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.

Donna Maria Coles Johnson Named 2013 Global Shea Conference Social Media Liaison

Today, I’m honored to announce that I’ve joined the team at Global Shea Alliance as 2013 Global Shea Conference Social Media Liaison. You can read the Global Shea Alliance announcement here. For those who don’t know, I have traveled to Africa previously, in particular living for a time in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I taught…

#HandmadeChat No. 38: Online Marketing And Customer Service Success Tips

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

#HandmadeChat #37: Opening a Retail Store, Non-Profit Collaborations, Social Media Promotions

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

February 2013 Indie Business Book Club Pick: The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Iam pleased to announce our February 2013 Indie Business Book Club pick: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide To Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz. Indie Business Book Club (now merged into our private members only Facebook group) provides a private, convenient way for IBN members to grow together in business and in life. As…

Indie Beauty Business Regulatory Boot Camp: On Audio For A Limited Time Engagement!

Through an exclusive and limited time engagement, the Indie Beauty Business Regulatory Boot Camp is available via audio recording, interactive slides and handouts! You may recall that I hosted this event just a few days ago, and it was a smashing hit. It was delivered live here in IBN’s back yard, and simulcast to dozens…