Scare The Daylights Out of Halloween Party Guests With These 9 Spooky Candles

If you find smiling pumpkins and goofy ghosts a little too childish for your tastes, these spooky Halloween candles are just what you’ve been hunting for. After all, you’re not looking for a few light laughs: you love drawing out the hair-raising, spine-tingling side of the spooky season. These candles are made of scary stories—enough…

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Meet Shawaunna Middleton: Indie Business Network 4Q 2022 Maker Scholarship Winner

Introducing Shawaunna Middleton of Finally Loc’d in Charlotte, NC. Shawaunna is our 4Q 2022 Maker Scholarship recipient. Shawaunna owns and operates the Finally Loc’d hair salon in Charlotte, North Carolina. About Shawaunna Shawaunna is a licensed cosmetologist and loctician specializing in interlocks, trichology, and more. She is also a Sisterlocks® consultant and a MicroLoc Educator.…

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October 2022 Indie Business Book Club: Live What You Love

Our October 2022 Indie Business Book Club selection is Live What You Love: Notes from Passionate Life by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. This book celebrates the fact that there is more than one path to success. And that’s why you have to read it. In this book, we will meet the authors, a married couple…

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A Pumpkin Spice Lover’s Guide to Fall Skincare

It’s the official time of year to guzzle PSLs and ogle the colorful crunch of changing leaves. From the kitchen to the supermarket, pumpkin spice aromas waft nearly everywhere—including your home if you’ve already shopped our Pumpkin Candle Guide! But pumpkin also pops up in unexpected places like your beauty bag. From sugar scrubs to…

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Spice Things Up With the Best Pumpkin Candles You’ve Waited for All Year

Some people call this September, but we call it the official start of Pumpkin Season! Move over floral and tropical scents—this time of year, pumpkin takes center stage. We’re overhauling our candle collection to include new autumn favorites. Here are the warm and cozy pumpkin candles we’re falling in love with this fall! Pumpkin takes…

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9 Fall Skincare Swaps That Will Transform Your Beauty Routine

Your skincare needs to change as rapidly as fall colors. 🍂 Drier air, blustery winds, and cooler temps demand more of your daily routine—so it’s time to swap out your summer beauty bag with a haul ready for fall! Our members are skincare experts, and they understand what you need to transition from a summer…

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Donna Maria Interviewed on Bubble Babez Let’s Talk Live!

I recently enjoyed the honor of being interviewed on Bubble Babez University’s Let’s Talk Live program with host Nikkie Davis! Nikkie reached out a while back to invite me to meet up virtually with her tribe to share a little about my entrepreneurial journey and what we offer here at the Indie Business Network. Nikkie…

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Spark Summer Romance With These Backyard Date Night Ideas

Scorching hot temps can damper your daytime plans, but September evenings are wide open for romance. It’s the perfect time of year for long conversation and deep laughter under the warm and lazy summer sun. So set the mood for an intimate evening with these summer entertaining essentials! Get ready to cuddle up under the…

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Apply For IBN’s Q4 2022 Scholarship

The Indie Business Network was founded 20 years ago based on the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We believe it is time to replace traditional notions of entrepreneurship with the increasingly obvious reality that entrepreneurship is for everyone, and can be defined in different ways by different people with uniquely different lifestyle goals. You do not…

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Indie Business Network Playlist No. 3: INDIE CRUISE 2023

According to William Congreve’s 1697 play The Mourning Bride, “music has charms to soothe the savage beast.” Inspired by this well-known quote and our upcoming Indie Cruise 2023: Cabo San Lucas, this playlist is sure to soothe and deflect any beast out to stalk you — especially if you love sounds of sand and sea.…

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September 2022 Indie Business Book Club: To Sell Is Human

Our September 2022 Indie Business Book Club selection is To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink. At its core, this book is a reminder that we all spend a considerable amount of time and energy trying to convince others to do what we want them to do. •…

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We’re Coco for These Coconut-Loving Candles and Beauty Products

We are coco for coconut! This iconic fruit overflows with magical powers, cementing it as the multi-hyphenate star of candles and skincare alike.  There are so many ways to embrace the coconut. You can tap into its sweet and creamy scent. Played against the right notes, coconut can sing like a tropical breeze or smolder…

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The Heat of Summer’s Got Nothing On This Beauty Survival Guide

Ah, the long days of August! We love summer, but when things start to get hot, sticky, and oh-so draining, we tap into a special line-up of heat and sun-beating beauty and self-care products. To maximize your fun in the sun, you’ll need the right outdoor candles, skincare, and refreshing treats. So spark some real…

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5 Ways Maker Planner Can Help You Build Your Best Business

Maker Planner is a repeatable system designed to help you forecast your future, create your quarters, and design your days to you can continuously transform and improve your business and your life, and it’s now available for purchase through next two weeks at this link. When used consistently, Maker Planner will help you clarify your goals…

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Celebrate DOGust With These Pawsome Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Calling all dog moms and dog dads—It’s officially DOGust! This summer month, we love to dote on our furry friends. Whether you’re looking to give your pup a relaxing spaw day at home or refresh to pet-funked air with a new candle, we’ve rounded up the best maker gifts for dogs (and those who love…

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