Artisan Product of the Year 2018: Winners

I am pleased to announce the 2018 Artisan Products of the Year! Our winners were selected by our three amazing Influencer Judges: Damaris Lewis, Jaime Schmidt, and Sommer Poquette. If you missed the overview of the Artisan Product of the Year Awards, what they stand for, and why they are so important in the Artisan and Maker communities, you can read it here. Skin Care • Bath & Body • … [Read more...]

Introducing Influencer Judge Sommer Poquette: The Clean Green Mom Influencer

Recently, I announced the open call for entries for the 2018 Indie Business Network Artisan Product of the Year Awards. Our winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, I'd like you to become acquainted with our panel of curated Influencer Judges. You have already met actress Damaris Lewis and award-winning entrepreneur Jaime Schmidt. Today, I'm pleased to announce Sommer Poquette, … [Read more...]

Introducing Influencer Judge Jaime Schmidt: Disruptive Master of Intrigue

Recently, I announced the open call for entries for the 2018 Indie Business Network Artisan Product of the Year Awards. Our winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, I'd like you to become acquainted with our panel of curated Influencer Judges. You have already met Damaris Lewis. Today, I'm pleased to announce Jaime Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt's Naturals. Schmidt’s was launched in … [Read more...]

Introducing Influencer Judge Damaris Lewis: Poet, Actor, Maker, Muse

Recently, I announced the open call for entries for the 2018 Indie Business Network Artisan Product of the Year Awards. Our winners will be announced next month. In the meantime, I'd like you to become acquainted with our panel of carefully curated Influencer Judges. This article shares three things you need to know about our Influencer Judge Damaris Lewis, so you can get an idea of what … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Inspire Yourself When Life Sucks

Since I've had to inspire myself to keep going in the midst of many sucky situations lately, I thought I'd share some of the strategies I've used to get through my recent sucky situations. There have been many, and I'll tell you about them later, but for now, if your life is feeling The Suck right now, this post shares specific things you can do to make things suck less. As an entrepreneur, … [Read more...]

Recap: Artisan Made Show: Summer Sizzle Edition

In case you missed it, the Artisan Made Show: Summer Sizzle Edition was awesome. Summer is in full swing, and if you need some additional life enhancing products to round out the season, you have come to the right place! Our show lineup included five or our member artisan entrepreneurs from five states: Minnesota, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, and Connecticut. As you know, the Artisan Made Show … [Read more...]

Indie Business Fit Club

Iam thrilled to announce the launch of the Indie Business Fit Club! The recent suicides of entrepreneurs Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, not to mention the many discussions in our private Facebook community around the topic of burnout and stress, have led me to believe that it's time to embrace entrepreneurial fitness head on as a community. Entrepreneurship is Stressful In order to … [Read more...]

Recap: Artisan Made Show: Father’s Day Edition

In case you missed it yesterday, the Artisan Made Show: Father's Day Edition was awesome. Father's Day is coming up on June 17, and if you have yet to finish your shopping, then you have come to the right place! Our show lineup included six or our member artisan entrepreneurs from four states: California, Connecticut, Texas, and Maryland. As you know, the Artisan Made Show makes it fun and … [Read more...]

IndieCruise Mastermind 2019 Presenter: Maria Gelnett: The Nia Technique

I am excited to share that, with the addition of Maria Gelnett and The Nia Technique, we have added the perfect complement to Indie Cruise 2019 and our theme of The Community Economy. For those who don't know, the Nia Technique is the combination of 52 simple movements that integrate dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to simultaneously tone your mind and tune your body. When … [Read more...]

Plan Your Life First! [Indie Method™]

Plan Your Life First is Step 1 of the Emerge Phase of the Indie Method, my step-by-step, entrepreneurial training curriculum that helps you build a solid business foundation, increase your income, and use your business to create the life you love. As a result of leading the Indie Business Network for nearly two decades, I receive a lot of e-mails about how to be successful in business. People … [Read more...]