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.

Vault Episode #69: Kelly Speewok [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 69 featuring my interview with Kelly Speewok. As an expert in designing and planning personal spaces, Kelly’s mission is to minimize the intrusion of business into our personal lives. With her impressive background…

Where Is Your Office?

Until two days ago, my office was located in a corner of the master bedroom of the home we rented when we moved to North Carolina last September. Before that, I was used to a spacious home office between the family room and the powder room. I was totally spoiled. Since we moved into our…

Moving Day!

Hi Everyone!! That’s me in my "cool shades" taking a break from the hassle of moving day. My daughter is the photographer. You can see her in my lens! Yes! I said "moving day." That’s right. We’ve moved again. Last year, we moved from our hometown of Washington, DC to a town called Waxhaw, south…

Trade Show Magic

Last week, I delivered the keynote address at the Conference of Handcrafted Soap Makers in St. Louis. While there, I met with Susan Ryhanen of Saipua in New York. Susan (pictured, left, with Sima Dadamiya of Jumana Handmade Products in the United Kingdom) is a member of the Indie Beauty Network and a savvy trade…

Vault Episode #67: Barbara Kay [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 67 featuring my interview with Barbara Kay. As an executive coach and trainer at Advantage Coaching and Training, Barbara believes that despite the constant changes in our world, there is no need to…

Vault Episode #66: Catherine Seda [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 66 featuring my interview with Catherine Seda. As an Internet marketing veteran, entrepreneur magazine columnist, and founder of Ceda Communications, Catherine’s expertise in navigating the ever-expanding influence of Google on the Internet is…

Vault Episode #65: Janet Christy [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 65 featuring my interview with Janet Christy. As the president of Leverage and Development LLC, Janet leads the charge in empowering women and minorities through strategic consulting, harnessing their unique status to gain…

Vault Episode #64: Jerry Hart [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 64 featuring my interview with Jerry Hart. Jerry is a visionary expert in guiding organizations to harness the power of the Internet, effectively lowering costs and fostering profitable business ventures. As a…

Vault Episode #63: Tom O’Connor [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 63 featuring my interview with Tom O’Connor. As a certified public accountant and the owner of Thomas O’Connor CPALLC, Tom is an expert in alleviating the tax burdens that weigh heavily on small…

Vault Episode #62: Rebecca Lamperski [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 62 featuring my interview with Rebecca Lamperski. In celebration of the first day of spring, our topic is none other than gardening. Rebecca, the esteemed author of “Full Bloom: Planting the Seeds for…

Vault Episode #61: Shannon Cherry [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 61 featuring my interview with Shannon Cherry, the owner of Cherry Communications. As an expert in public relations and media outreach, Shannon’s expertise lies in leveraging these powerful tools to expand reach,…

Vault Episode #60: James Arthur Ray [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 60 featuring my interview with James Arthur Ray. Today’s guest challenges conventional wisdom by asserting that “balance is bogus.” With appearances on prestigious platforms like the Oprah Winfrey show, James advocates that true…

Vault Episode #59: John Mautner [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 59 featuring my interview with John Mautner, the CEO of Advanced Profit Technologies and author of “Cycle of Success”, an audio book program that ignites the entrepreneurial spirit! Join us as John shares…

Vault Episode #58: Sabrina DiBella [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 58 featuring my interview with Sabrina DiBella, an exceptional individual who has left an indelible mark on the world of Public Relations. With her extensive experience in PR, coupled with her flair for…

Vault Episode #57: “Black to the Future” [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 57, a special episode we are calling “Black to the Future”, where we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and their journey to success. Hosted by the visionary Donna Maria, the driving force behind the…