entrepreneur mentor, the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, and the host of the Indie Business Podcast and the Indie Business Retreat. She has been recognized as one of the most trusted voices for Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs. Her coaching and consulting enterprise trains thousands of new and evolving entrepreneurs every day.

Let Your Customers Be Your Guide with Robbin Turner of Violet Botanical Skincare – Indie Business Podcast Episode 99

Welcome to Episode 99 of the Indie Business Podcast! On this episode, you’ll meet Robbin Turner of Violet Botanical Skincare in Los Angeles, CA. One of the first things you might notice about the Violet Botanical brand is the gorgeous violet blue bottles in which each product is  carefully packaged. The bottles are not only beautiful,…

Your Business and the Corporate Transparency Act

In an effort to crack down on financial crimes, Congress recently passed the Corporate Transparency Act requiring that the owners of certain types of corporate entities file a Beneficial Ownership Interest (BOI) report with the US Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The reporting requirements, which become effective this month, are designed to…

Meet Shawaunna, Gabriela and Hinda: Indie Business Network 1Q 2024 Robin’s Roses Scholarship Recipients

We are excited to introduce you to Shawaunna Middleton, Gabriela Huanosta, Hinda Pugh, our 1Q 2024 Robin’s Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship recipients. Shawaunna is the founder of Eunette Hair Essentials in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gabriela is the founder of Numinous Skin (launching soon!) in Los Angeles, California and Hinda is the founder of Luxe Wix Candle…

Get the Indie Business Network 2024 Member Badge

The new 2024 Indie Business Network Entrepreneur Member badges are here! Let your customers, clients, members, and professional colleagues know that your Indie Business Network Entrepreneurship membership is current with our new 2024 Entrepreneur Member badge. You can display the badge at your website, on social media, and any other place where your professional affiliation…

Apply For The IBN Robin’s Roses Scholarship Q1 2024 Scholarship

The Indie Business Network was founded 20 years ago based on the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We believe it is time to replace traditional notions of entrepreneurship with the increasingly obvious reality that entrepreneurship is for everyone, and can be defined in different ways by different people with uniquely different lifestyle goals. You do not…

No-Stress Content Creation Strategies with Larissa Lewis of Jargon Gist – Indie Business Podcast Episode 98

Welcome to Episode 98 of the Indie Business Podcast! On this episode, you’ll meet Larissa Lewis of Jargon Gist in Pasadena, CA. This episode is chock full of fantastic tips to help you boost your content creation chops. It’s also special to me because it’s an introduction to the wonderful daughter of IBN’s very first…

The Introvert Entrepreneur with Catherine Robinson of Wildwood Aromas – Indie Business Podcast Episode 97

Welcome to Episode 97 of the Indie Business Podcast! I’m excited to introduce you to Catherine Robinson of Wildwood Aromas in Springfield, Missouri. A self-described introvert, Catherine started her business after she began making aromatherapy products for people who wanted to use essential oil blends to enhance their daily lives but didn’t have, a reputable…

The Joy of Getting Over Yourself with Kimberly Cross of Zhi Bath and Body – Indie Business Podcast Episode 96

Welcome to Episode 96 of the Indie Business Podcast! On this episode, you’ll meet Kimberly Cross of Zhi Bath & Body in Charlotte, North Carolina. From the time she was a child, Kim has been in the beauty industry. She started out as a hair dresser in middle school. Later, after retiring from the military…

Meet Elle N: Indie Business Network 4Q 2023 Robin’s Roses Entrepreneur Scholarship Recipient

We are excited to introduce you to Elle N. of Rose Nicaud Perfume, our 4Q 2023 Robin’s Roses Entrepreneur Scholarship Recipient! Based in New Orleans, Elle N. creates small batch, hand crafted, artisan perfumes with fine aromatics to bring you the comforts of the Crescent City in the form of elegant handcrafted fragrances. About Elle…