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.

Meet Jori Miller: Our 4Q Scholarship Recipient

The Indie Business Network offers a valuable and transformative entrepreneurial experience. As its leader, I recognize that not everyone has the resources to access IBN’s array of entrepreneurial mentoring, coaching, and training services, especially when they are first starting out. To help offset the challenge for as many as possible, each quarter, we offer a…

6 Types of Recurring Revenue Business Models You Should Know About

There are six basic types of recurring revenue business models you should know about. Each has its own unique characteristics. I’m sure you can leverage at least one of these to generate endless repeat sales opportunities and create a fun and engaging community around your brand. This overview is required prerequisite reading for everyone who…

Kirsten Conner of Flourish Beauty Lab [Maker Stories: Episode 74: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 74 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Maker Story introduces you to Kirsten Conner of Flourish Beauty Lab in White River Junction, Vermont. Kirsten is a retail store owner and product formulator who makes artisan products designed for people who are super sensitive to ingredients and fragrances. Her main focus is on…

12 American Lavender Farms to Visit and Enjoy

According to the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, several animal and human studies suggest that lavender may be an effective treatment for certain neurological disorders. Among other things, they show that lavender has mood stabilizing, sedative, and analgesic properties. Of course that’s no surprise to Indie Business Network members…