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.

Make Technology Your Slave

… And Do It Now, Before It’s Too Late Yesterday, Netflix announced an agreement with LG Electronics to deliver movies directly to your high definition television set, bypassing the need to use a personal computer. This announcement is not surprising considering that it’s a smart use of technology that makes it easier for Netflix to…

The Best Kept Branding Secret

Domain Name Offers Incomplete But Valuable Protection The United States Patent & Trademark Office reported that it examined a record 323,527 trademark applications in fiscal year 2007. Compare this to 2006, when it reported examining 275,790 applications, a 9% jump from 2005. But filing a trademark registration application can be expensive and time consuming. And…

Wasabi Anyone?

Today, I’m feeling the love from Wasabi Publicity! Wasabi is a PR firm that is chock full of some of the most creative people I know, including my friend and colleague Michelle Tennant. That’s why I was doubly excited when they asked l’il ole me to be a guest speaker at their November Wasabi Club…

Double-Minded Dilemma

Successful Indies Look In One Direction Only A New Testament Bible verse says that a double-minded person is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8) That’s true, especially when it comes to business. Every day, I speak with Indies who love what they do. They want to make money and maybe even ditch a full-time…

Fear It And Forget It

Don’t Let Camera Shyness Keep You From Your Dream Yesterday I posted my Indie Business TV interview with Karen Williams of Indie Beauty Network member Pockuts. Before the interview, Karen told me she was terrified of being in front of a camera that was capturing her every move. She was afraid that she would say…