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.

[POLL RESULTS] Are you more likely to buy a cosmetic if “organic” is on the label?

Earlier this month, I posted this question here and over at the Indie social networking site. As you may know, the USDA’s National Organic Program enforces organic labeling and processing standards for food, but not cosmetics. The FDA, which does regulate cosmetics, does not oversee how and whether the term “organic” appears on cosmetic product…

How To Find Victory

This week was extremely challenging, both personally and professionally. A few personal family matters exploded. My son was sick all week with a weird, low grade, no-fever stomach ache (that our pediatrician attributes to touching a turtle last month), which manifested itself mainly around 2:00 in the morning. The widgets and plugins on my blog…

[POLL] Are you more likely to buy a cosmetic if "organic" is on the label?

According to the Organic Trade Association, in 2009, US sales of organic products grew grew by to $26.6 billion. Of that figure, $24.8 billion represented organic food. The remaining $1.8 billion were sales of organic non-foods, including cosmetics. As the founder and CEO of the Indie Beauty Network, a trade organization serving small scale cosmetics…