Organic Skincare Line For Sale: Garden of Eve Skin Care

From time to time, I receive inquiries from Indie Business Network members who have been in business for a long time and are ready to sell and move onto their next adventure. Today, I am excited to share that an organic skincare line and business is for sale: Garden of Eve Skin Care. The founder and owner, Eve Stahl (pictured above with some of her product images) has done a brilliant job … [Read more...]

10 Amazingly Fragrant Artisan Handmade Candles

There's nothing more soothing than the fresh scent of a burning candle. If you're anything like us, you are getting bored of the traditional candle fragrances available and looking for a way to mix things up. These luxurious, custom candle blends are sure to pique your senses. SWEET FIG MINIMALIST CANDLE BY BROOKLYN CANDLE STUDIOSummon your inner hippie with the earthy, ripe aroma of a … [Read more...]

Maker Stories: Episode 66: Zondra Wilson of Blu Skin Care [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 66 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Zondra Wilson of Blu Skin Care in Los Angeles, California. Zondra started her business after a career as a television news anchor. When she began to feel like something was missing, she left the broadcast world and then, as she says, Blu Skin Care came along -- as a result of a message from God himself. So, … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Improve Your Business When Sales are Slow

On this episode of the Maker Mastermind Show, I was asked to share some ideas to help you be productive when sales are slow. Of course it stinks when sales are slow, but you can turn that frown upside down and use the time to your advantage. Here are four ways to do that. 4 Ways to Improve Your Business When Sales are Slow Go straight to the content by forwarding to … [Read more...]

10 American Artisan Destination Retail Stores You Must Visit

No matter what American city you call home, you don't have to go far to find a piece of artisan retail store heaven in your own back yard. For example, we love this story from CBS News about the resurgence of local independent book stores. But it's not just book stores that are thriving, and that's good news for our Indie Business Network members, especially those with retail stores. We … [Read more...]

Introducing Find Indie Makers

I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest website and member benefit! Find Indie Makers is here, and it's the best and most colorful, exciting, and reliable place on the Internet where you can discover and browse a wide variety of high-quality indie artisan products crafted by American Makers. About Find Indie Makers Find Indie Makers makes it easy and fun for you to discover and … [Read more...]

Meet Indie Business Book Club Leader Amber Malcom

I am pleased to introduce the Indie Business Book Club leader for the May-June 2019 Indie Business Book Club pick: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller. You can read more about this book and how the book club works at this link. Amber is the founder and CEO of Shabby Chick Cleaners in Duncan, Oklahoma. Under Amber's leadership, Shabby Chick has … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Create Content Without Completely Losing Your Mind

On this episode of the Maker Mastermind Show, I was asked to share some of my best content creation ideas. This question is very frequently asked because we are bombarded today with a dizzying array of ways to connect with customers and prospects through the content we create. It's overwhelming if you try to embrace every little thing, so my challenge in this episode was to share how I manage to … [Read more...]

May-June 2019 Indie Business Book Club: Building a StoryBrand

I am pleased to announce the May/June 2019 Indie Business Book Club pick: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller. If you're not familiar with the Indie Business Book Club, you can click here for more information. We start reading the book together with a live book club meeting on Monday, May 6 at 12:30pm ET in the private Maker Mastermind … [Read more...]

Four Easy Ways to Improve Your About Page

On this episode of the Maker Mastermind Show, I was asked for my best and easiest ideas to improve the all-important About Page at your website. Your "About Page" is an opportunity to woo your prospects and draw them into what you and your brand stand for. It's a chance to replace the tired old "our products are great" spiel with a vibrant lifestyle message that draws people in from the … [Read more...]