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.

Isabel Alvarez of Albisa Candles [Indie Stories: Episode 78: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 78 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Isabel Alvarez of Albisa Candles, in Los Angeles, California. Isabel makes candles that are reminiscent of her Cuban heritage. After the pandemic, Isabel hopes to hire outside help, but for now, it’s truly a family business at Albisa, with Isabel…

Laura Luther of Olive My Skin [Indie Stories: Episode 77: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 77 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Indie Story introduces you to Laura Luther of Olive My Skin, in Oxford, Connecticut. Laura first owned the Southbury Soap & Candle bath and body business business nearly 20 years ago. After closing down following a challenging divorce, Laura launched Olive My Skin in 2012, and…

February 2021 Indie Business Book Club: On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker

I am pleased to announce the February 2021 Indie Business Book Club pick: On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker by A’Lelia Bundles. If you’re not familiar with the Indie Business Book Club, you can click here for more information. Authored by Madam CJ Walker’s great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, the book…