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.

Overcoming Mental Health Challenges Through Entrepreneurship with Lauren Vanscoy of Essence One – Indie Business Podcast Episode 92

According to a 2020 report from the American Psychiatric Association*, 46.6 million Americans (nearly 1 in 5 adults!) live with a mental health condition, depression in particular, and suicide rates are rising. Welcome to Episode 92 of the Indie Business Podcast, where we shine a spotlight on one woman’s mental health challenges, and how the…

Grow Your Business by Solving People’s Problems with Tiana Coats of Winding Wick Candles – Indie Business Podcast Episode 91

Welcome to Episode 91 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Tiana Coats of Winding Wick Candles, in Garland, Texas. Once upon a time, Tiana considered her position as a pharmacy technician to be her dream job. She eventually grew weary of doing the same thing every day, and began daydreaming…

Canadian Made: Check Out These 9 Makers Dominating Small Business in Canada

O Canada! The beautiful country is well-known for its majestic scenery, dogmatic hockey obsession, and the sweet kiss of Maple Syrup. At Indie Business Network, we also know Canada for something else: their talented crop of handmade and artisan businesses! We are proud to offer product liability insurance for maker businesses all across North America—and…

A Supportive Spouse or Partner is Key to Business Success with Jennifer Watt of Jenny the Hemp Goddess – Indie Business Podcast Episode 90

Welcome to Episode 90 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Jennifer Watt of Jenny the Hemp Goddess, in Armada, Michigan. Jenny’s story perfectly illustrates the fact that a supportive spouse or partner is key to business success. Several years ago, Jenny and her family moved to a 10-acre farm and…

Lakisha McMillian of Simply Unique [Indie Stories: Episode 89: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 89 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Lakisha McMillian of Simply Unique, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not only is Lakisha leading her business, but she also works full-time and is earning her master’s degree. You’ll enjoy learning about how Lakisha organizes her time for maximum efficiency using…

Brittany Hogan of Nefertem Holistic Skincare [Indie Stories: Episode 88: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 88 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Brittany Hogan of Nefertem Holistic Skincare, in Park Forest, Illinois. For Nefertem co-founders Brittany and her husband, Andre, business is about so much more than money. The brand name itself borrows from Nefertem, the god of beautification in the ancient…

Rhonda Walters of RareGlo [Indie Stories: Episode 87: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 87 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Rhonda Walters of RareGlo, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Rhonda has been in the beauty business for over 40 years. She is a cosmetologist, a hair stylist, a salon owner, and a cosmetics formulator. And a mom and a long distance runner.…