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.

Indie Business Podcast Episode 13 with Donna Maria and Pam Slim

IBP#013: How to Leave Your Job to Start Your Business, with Pam Slim [Podcast]

I‘m thrilled to bring another podcast out of the Indie Business archives today! Why not? I’ve kept these timeless recordings to myself for long enough, and I’m excited to share them with you. In this episode, Pam Slim shares her tips and insights to help you transition from a traditional job to start your business,…

Kelli Parisian, Owner, Parisian's Pure Indulgence

Self-Care for Women Entrepreneurs: My Interview with Kelli Parisian

Indie Business Network members are amazing. While I have met dozens of them in person, I’m connected to many hundreds virtually. They all stand out for different reasons, and this week’s featured member is no exception. I’m excited to introduce you to Kelli Parisian, founder of Parisian’s Pure Indulgence in Woodland Hills, California, outside Los…

Indie Business Podcast with Donna Maria and Lorrie Morgan Ferrero

IBP#012: Simple Tips For Writing Good Marketing Copy, from Lorrie Morgan Ferrero [Podcast]

I‘m thrilled to bring another podcast out of the Indie Business archives today! Why not? It is Throwback Thursday after all. In this episode, Lorrie Morgan Ferrero shares her best tips for writing good marketing copy. Whether it’s a website, a brochure, a business card, or an web page, you’ll enjoy Lorrie’s ideas to produce…

Donna Maria and Indie Business Network in the Charlotte Observer

In the Charlotte Observer: Size Alone is Not the Measure of Small Business Success

Today, I’m pleased to share that the Indie Business Network is featured in the “Shop Talk” section of The Charlotte Observer. Along with me, our members Curtis Durham of Bath Nation and Jennifer Devlin of Celtic Complexion and their products are also featured. My favorite thing about this article is that the journalist chose to…

Indie Business Podcast Episode 11 with Donna Maria and Mari Smith

IBP#011: Mari Smith on Relationship Marketing [Podcast]

Donna Maria and Mari Smith go one-on-one about how to use new media tools to engage in new relationship marketing, to grow your business.

IBP#010: Jack Canfield on The Success Principles [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! I have been podcasting since before podcasting was a word. I hosted my first online…

#IBP009: Paula Deen on Success and Women in Business [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! I hosted my first online radio show on September 21, 2005, before social media took…

“Do your research BEFORE You Start Selling,” says Featured Member Diana O’Donnell of Moana Beauty in Naples, Florida

One of the best ways to make yourself and your business the best they can be is to learn from the success of others. That’s why we love to spotlight our members here at the blog. Today, you’ll meet Diana O’Donnell, founder of Moana Beauty in Naples, Florida. Moana products have been featured in several…

#IBP008: How Your Artisan Business Can Become a Non-Profit Powerhouse [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! How do you transform a small Texas soapmaking venture into a non-profit powerhouse that changes…