Help Holly Port, the Bath Fizzy Queen, Beat Cancer!

Sadly, Holly Port has transitioned, but you can still click links here to support her family and the Lotion Bar Cafe. If you've followed me for any period of time, you know that my favorite thing about entrepreneurship is not the money, but the amazing relationships I have been blessed to nurture and cultivate over my twenty years in business. Along the way on my entrepreneurial journey, one of … [Read more...]

Melissa Troupe of Mocha Whip [Maker Stories: Episode 73: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 73 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Melissa Troupe of MochaWhip in West Palm Beach, Florida. Melissa makes whipped vegan body butter with ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, and aloe juice. Mocha Whip products can be found online and at dozens of Whole Foods Market locations throughout Florida. As you'll enjoy learning in this … [Read more...]

Thank You Indie Cruise!

As you may know, last week, I hosted the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. We had a marvelous time snorkeling, sailing, masterminding, dancing, spa-ing, exploring, dining, yoga-ing, and just enjoying being together. Indie Cruise has given me a fantastic 10-year run of leading women (and a few good men) on exotic mastermind … [Read more...]

Alana Rivera of Etta and Billie [Maker Stories: Episode 72: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 72 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story features Alana Rivera of Etta + Billie in San Francisco, California. As you'll learn in this episode, this is not Alana's first appearance on Indie Business Podcast. After you enjoy this episode, I encourage you to listen to the first episode we did with Alana over five years ago (link below) because it will provide a … [Read more...]

Celebrating 20 Years

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Indie Business Network! Twenty years ago today, IBN was founded with the goal of helping women to maximize their potential through small business ownership, and with the vision that every woman in the universe would know without a doubt that she could support herself and her family by selling something she made with her own hands. Rather than cut and … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Content That Converts with Christine Laureano

In less than 48 hours, I will board a flight headed to the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. If you had asked me 10 years ago when I announced the first Indie Cruise that I'd still be hosting it, I would absolutely told you, "No." But here we are, and what a ride it is. This is one of a series of posts in which I share some of the … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Let’s Talk CBD with Kayla Fioravanti

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Destination Photography with Nikie Wishnow

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. Just like any other special adventure experience, you … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Nia with Maria: Moving to Heal

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. As an entrepreneur, you probably know what it's like to … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Stretching and Yoga With Kim

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. As you surely know as a creative entrepreneur, small … [Read more...]