Do you want to (continue to) be a successful business owner? I do. It’s what I invest most of my time doing, really — performing activities that help me serve my members more effectively. Ideas pop into my head all the time. Thank goodness for my team members, who receive a steady stream of dM’s…
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I love kale, and even better, so do my kids. It’s a super healthy veggie, and it’s easy to prepare and enjoy without messing up your fitness routine. This weekend, we devoured this easy Asian Kale Salad. Just wash a big, huge bunch of kale, and separate and discard the stems. Chop up the leaves…
A few days ago, USA Today published More Companies Quit Blogging, Go With FaceBook Instead. Huh? I don’t get it. You know I don’t get it, especially if you read this 2009 post about why a blog adds more long term valuable to your business than a FaceBook Page could ever add. Sure, it takes…
What do you see when you survey the small and independent business landscape? You won’t be surprised to know that I see a world of opportunity. You won’t be surprised to know that I see a world or challenges. Let me explain. Opportunities Let’s start with the opportunities. You can do it. The world is…
Donna Maria introduces her new assistant and right hand, Lauren Riemer.
Donna Maria introduces IBN’s New Member & Community Manager, Lydia Fiedler.
Donna Maria shares tips to help you lead your business through the sea of constant “beta” and change that accompanies entrepreneurship.
Donna Maria shares an overview of HR 4262: Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2012.
Donna Maria shares video and points raised at the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s hearing entitled Examining The Current State of Cosmetics.
Donna Maria interviews Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise Magazine about health and fitness, the “creative economy,” social media, and small business success.
Donna Maria shares tips to help you organize multiple Twitter accounts without being overwhelmed.
Donna Maria interviews Kristin Zhivago, the Revenue Coach, about simple techniques you can use to maximize your sales.
Donna Maria shares a bit of the fun from #Indie Cruise MasterMind 2012.
Donna Maria interviews Dawn Fitch about the mindset needed to use social media effectively for your small business.
Donna Maria shares the details about the February 16, 2012, Mocha Moms White House briefing.
Donna Maria shares final thoughts on the life of Whitney Houston.
Donna Maria shares 5 things Whitney Houston taught her about life.
A little video that packs a big punch.
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Donna Maria and Carrie Wilkerson deliver hard-hitting advice for seasoned and would-be entrepreneurs alike.
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