Makers on the Move (Episode 2: September 2017)

Our members are always on the move. There is no grass growing under their feet. They have a plan, and they are executing it, regardless of what anyone else is doing. It is my pleasure to tell you what they are doing, not only so you can buy their products, but so you can be inspired to maximize your potential through small business ownership. Recently, we brought you Makers doing awesome … [Read more...]

Makers on the Move (Episode 1: September 2017)

The best thing about life today is that creativity and inspiration is all around us. Honestly, what did our parents do? What inspired them to create and produce things that could help them provide for their families? Can you imagine coming of age when your options were limited by traditional career paths? I am so glad that I'm coming of age in a world where so much more is possible for people who … [Read more...]

Indies Helping Houston

In this post, I shared that on Wednesday, I'll participate in a complimentary webinar where you can enjoy rare entrepreneurial training simply by making a donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Be sure to sign up for that! Today, in this post, I am sharing some of the love that our IBN members are showering on Houston. There are some great opportunities to kill two birds with one … [Read more...]

Help For Houston

Like you, I have watched in horror as the City of Houston and surrounding areas is being decimated by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. IBN has several members in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, and our collective hearts and support go out to all of them and their friends, family members, and greater communities as they take on this most difficult time in history. Ironically, two of my … [Read more...]

Book Review: The 5 Second Rule

To join the free Indie Business Book Club, click here. For the August 2017 edition of the Indie Business Book Club, we read The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins. The book stands for the proposition that you can improve your life on a grand scale simply by counting down 5-4-3-2-1, and then taking action -- without thinking about it. … [Read more...]

September 2017 Indie Business Book Club: Power of Broke

To join the free Indie Business Book Club, click here. I am pleased to announce the September 2017 Indie Business Book Club pick: The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, by Daymond John and and Daniel Paisner. If you're not familiar with the Indie Business Book Club, you can click here for more … [Read more...]

Makers on the Move (Episode 4: August 2017)

Motivation. It's not everything, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, a little of it goes a super long way. The importance to entrepreneurs of a steady diet of positive motivation cannot be understated. That's one of the many reasons why I enjoy bringing you the stories of our members several times a month. Even a high level look at what some of this nation's Makers and Handmade … [Read more...]

Makers on the Move (Episode 3: August 2017)

Here I am again, back to do what I love most --- share some of the amazing things our members are doing nationwide. I love this picture of our first featured Maker, having a beer with a friend. How about that? Beer drinking with purpose. (I promise there's a business connection.) Recently, we brought you makers who are moving and shaking in Texas, California, Illinois, South Carolina and … [Read more...]

Maker Mastermind Show: Episode 9: MayaIndia Spa and the Smart Cookie Journal

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Maker Mastermind Show! If you missed previous episodes, you can binge watch them here. Be sure to join the free Maker Mastermind group on Facebook so you can join us live for the next show, and be entered to win prizes and/or get discount codes on the artisan made products you love. In this episode, I and my co-host, Christine Laureano, interview Roslyne Yates-Johnson … [Read more...]

Makers on the Move (Episode 2: August 2017)

The Indie Business Network has members from every corner of the country. From big cities to small towns, if you follow IBN members, you will be inspired to maximize your potential through small business ownership. You'll be able to buy some pretty fabulous artisan made products while you're at it. Whether they're appearing on our Maker Mastermind Show or learning and growing together at one of our … [Read more...]