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.

#IndieCruise Mastermind 2015 Speaker: Lela Barker: Use Signature Events To Build Your Brand

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been introducing you to our fabulous speakers for #IndieCruise Mastermind 2015. So far, you’ve met Kismet Andrews and Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Lela Barker, another successful creative entrepreneur whom you will hear from and dine with and snorkel with, on #IndieCruise…

Episode 5: Samantha Dickey: Dirty Beauty Skincare [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this fifth episode, I introduce you to Samantha Dickey of Dirty Beauty Skincare in Woodstock, Georgia. Here is how Samantha describes her handmade products: “Hand-poured and developed by a farmer’s nerdy lipstick-lovin’ granddaughter.” You should be able to tell from that description that Samantha is…

#IndieCruise Mastermind 2015 Speaker: Kismet Andrews: Show Off Your Brand at Trade Shows and Markets

Last week, I introduced you to Andrea Hence Evans, Esq., one of our speakers for #IndieCruise Mastermind 2015. Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Kismet Andrews, another successful creative entrepreneur whom you will hear from, and dine with, on #IndieCruise Mastermind 2015. Kismet launched Bar Maids in 2001, and joined IBN in 2009.…

Episode 4: Stacia Guzzo: The Handcrafted Honey Bee [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this fourth episode, I introduce you to Stacia Guzzo of The Handcrafted Honey Bee and Tehachabee Farm in Tehachapi, California. Stacia and I discuss how she manages her two Maker businesses as a wife and the mother of two young children, and how she became…

Smile About Your Success

Do you sell your products at local fairs and markets? If so, it’s not just your customers you want to connect with while you are there. For example, meet our members: Angela Carillo, Roslyne Yates-Johnson and Anne Marie Esposito at the Women’s EXPO Long Island yesterday. Roslyne called Anne Maria and Angela her “Indie Sisters.”…

Episode 3: Carrie and Darren Seibert: Soap Commander [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this third episode, I introduce you to Darren and Carrie Seibert of Soap Commander in Cherokee, Alabama, and we discuss how they manage their business while raising and home schooling seven (yes, 7) children. Being married to an unexpected entrepreneur is not always easy. You…