Indie Business Network: 2019 Year In Review

It's hard to fathom, but 2019 is nearly over, and with its conclusion comes the time for an amazing celebration for us here at the Indie Business Network. I'll get to that in a few minutes, but first, I'm excited to reflect with genuine joy and happiness at the pleasure it has been to serve my members for yet another great year. In 2019, IBN introduced several new member benefits, watched … [Read more...]

Marissa Bethoney of Precious Skin Elixirs [Maker Stories: Episode 70: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 70 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Marissa Bethoney of Precious Skin Elixirs in Boxford, Massachusetts. Marissa left a decade-long career as a jeweler to create a business that allowed her to feel better about simultaneously leading a business and being a mother. As you'll enjoy learning in this episode, Marissa's business is more … [Read more...]

Congratulations Instagram Pod Holiday Wonderland Giveaway Winner!

We are excited to announce the winner of IBN's Instagram Pod Holiday Giveaway. Our theme was Holiday Wonderland. It was fun! The IBN members who participated loved it, but no one is happier than our winner, @Tuscon_Vegan, whose colorful Instagram is all about vegan product reviews and deals. She will soon have a delightful collection of IBN member products to enjoy throughout the holiday … [Read more...]

Pam Rodgers of Stella Chroma [Maker Stories: Episode 69: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 69 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Pam Rodgers of Stella Chroma, a nail polish brand in Richmond, Indiana. Pam started her business in 2012, and today, she manages the business while holding down a full-time job as a nurse practitioner. Since starting Stella Chroma, Pam has taught her husband, her son and her son's fiancé how to make … [Read more...]

Video Replay and Hearing Summary

Following up on yesterday's announcement, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health today hosted a hearing entitled, Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety. You can watch the hearing, with time stamps, below. If you are new to this blog, or this issue, new cosmetics laws have been under consideration since 2008. You can read a lot of … [Read more...]