May Swap & Sell

"Do you need to destash some of the ingredients and supplies you purchased, but no longer have use for? We've got just the place where you can do that. Join us for the Ingredients, Packaging, Supplies and Equipment Swap & Sell! When you are a Maker, you make things, and when your making doesn't turn out the way you hoped, you end up with ingredients, supplies, and other equipment that … [Read more...]

Recap: Artisan Made Show: Mother’s Day Edition

In case you missed it, the Artisan Made Show: Mother's Day Edition was fun and right on time. With the big day being exactly one week away, our American Makers are making it easy for you to treat mom with the best of American Made. Our show lineup included several Indie Business Network member artisan entrepreneurs proudly representing seven states: Wyoming, Connecticut, Maryland, Illinois, and … [Read more...]

May Virtual Open House!

If you missed the Open House, don't worry ... we recorded it for you! You can enjoy the replay below! "Should I join the Indie Business Network?" is a question we see asked frequently online and in Maker communities all around. We have the answer! Our virtual OPEN HOUSE is designed to welcome and introduce new members and to help all members (new and existing) to navigate IBN's many member … [Read more...]

Video Sales and Marketing 5-Day Challenge

The challenge is over, but you can still join the Mastermind Your Way to Success Group at this link. "How do I use video to market and sell my products?" I'm so glad you asked, because I created the Video Sales and Marketing 5-Day Challenge to help you answer that question. If you've already heard about it and are ready to get started, register for the challenge at this link. If you need more … [Read more...]

Recap: Artisan Made Show: Spring Market Edition

In case you missed it, the Artisan Made Show: Spring Market Edition was fun and invigorating. Our show lineup included several Indie Business Network member artisan entrepreneurs proudly representing seven states: Oklahoma, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, California, and Louisiana. As you know, the Artisan Made Show makes it fun and easy for you Meet the Makers | Shop the Brands. Here … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Boost Engagement in Facebook Groups

"How do I get more engagement in my Facebook group?" is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my members and people who look to me to help them market their business on a budget. If your Facebook group has been collecting dust bunnies for months or years, you are in luck. In this article, I will share some of my favorite ways to boost engagement in your Facebook group, as … [Read more...]

Creating an At-Home Wellness Routine, LIVE With Dawn Fitch

At-home wellness is not just important in the middle of a pandemic. It's important always, and that's one reason IBN will soon publish Essential Self-Care: the Modern Woman's Guide to At-Home Beauty Rituals and Well-Being. But until that book is available (stay tuned!), we are encouraging our members to maintain wellness at home through our Indie Business Fit Club. Today, we'll be joined by Dawn … [Read more...]

Recap: Artisan Made Show: Spring 2020 Edition

In case you missed it today, the Artisan Made Show: Spring 2020 Edition was a huge success. Our show lineup included six of our member artisan entrepreneurs from five states: Oklahoma, Connecticut, Wyoming, California, and Louisiana. As you know, the Artisan Made Show makes it fun and easy for you Meet the Makers | Shop the Brands. Here are the streams from today's show, along with shopping … [Read more...]

Product Liability Coverage for Handmade Hand Sanitizer

Effective Immediately, Indie Business Network members with product liability insurance through IBN's program with Veracity Insurance Services have coverage to handmade hand sanitizer, so long as they are in compliance with FDA's Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency. We are so excited to partner with Veracity to … [Read more...]

New Member Benefit: Yoga and Stretch LIVE With Kim Jones

I am excited to announce the newest addition to our Indie Business Fit Club -- Yoga and Stretch with Kim Jones, perfectly timed to support the physical, emotional, and mental wellness of our members as they simultaneously lead their businesses and face down COVID-19. Kim will host two classes a week. We'll start the week on Mondays at 8:30am ET with a time of calm and peace that eases us … [Read more...]